Confusion at Reno-Sparks GOP Caucuses

Confusion reined at Reed High School in Sparks, where the caucus began an hour late due to an unexpected crowd of an estimated 3,000 people.

Party officials temporarily ran out of ballots and the attendees from 20 different precincts complained they couldn't hear.

Critics say they prefer the former primary system.

But others like the caucus concept, believing it gets more people involved and represents democracy at its most basic level.

GOP spokeswoman Randi Thompson at Galena High School says a
number of caucus-goers were frustrated by confusion over the

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