The agreement prohibits, among other things, volunteers and employees who use caucuses from speaking to the news media, even if they are not reported. Campaigns are already complaining about the way the caucus is being conducted. “If I volunteer and answer phones at the N.S.S.P. office or volunteer for an official N.S.D.P. event, I am a representative of the N.S.S.D.P. and I am not authorized to speak to the press unless it has been approved by the Executive Director or Director of Communications,” the agreement states. Impact: At least three volunteer caucus employees interviewed by the Post Office terminated in protest of the agreements. The confidentiality agreements were first reported by CNN. The NDA is not designed to focus specifically on caucus, outlet reported, but is rather a broad agreement that is used for several purposes within the Nevada Democratic Party and prevents volunteers from speaking to the media. Despite surprising confidentiality agreements and last-minute changes like the abolition of the Shadow app, used in the Iowa caucuses, Carlson is confident that Saturday`s caucus will go smoothly – the only variable is the weather.
The 2020 caucus process is much more complex than it used to be; Democratic National Committee rules introduced for this presidential round require the notification of two crude voting phrases for each candidate, in addition to delegate numbers, and Nevadas were able to vote for the first time at an early stage. The Nevada State Democratic Party asked some of its volunteers to sign confidentiality agreements ahead of the first Democratic nomination contest in the state`s west on Saturday, prohibiting them from sharing sensitive election data or speaking to the media about the caucus trial. The memo from Alana Mounce, the executive director of the state party, did not mention the Google Forms tool that ordered volunteers to calculate and enter the results. Instead, she informed the campaigns that the results of the caucus results are transmitted via the State Party telephone line by district leaders who read the worksheets they completed by hand. The exact timing of the outcome of the caucus is only a source of concern heading towards the election. A Nevada Democratic official said the party and its volunteer district leaders would still use the Google app to calculate results and make early votes and in-person caucuses. But the results that the party plans to report publicly saturday, said the official, will come from figures sent by phone and SMS from the state 2,097 districts. Voters responsible for counting the results of Saturday`s Democratic caucus are being asked to sign legal agreements to deter them from damaging the reputation of the Nevada Democratic Party, the Washington Post reports.
What to see: The Nevada Democratic Party currently distributes iPads with Cisco Systems software for Saturday`s caucus, the post reports, and volunteers will use Google Forms to calculate how many delegates are assigned to each candidate. The move to a telephone reporting system follows widespread concern about the caucus process after a nuclear meltdown in Iowa earlier this month. But even trust in a phone line is not infallible: in Iowa, some caucus chairs waited for hours waiting as they tried to report the results, and operators were inundated with annoying calls after the phone number leaked online. Nevada volunteers will be trained Thursday in Las Vegas to record caucus results. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Four years ago, Hillary Clinton`s narrow victory over Sanders was projected hours after the Caucuses began. But at the time, the state party and its network of volunteers spread across the state had only one result to report, a race with only two candidates. “I think it`s shady,” said Ziad Doumani, a retired firefighter and student who lives in Henderson, New York, and who volunteered to lead one of the Caucuses.