TMCC professor weighs in on expectations for NV caucus

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - All eyes are still on Nevada for the Democratic Caucus Saturday. It’s been a historic week as nearly 75,000 Nevadans took part in the first-ever, early caucus voting. The Nevada Democratic Party said the majority of participants were first time caucus voters.

According to Truckee Meadows Community College Political Science Professor, Fred Lokken, voters should be patient as they head to the precincts on Saturday. Lokken said it’s unclear how many people will vote on Saturday. He said, “If the numbers reflect anything like the early precinct it could be a mad house.”

He added, “So you’re going to have a lot of volunteers that are pretty exhausted, they are now going through last minute training about processes, they have not seen, they have abandoned the processes that they were trained on, this is a formula for a risk of chaos.”

The Nevada Democratic Party said it won’t commit to releasing results on Saturday.

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