Reports: Volunteers Ghosting NV Dem Caucus Sites

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a caucus night campaign rally on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa with Jill Biden. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Politico’s Laura Barrón-López, who is in Nevada covering today’s caucuses, is reporting that there is a shortage of volunteers at precincts across the state, leading to the Nevada Democratic Party asking campaign representatives to serve as volunteers and even precinct chairs.

Just an hour before doors closed at sites across the state, Barron-Lopez tweeted:

A volunteer at Spring Valley High School told Barrón-López:

I’m at Spring Valley High School and a lot of the Nevada Dem Party volunteers did not show up. They are worried about the precinct chairs showing up as well.”

In addition to no-show volunteers, some precinct sites haven’t received early voting data or have received incomplete/inconsistent early voting data.

As voting got underway, a Nevada Democratic Party rep told Barrón-López that they were “recruiting and training volunteers all the way through this morning to ensure we have the capacity we need….”

These developments don’t inspire a lot of confidence in the accuracy and completeness of the results that will be gathered today. If the results are at all close, expect them to be contested.