Part one of Nevada’s convoluted process of selecting its 25 delegates to the national convention had its problems, if you remember. Part two was even worse yesterday.
An estimated 10,000 people showed up at Bally’s Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas for Clark County Convention, the largest of the 17 county meetings held Saturday, according to casino staff. That’s roughly 2,000 more than party officials expected.
Rowdy crowds quickly filled the Las Vegas ballroom to capacity and forced casino staff to close the doors early, leaving hundreds of delegates outside, party leaders said.
Given that 72% of the state convention delegation comes from Clark County, this is no small potatoes.
The confusion left the results of any Saturday voting vulnerable to a court challenge.
Of course, the DNC is all over this.
Vassiliadis said the Democratic National Committee has threatened to reduce Nevada’s delegation to the national convention if the matter is not resolved.
Of course, this would lead to charges of disenfranchisement.
The Nevada Democratic Party has appointed a committee to review the entire caucus process.
Yeah, get on that, would you?
Let’s just hope this gets ironed out and that the review committee simplifies the whole process for 2012.