RNC Files Lawsuit Against Nevada Secretary of State Over Alleged Voter Registration Discrepancies

In a move that shows the RNC is under new management, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Nevada GOP have taken legal action against Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, accuses Aguilar of failing to maintain accurate voter registration records, a responsibility mandated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The RNC has identified five out of Nevada’s 17 counties that they believe are in violation of the NVRA.

According to their findings, at least three counties have more registered voters than adult citizens, while two counties boast registration rates exceeding 90%, significantly higher than the state average.

RNC Chairman Michael Whatley emphasized the importance of accurate voter rolls in ensuring election integrity. “Election integrity starts with clean voter rolls, and that’s why the National Voter Registration Act requires state officials to keep their rolls accurate and up-to-date,” Whatley stated in a press release. He further expressed concern over Aguilar’s alleged non-compliance, particularly in light of Nevada’s universal mail voting system and the absence of a voter ID requirement.

Whatley stressed the significance of this legal action, stating, “Securing clean voter rolls in Nevada is a critical step towards ensuring that it will be easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

The lawsuit seeks a judicial order compelling the state to develop a plan that ensures compliance with the NVRA and rectifies the discrepancies in its voter registration lists.

Nevada, a battleground state, has consistently supported Democratic presidential candidates since 2008.

However, recent polls suggest a shift in voter sentiment, with former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden by an average of 5.6%, as reported by RealClearPolitics.

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the outcome of this lawsuit could have significant implications for the integrity and fairness of the electoral process in Nevada.