BREAKING: Nevada GOP Says They’re Changing Bylaws Barring Support for Convicted Felons After Trump Found Guilty of Committing 34 Felonies

In response to Nevada Independent reporting that the Nevada GOP said it quietly waived its own bylaws barring it from supporting Donald Trump, DNC spokesperson Stephanie Justice released the following statement: 

“After attacking Nevada voters’ rights – from spreading dangerous election lies to undermining Nevadans’ votes in frivolous suits – the Nevada GOP continues to prove that nothing will stop them from supporting Donald Trump, not even their own rules that forbid them from supporting a convicted felon. Now, the NV GOP is making the embarrassing admission that they knew all along Trump would be convicted and ripped out the ‘convicted felon’ clause of their platform to make an exception for him, showing Nevada voters that there’s no end to their corruption. Nevadans are watching as the Nevada GOP digs itself deeper and deeper into a hole of extremism.  If Nevada Republicans knew any better, they’d distance themselves from Trump now – instead, they’ll continue to do his bidding and drown in their own chaos.”

According to “Article 16: Support of Certain Candidates” in the Nevada GOP’s bylaws, their state committee is barred from supporting convicted felons, like Donald Trump, without an explicit waiver.


“1. The Nevada Republican Party shall neither recognize nor support any candidate for public office who has been convicted of a felony or, while serving in a public office was impeached and convicted or removed from office for any reason, unless the NRCC or NVGOP State Convention shall waive this rule by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members or delegates present.”

Donald Trump has always thought he was above the law, but last week he learned he was wrong the hard way after being convicted of 34 felonies.

New York Times: “Trump Guilty on All Counts in Hush-Money Case 

“Donald J. Trump, the former president and presumptive 2024 Republican nominee, was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a case stemming from a payment that silenced a porn star.” 

Reuters: “Donald Trump becomes first US president convicted of a crime”

CNN: “Donald Trump found guilty of all 34 charges in hush money trial”

CBS: “Trump guilty in ‘hush money’ trial as jury hands down verdict on felony charges”

“Former President Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felonies by the jury in his “hush money” trial in New York on Thursday, making him the first former president in U.S. history to be convicted of a crime.”

NBC: “Donald Trump found guilty in historic New York hush money case”

“A New York jury on Thursday found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records — the first time a former U.S. president has been convicted of a crime.”

NPR: “Former President Donald Trump has been found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, a historic verdict as Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, campaigns again for the White House.

“This is the first time a former or sitting U.S. president has been convicted of criminal charges.”

The Nevada GOP is led by Michael McDonald, who wanted to steal the election for Donald Trump (who later praised him for his efforts).

New York Times: “Donald Trump’s Man in Nevada”

New York Times: The chairman of the Nevada Republican Party has been indicted.”

Politico: “In Nevada, six Republicans, including state GOP chair Michael McDonald, signed fake certificates on Dec. 14, 2020, falsely declaring themselves to be the state’s duly appointed Electoral College representatives. Trump and his allies then invoked that slate of false electors, as well as similar slates in six other states, as they tried to block Congress’ certification of the election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

The Hill:  ‘A tremendous man, tremendous guy, gets treated so unfairly, and he loves this country, and he loves this state: Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald,’ Trump said at the rally, adding, ‘He’s a fantastic man. Thank you. Thank you, Michael.’”