February 3, 2022

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

Nevada RINO Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske approved the mail in ballots, approved the DMV registering illegal aliens to vote, fought Pres. Trump’s lawsuit to stop voter fraud in Nevada and failed to properly regulate any public official’s campaign spending. In eight years Cegavske never charged a single elected official with any misuse of campaign funds.

On July 21, 2019, Nevada State Senator Atkinson was sentenced to 27 months and ordered to pay $249,000 in restitution. One critic of Atkinson said, “Atkinson thought no one would dare come after him for stealing $250K because he’s gay and black.”

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada, Nevada Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Senator Kelvin Atkinson plead guilty to stealing $450,000 of campaign cash to finance a luxury car lease and a gay night club.

Nevada RINO Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske failed, even after she was made of aware, to investigate Sen. Atkinson missing $450,000 in campaign cash. So its not a big surprise that Barbara Cegavske, who is not running for re-election or any other office that we are aware of has been spending her left over campaign cash this last year on what can only be described as personal expenses.

In fact, Barbara’s lack enforcement of campaign spending inspired new laws in Nevada requiring all expenses over $100 to be disclosed after Assemblyman Paul Anderson refused to report $46K paid on his credit card which 360 News broke.

Since Barbara is still the current sitting Nevada Secretary of State with a salary of more than $120,000 a year including all the perks that come with the office like a State cell phone and paid travel expense for official trips. So why is Cegavske spending thousands of left over campaign funds on Verizon Cell phone monthly bills for 2020 and 2021, lots of parking at McCarren Airport, lots of flights, lots of hotels, Walmart and a host of other expenses that, according to the law are not connected to her official position as Nevada Secretary of State. According to Barbara’s official records, she spent $26,636 in 2020 and 2021 on what can only be described as personal expenses.

The law does not allow elected officials to spend their campaign donations on personal expense. But they can donate the funds to other candidates, donate the money to non-profits and charities and use the funds to run for other offices in Nevada.

According to Assemblyman John Moore, Barbara Cegavske told him and other newly elected officials in a closed door meeting, that if they are ever accused of wrong doing on their Contribution reports that she had their backs. She would simply allow them to amendment their reports.

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske is charged with regulating the campaign spending and donations by the State Constitution. This in no way gives her the right to spend down her campaign funds from past elections on herself. There have been many elected officials who have gone to prison over the years for using campaign cash for personal expenses. The problem is who’s going to police Barbara Cegavske?

Tonight in Reno, the Republican candidates for Nevada Secretary of State will have a debate starting at 6pm and available to watch online live at redmovenevada.

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