By Communications Committee Editorial Board
Fake news is alive and local. Taking a page out of President Trump’s playbook, our local Republican Party used this election cycle to pay for robo-calls peddling propaganda. The robo-calls, which targeted Democratic households, claimed that local Democrats have been abandoning the party and re-registering as Republicans. Not only is the claim laughable, it is an outright lie.
According to our own voter rolls in Nevada County, since June of this year, 4,893 people have registered to vote or have updated their voter information in Nevada County. Of those 4,893 people, 1,745 registered as no party preference, 1,009 registered as Republican, 1,790 registered as Democrat, and 349 registered with a different party. The truth is that Democratic voter registration has out-paced Republicans nearly 2-1 in Nevada County.