Kristopher Dahir is the 1st Nevada candidate to Get the transparency in Politics seal for disclosing background check

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When Jody Baden was on the Washoe County School Board, she remembers being amazed that the only requirements to run for office were to present a driver’s license, a check for the filing fee and be eligible to vote. There is less scrutiny to run for office than get a job at Walmart, said Baden, whose last name was Ruggiero when she was on the school board from 2001-2008.
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A Connection: Candidate Background Checks and Election Reform – OPINION

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By Doug Goodman -Founder & Executive Director Nevadans for Election Reform – March 20, 2024 A Connection: Candidate Background Checks and Election Reform – OPINION Congratulations. You’ve made it through the interview process and you have the job offer. But there is a caveat. Before your first day in the new job you have to pass a background check. Congratulations. You filed to become a member of your city council, county commission, state legislature, or congress and won your election….
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The Crucial Role of Local Elections

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With US politics deeply divided, economic inflation rising, and significant changes in the federal court system, it’s understandable that many Americans feel overwhelmed and fatigued by political discussions. According to Pew Research, 65% of Americans feel exhausted thinking about politics, while only 10% of Americans feel hopeful. Feelings of dread and disapproval from unfavorable socioeconomic conditions and divisive federal elections are widespread in today’s political landscape. Recall the 2012 first Obama vs. Romney debate. Over a decade ago, this debate…
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The problem with the judiciary

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There are nearly 900 judges in the US, and approximately 100 face disciplinary sanctions each year, according to the National Center for State Courts. In 2001, for instance, 104 judges faced public disciplinary proceedings. Of these judges, 14 were briefly suspended. Six resigned. Only eight were removed from office. Despite sanctions, suspended judges often remain eligible to return to the bench, revealing systemic issues in judicial accountability. Financial incentives and bribery from corporations, lawyers, and firms can influence rulings, reduce…
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Interview with KUNR

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Radio Interview Political candidates don’t need background checks. Seriously? Purple Politics Nevada with Lucia Starbuck is KUNR’s monthly show about Nevada politics and the 2024 election. This episode is about a lesser-known truth: political candidates don’t undergo background checks, and one Nevada-based organization’s efforts to change that. Transcript (UPBEAT JAZZ MUSIC BEGINS) LUCIA STARBUCK, HOST: Welcome to Purple Politics Nevada. I’m your host, Lucia Starbuck. The name reflects the fact that Nevada isn’t red or blue — it’s both. Today, we’re…
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