(Chuck Muth) – In Nevada Assembly District 23 (Clark), the incumbent is “Republican” Glen Leavitt who, among other things, opposes ongoing efforts to repeal ex-Gov. Brian Sandoval’s anti-business “Commerce Tax” that mirrors the gross receipts tax overwhelmingly rejected by voters at the ballot box in 2014.
One of the other big problems with Leavitt is that he’s a double-dipper who’s been included in a “separation of powers” lawsuit by the conservative Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) think-tank to stop government employees from serving in the Legislature.
Now, if you’re a lockstep partisan who simply votes a straight GOP ticket, you’re gonna vote for Leavitt.
But if you’re a conservative first and Republican second, there’s another credible alternative: Bill Hoge of the Independent American Party (IAP), who back in the 1990s served as a rock-solid conservative in the California Legislature.
Indeed, Mr. Hoge has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising to oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Leavitt has refused to sign it. Why do you think that is?
And while it’s understandable that Republican organizations are endorsing Leavitt because…well, he’s a Republican…former conservative GOP State Sen. Don Gustavson’s Liberty PAC, my Citizen Outreach PAC and now former Clark County GOP Chairman George Harris’ Liberty Watch Magazine have all endorsed Mr. Hoge.
As we painfully learned in 1995 – after Newt Gingrich’s GOP takeover of Congress in the 1994 election – having a Republican majority isn’t the same as having a conservative majority.
Speaker Gingrich had a saying: “Real changes requires REAL CHANGE.”
Glen Leavitt is a same-ol’/same-ol’, warmed-over, go-along-to-get-along, stand-for-nothing/fall-for-anything, mushy-moderate, surrender-monkey Republican in Name Only (RINO).
Bill Hoge is real change. Vote accordingly.
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Something Smells Fishy with Initial Voting Numbers
I will be the first to admit, I’m no number-cruncher. Math is decidedly not my strong suit – though in my defense, I did go to publik skool for several years.
But in looking at some numbers posted on the Nevada Secretary of State’s website, I have some questions…
Rounding off, it appears that 1.2 million ballots were mailed to voters in Clark County and 300,000 in Washoe. And while almost 10,000 have been returned by the post office for bad addresses in Washoe, only 869 have been returned for bad addresses in Clark.
Maybe there’s a reasonable explanation for why Clark, with four times the number of ballots going out, is reporting one-tenth the number of ballots returned for bad addresses in Washoe.
Sure would like to hear it.
Also, about 88,000 mailed ballots have been returned in Clark County and 58,000 in Washoe. And yet more “signature cures” have been ordered in Washoe (711) than Clark (644).
Doesn’t seem to make sense. With some 30,000 more mail-in ballots received in Clark, you’d think their number of questionable signatures would be significantly higher than Washoe.
Maybe the signature forgers are more talented and experienced in Clark?
Again, maybe there’s a simple explanation. Maybe there’s just something about the numbers or the process I just don’t understand. Maybe someone in the media will look into this?
Maybe pigs will fly.
The DETR Directive
A number of business owners have asked how to access their accounts with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) website to check on the status of unemployment claims and make sure no one is committing fraud under their company’s name.
Here’s what one employer sent me (hope it helps!)…
ONCE IN THE DETR PORTAL AS AN EMPLOYER
– CLICK Benefits Information
– CLICK Benefits Charge Summary||
– SELECT ” DETAIL BY SSN ” THEN ENTER YEAR / QTR AND FILTER THE REPORT
THIS WILL SHOW ALL BENEFITS PAID OUT FOR THAT QUARTER BY INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE
TO FIND THE QUARTERLY CHARGE REPORT IF IT HAS BEEN SENT
CLICK- Benefits Information
CLICK Correspondence History
THEN SORT THIS INFORMATION BY DATE
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* I received a “Republican Voter Guide” in the mail featuring Clark County races. Which is great, especially for judicial races. But then I noticed something weird. The Clark County Republican Voter Guide was paid for and mailed by…the WASHOE County Republican Party!
Apparently, the Clark County GOP, under the mismanagement of Chairman David Sadsack, can’t even mail out its own slate card.
* Speaking of Chairman Sadsack: Despite being the head of the largest county party in the state, and despite the state GOP recently holding a critical meeting in Virginia City just a month before Election Day, Sadsack was AWOL.
Why aren’t Central Committee members demanding his resignation…if not his head on a pike?
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“President Trump has been censored by Facebook and Twitter 65 times since May 2018, while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has gone completely unchecked by the social media giants, according to a new study by the Media Research Center.” – FOX News, 10/19/20
(Mr. Muth is president of CitizenOutreach.org and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com. He blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.)