Comment’s from Roberta Lange, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair:
As many of you know, Secretary of State Ross Miller announced earlier today that the special election for Congressional District Two, scheduled to take place on September 13, will be conducted using open ballot access. This supports the legal opinion by our legal counsel and what we believe is the intent behind the law for special elections.
The Nevada Republican Party and NRCC immediately sent out a statement criticizing the Secretary of State and threatening to initialize litigation. We expect them to take this action and try to portray the decision by the Secretary of State as a partisan one. It is important that we do not engage with them as they attempt this strategy.
We have always been and remain committed to winning this race and I look forward to working with all of you to make this happen. I will keep you updated as more information becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Chair, Nevada State Democratic Party