December 19, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Los Angeles Times reporter was removed from a
southern Nevada caucus location after some Republican voters accused her of being a spy.
Reporter Ashley Powers said Saturday she was thrown out of a community center in suburban Sun City Anthem outside Las Vegas after a Republican volunteer mistakenly told the crowd of voters that members of the media didn't have permission to observe balloting.
Powers says the crowd of elderly voters then booed her.
Powers says she left the room while they voted, and that when she tried to return, an elderly man grabbed her arm and pushed her.
Powers says a Clark County GOP official later called to apologize for the misunderstanding.
Powers was at one of hundreds of caucus locations open Saturday across the state.