- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Republican congressional candidate Niger Innis said he regrets not voting more often in the past 14 years.

Innis voted only four times since 2000 while registered to vote and living in New York and Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal (https://bit.ly/1fY5Eez) reported Tuesday, citing information from election records in Clark County and Manhattan.

Innis registered in Clark County as a Republican in May 2010. He did not vote in the GOP primary but voted in the 2010 general election, the newspaper reported. Two years later he voted in both the primary and general elections.

Manhattan Board of Elections records show Innis registered to vote as a Republican on Aug. 15, 2000, but voted only once, in the 2004 general election.

Innis said he moved to Las Vegas around 2007, although he was still registered to vote in New York until 2010, when he switched his registration to Nevada.

He did not vote in 2008 when President Barack Obama won Nevada and the White House and Democrats took control of the state Senate for the first time since 1991.

Innis said for much of the time he was focused on grass-roots and community organizing for Congress for Racial Equity and theteaparty.net, and did a lot of traveling.

“I’ve grown up,” Innis told the newspaper. “What I realized is it’s not enough to criticize the political process from the outside. If you’re serious about changing the political process, you actually have to roll up your sleeves and engage in the political process.”

Innis is running for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford. He faces a June GOP primary against state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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