May 27, 2022
DREW JOHNSON FILES COMPLAINT TO BAN CONFLICT OF INTEREST-PLAGUED GRIFTER FROM SERVING ON ELECTION BOARD
LAS VEGAS — Clark County Commission candidate Drew Johnson filed a complaint with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office to prevent a heavily biased, conflict of interest-plagued campaign consultant from serving on the Clark County Election Certification Board.
To see the complaint, click here.
Earlier this week, Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria named Lisa Mayo DeRiso to serve as the Republican representative on the Clark County Election Certification Board.
The Election Certification Board was created to certify elections in an unbiased, impartial manner. That goal, however, is impossible with DeRiso on the Board due to her numerous conflicts of interest and inability to act in the best interests of Republican voters and candidates – the very people she is tasked with representing.
Johnson, the leading candidate in the Republican primary for Clark County Commissioner in District F, said DeRiso should be barred from serving on the Election Certification Board for three reasons.
“First, DeRiso is acting as a consultant to a number of candidates whose elections the Board would be tasked with certifying. Since she often receives ‘win bonuses’ if her candidates win, she has a financial incentive to ensure the Board’s decisions benefit her candidates,” Johnson said.
“Second, DeRiso is prejudiced against candidates running against her clients including me. She has personally attacked me on social media, making false claims about my career and lying about things I’ve said in interviews. She even threatened to make the health of my wife’s mother, who is struggling with a terminal degenerative brain disease, a campaign issue. Her extreme bias makes it unlikely the board would give me a fair shake,” Johnson continued.
“Finally, DeRiso is the Republican’s only representative on the board, but she is currently working for several Democrats,” said Johnson. “As a result, Republicans can’t trust that their voice on the Election Certification Board truly has their best interest at heart.”
Johnson requested DeRiso be removed from the Election Certification Board and replaced with a qualified and competent Republican as soon as possible.
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