Carson GOP turnout 5 times what was expected |

Carson GOP turnout 5 times what was expected

Joe Dilonardo, first vice president of the Carson Republican Central Committee said today the party expected 300 to 400 people to show up but estimated 1,500 voted at the capital city’s senior center.

Referring to the lack of organization, he said: “If i didn’t know better, I would have thought it was a Democratic caucus.”

He said people were supposed to have precinct meetings so representatives of the candidates could speak but they just allowed the people to come in, vote and leave without attending a meeting.

John Wagner, member of the Carson City Republican Central Committee, said “We should have done it different.”

He said they changed the rules to allow people to vote and leave without attending caucus meetings.

“People are more important than the rules,” he said noting how long people had to stand outside in the cold.

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