Posted by Karen Tumulty |
I won't insert any what-happens-in-Vegas jokes here, but the Barack Obama campaign is not letting go of its accusations that Hillary Clinton's campaign engaged in voter suppression last Saturday in Nevada.
Obama lawyer Bob Bauer has now put forward the contentions in a formal complaint to the Nevada Democratic Party, in which he says the Clinton campaign closed voter registration and shut the doors to some of the caucuses at 11:30 a.m. and earlier, which was a half-hour or more before they were supposed to under caucus rules.
While stipulating that the Obama campaign does not intend to challenge the outcome on a precinct level, Bauer asks for an investigation and writes:
Clinton spokesman Phil Singer responds:
"The Obama campaign is clearly frustrated by its loss in Nevada and is grasping at straws.
"Senator Obama and his campaign fully expected to win this caucus. As we_all know, their national field director said that whoever won the_endorsement of the culinary workers would more than likely win.
"That didn't happen. Senator Obama lost and now his campaign is acting_out."
Things aren't getting any prettier out there...
UPDATE: Clinton lawyer Lyn Utrecht responds.