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. On the eve of the caqueuses, the State Party says that volunteers and employees of caucus sites are prohibited from speaking to the news media. The Nevada Caucuses were subjected to intensive examination after Feb. Iowa Caucuses turned into a debacle when a mobile app developed by a company called Shadow for not correcting the results correctly. Nevada had planned to use a mobile app developed by the same company, but rejected that plan after the Iowa misadventure. Asked about the confidentiality agreement, party spokeswoman Molly Forgey referred to a caucus rule that prohibits the press from interfering in a caucus during the actual vote. Otherwise, she said, whether it`s the volunteers to talk or not. 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. The exact timing of the outcome of the caucus is only a source of concern heading towards the election.
A Democratic official with another state party, who spoke out because of the sensitivity of the matter on condition of anonymity, said it was not common to ask volunteers to sign confidentiality agreements. 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. LAS VEGAS — On the eve of the Nevada Caucuses, the state Democratic Party asked all caucus site leaders to sign a confidentiality agreement that prevents them from speaking to the news media. State party officials began presenting the agreements to local officials on Friday. Early vote for the Nevada Democrats` presidential election on February 18 in Las Vegas. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images Why it matters: These non-disparation agreements come after Democrats used an app created by Shadow Inc., which rocked the Iowa caucuses, resulting in delayed results amid evidence of a flawed lawsuit. Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Bernie Sanders, is worried about the party`s preparations before the caucus. Concerns remain, with some volunteers saying they have not received hands-on training with the iPads the party has purchased to beat up the results. Other volunteers are concerned about the introduction of the new caucus voting orientation system, which involves the additional complication of adding the results in the first-vote vote – a step that even Iowa has not had to deal with with all its problems.
But in a tweet Friday afternoon, Molly Forgey, the state party`s communications director, said: “These agreements are not necessary — but asking volunteers who manipulate sensitive internal information to sign them is a common practice, and the State Party did so in the 2018 cycle. On another front, Nevada Democrats, in a single step to strengthen presidential elections and avoid chaos in the iowa style, said Friday that they did not rely on a Google form to cover the results, and that they would instead use a traditional telephone system – as the results have been reported for decades in Caucasus countries.