Nevada Dems hope to avoid the chaos caucus: Here is how the process is supposed to work

nearvideo Nevada election officials hope to avoid the chaos caucus

Nevada Democrats ditch Google form to report on the results and will instead relay sums of money through calls and SMS messages; Jacqui Heinrich reports from Las Vegas votes.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada group sessions nationwide under control, as the Democrats in the silver state caucus districts on Saturday, weighing into the race for the democratic presidential nomination.

To avoid in the course of the reporting debacle three weeks ago at the Iowa Caucasus, due to a technical glitch, Nevada Democrats encrypted, repeat — a quick app from the same developers fall in Iowa.


Further, Nevada Democrats made a last-minute move on the eve of the Caucasus, set the use of a Google application to transfer the results from one of the districts, the officials of the party.

The Democratic National Committee has been in Nevada all week to help the Contracting state in the training of volunteers, on the calculation and reporting of the results. DNC Chairman Tom Perez, warned earlier this week that the results may not be released until the end of Saturday. However, the state party insists they are the report results on caucus day.

The Nevada democratic party is holding a group training for precinct volunteers at Silverado High School in Las Vegas on Feb. 21, 2020

Some of the candidates expressed concerns.

Speaking to reporters on Friday in the activities in Las Vegas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts advertising said, “I think everyone is affected, and wants to see everything will go well tomorrow. And I very much hope that it is counted no technical glitches, all get out and the group, and your group votes.”


With Iowa, the group in Nevada will be meetings of the state parties– that is quite different, as in last week’s primary election in New Hampshire, which is managed by the state.

Who can vote

All registered Nevada voters may participate in the meetings of the group. A voter must be at least 18 years old by the time of the Nov. Agree with 3 of the General election.

The state party does not require that each, of the Caucasus, a registered Democrat. But the voters can room in their local districts, before entering the caucus.

How it works

The fraction of the precinct doors open at 10 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET), and caucusing in motion local time (3 p.m. ET) comes at noon.

Similar to Iowa, voters group, with the other Fans of a particular candidate. After the first vote, the supporters of the candidates, not on the 15 percent threshold in a particular district can then support a candidate who does not remain viable. Or you leave and remain non-binding. After this realignment, a second vote shall be taken.

Like Iowa, Nevada for the first time in this report, the raw totals of the first vote and the raw vote totals, the realignment votes. But, unlike Iowa, there is no “state delegate equivalent” percentages. That is, it may be, estimates of the percentages of participants obtained by the candidates.

Nevada has 36 delegates to win in a process that begins sessions with the Saturday group. A presidential candidate must win 1,991 delegates formally to the Democratic party presidential nomination this summer’s convention in Milwaukee, Wis.

Early voting

For the first time in Nevada instead of early voting, from last Saturday until Tuesday. Around 75,000 people cast ballots, which was almost as many people who participated, in the state of the entire 2016 Democratic parliamentary parties.

But since this is a group that the vote was not easy. The voters ballots rank, received in their choice of candidates. The early-voting ballots will be married, with those of the caucus-goers on Saturday in the first round and the realignment.

This has never been done before in Nevada and has some volunteers concerned about how smoothly the process will take place.

At a training on Friday on the Silverado High School in Las Vegas, caucus volunteers Tom Harrison in the vicinity of Henderson Fox News said he was, “because I just want to get as much training as I can, because I think the headlights are a little hot.”

Another volunteer, Wendy Linow Henderson, concerns about the addition of the early voices in the mix, but confident was not an Iowa-style meltdown “is happening here.”

Reporting of the results

The Google Forms application will still be used, the number of the raw-vote totals and delegates won by the candidates, together with a paper backup. But the party decided on Friday to scrap with the Google Forms application transmits the data to the party-Central.

The group of precinct chairs are now. the results by the choice of a hotline and the provision of a secret passcode Then the chairs are required to text a photo of your reporting sheet-Nevada Democratic party officials — and, finally, hand in a physical copy of the reporting sheet.


How fitting for the state of Nevada.

In the rare case of a tie between the candidates at a caucus of the district, city, state, party rules dictate that the draw of a card used as a tie-breaker.

Here is the rule: In the awarding of delegates, presidential preference group with caucus math scores of 0.5 and above rounded up is. Similarly, the preference of the group with results below 0.5 is rounded down. In some districts, on Caucus day, a normal rounding of the pedestrian counts delegate, will lead to more delegates than the pedestrian be entitled to the award. If there are two or more groups choose the same lowest or highest decimal number as a result of the caucus math, a game of chance, to lose which group(s), or to win, the delegate(s).

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