RNC Sues Nevada Secretary Of State Alleging ‘Impossibly High’ Voter Rolls
Michael Whatley, chair of the North Carolina Republican Party, center, during the Republican National Committee spring meeting in Houston, Texas, US, on Friday, March 8, 2024. Close allies of Donald Trump were named to the two top jobs at the Republican National Committee after the previous chair stepped down amid dissatisfaction with fundraising and coordination with the former president's 2024 presidential campaign. Photographer:
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Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguliar, a Democrat, was sued by the Republican National Committee (RNC) last week as the party alleges the 2024 battleground state has “impossibly high” voter rolls.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that Aguliar and five county clerks failed to properly maintain the requirements of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

“Section 8 of the NVRA requires States to maintain clean and accurate voter registration records,” the lawsuit begins. “Nevada has failed to live up to the NVRA’s requirements. At least five counties in Nevada have inordinately high voter registration rates.”

The RNC goes on to allege that three Nevada counties count more registered voters than there are adult citizens, and two additional counties “have voter registration rates that exceed 90 percent of adult citizens over the age of 18,” a number that “far eclipses the national and statewide voter registration rate in recent elections.”

“Based on this and other evidence, Defendants are failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct appropriate list maintenance as required by the NVRA,” the lawsuit states.

Nevada, which has been won by Democratic candidates in every presidential election since 2008, is currently a toss-up in the 2024 presidential race. Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden in the state by just over four points, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.

Newly-elected RNC Chair Michael Whatley commented on the lawsuit, saying that looking into the voter rolls “is a critical step towards ensuring that it will be easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

“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. Nevada has universal mail voting and no voter ID requirement, which makes Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar’s failure to comply with the NVRA and provide accurate voter rolls all the more concerning,” Whatley said.


The lawsuit mirrors one the RNC filed against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson earlier this month, alleging that multiple counties in the vital swing state have “inflated voter rolls,” The Daily Caller reported. The outlet also reported that the RNC is working with the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee on an expansive effort to combat voter fraud ahead of the 2024 election as the Trump campaign reshapes party leadership.

Last week, the RNC hired two new lawyers, Charlie Spies, who will serve as the RNC’s chief counsel, and Christina Bobb, a Trump campaign lawyer who has challenged the results of the 2020 election. The new additions to the RNC’s legal team came as Whatley, the former chair of the North Carolina GOP, took over for Ronna McDaniel as the party’s national chair, and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump was elected RNC co-chair.

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