LAS VEGAS — The Democratic Party sued in Clark County, claiming more than 5,500 signatures on a recall petition against Nevada Sen. Joyce Woodhouse are invalid.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the lawsuit claims more than 3,000 signatures submitted in an effort to unseat Sen. Woodhouse came from people who are not registered to vote in Senate District 5, did not vote in 2016 or are not registered to vote.

The party also claims more than 2,000 signers filed forms with the Nevada secretary of state’s office to have their signatures removed from the Woodhouse recall, claiming they were misled by canvassers, deemed the recall a waste of taxpayer dollars or didn’t remember signing.

Former GOP Assemblyman and Woodhouse Recall Committee President Stephen Silberkraus did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com