State of Nevada

Nevada Voter Roll Maintenance Challenge (RNC)

Republican National Committee v. Aguilar

Lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the Nevada Republican Party (NVGOP) and a Nevada voter against Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar (D) and local election officials challenging the state’s maintenance of its voter rolls. The plaintiffs allege that at least three counties in Nevada have more registered voters than adults over the age of 18, and two additional counties have voter registration rates that exceed the voting-age population.  They allege that the only explanation for these impossibly high numbers of registered voters is that the state’s voter rolls are poorly maintained and out of date in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA is a federal law that requires states to maintain accurate public voter rolls. The plaintiffs ask the court to require Aguilar and the other elections officials to develop a new registration list maintenance program that will purge any ineligible voters from their voter rolls.

Pro-democracy groups have filed motions to intervene in and dismiss this case. On June 18, granted the state’s motion to dismiss and dismissed the case.

On July 2, 2024, the RNC filed an amended complaint.

STATUS: On July 12, 2024, the court granted the motion to intervene. Litigation is ongoing.

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