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October 20, 2019

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State, County Dems: OK, we’ll get along now

County and State Democratic parties were at odds over the at-large precincts, but now they’re trying to make nice – or at least present a united front. The statement was jointly issued by State Democratic Party Chair Jill Derby and Clark County Democratic Party Chair John Hunt.

Basically, it says that though we might have disagreed about at-large precincts, we’re moving on.

During the hearing this morning in federal court, Hunt – who wasn’t a plaintiff in the lawsuit – was leaning over the rail, speaking and offering notes to the attorneys for the plaintiffs seeking to block the Strip sites.

Meanwhile, D. Taylor tried to make nice with the teacher’s union at Culinary Union Local 226 headquarters this afternoon. He said the union supports teachers, and support increasing funding for education. Of course, when I asked him about any lasting fissures to the Democratic party here, he repeated the charge that he never thought he’d see the day that Democrats (he wouldn’t specify who, besides saying “Clinton supporters”) would try to disenfranchise thousands of voters.

Below is the full statement from Hunt and Derby.

“Democrats around Nevada agree: By participating in the January 19th precinct caucuses, we have an exciting opportunity to change the leadership in the White House and point our country and our world in a better direction. Some Democrats might have disagreed on the allocation of delegates in this caucus, but this issue is settled and we are unified in our commitment that Nevadans turn out and voice our opinions Saturday to help select our next president.”

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