Washington, D.C. native Adam Laxalt released a desperate new ad today on Nevada’s sexual assault kit backlog. Laxalt, who has spent the last few months avoiding questions about an alleged rapist supporter of his, has based his campaign on his office’s supposed efforts at reducing Nevada’s sexual assault kit backlog. But what you don’t hear in Laxalt’s latest special interest-bankrolled attack ad is Laxalt’s office has incompetently struggled to meet their own deadlines for ending the rape kit backlog.
Laxalt’s office quietly pushed back the deadline by months because they weren’t able to meet it. In 2016, Laxalt’s office said testing of the rape kits would be completed by December 2018. A January 2018 report, however, noted that all kits collected prior to 2015 would be tested by the end of 2019. This significant delay was confirmed in an August 2018 report from Laxalt’s office. Since […]Read more after the jump.