Nevada Democratic Party Experiences Mass Exodus After Socialists Elected as Leadership

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Socialists won Nevada Democratic Party leadership roles causing an uproar within the state’s party. Reportedly, “every Nevada Democratic Party staff member quit” after Judith Whitmer was the newly elected party chair. According to The Intercept Alana Mounce, the party’s executive director notified Whitmer “she and other staff members were resigning.”

Whitmer and left-wing candidates of the “NV Dems Progressive Slate” which was run by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Left Caucus, beat out the Democratic Party’s “Progressive Unity Slate.”

As a result of the socialists’ win, “the party’s operations director, research director, communications director and finance director all resigned.” One anonymous staffer said of the situation, “I knew I couldn’t work with her…and watch her destroy the years of hard work so many operatives put into making our state party the best state party in the country,”

Apparently, the mass resignations did not come as a shock to Whitmer who said she and her incoming colleagues “weren’t really surprised” and they were “prepared.” However, “but what hit us by surprise and was sort of shocking is that for a slate that claimed they were all about unity, and kept this false narrative of division going on throughout the entire campaign- in fact, they kept intensifying that – that’s what was surprising about it, was the willingness to just walk away, instead of working with us.”