LAS VEGAS, Nevada — As Republican presidential nominee prepares to hold a campaign rally at the Venetian Hotel on Sunday morning, hoping to reach voters in a crucial swing state, Hillary Clinton is bringing hundreds of volunteers from California to make the difference in Nevada.
“I would do anything to not have Donald Trump be president,” said 11-year-old Kassia Bonesteel of San Jose, who came to Reno to volunteer with her parents, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
She was one of 150 out-of-state volunteers in Reno on Saturday, many of whom had come from California — and even from Oregon and Idaho.
The volunteers were nervous, according to the Mercury News’ Matthew Artz, following the news on Friday that the FBI would be re-opening its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, following the discovery of tens of thousands of emails from Huma Abedin on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
The Trump ground game was caught flat-footed, Artz noted:
While Clinton and the Democrats had set up six staging areas, each expected to draw more than 100 volunteers on Saturday, there were only five people inside Republican headquarters. They included one man picking up a Trump lawn sign who was furious about all of the California license plates he saw outside one Democratic office.
“Just because you have more money and more people than we do doesn’t mean you have the right to tell us how to vote,” said the man, who refused to give his name.
Nevada has a total of 6 electoral votes.
Meanwhile, the Fresno Bee reports that illegal aliens — including “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. by their parents when they were minors — are registering voters in California’s Central Valley, even though they themselves cannot vote.
While Clinton is expected to win California easily, there are several closely contested congressional races, including the race between incumbent Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in eastern Sacramento County.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, is available from Regnery through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.