This opinion column was submitted by Edwin Lyngar, Democratic candidate for Washoe County Commission, District 5. His campaign website is edwinlyngar.com.
There’s a movement afoot in Washoe County to “take over” local elections by school board candidates who despise education and county commissioners who deny election results. It’s all based on misinformation, divisive culture war issues, and plain old hate, but it’s doing real damage to the country and threatening our community.
I jumped into the race for Washoe County Commission District 5 right after the incumbent proposed a 20-point plan for upending elections in our county with plans for armed guards, paper ballots, and other nonsense. It was voted down 4-1, and I think the spectacular loss can be explained by the hundreds of people who showed up to complain. I was one of them.
Contact: Edwin Lyngar