(Chuck Muth) – OK, Nevada News & Views reader Robert Smith didn’t actually go to Carson City, but he did send a rather simple question to the Secretary of State’s office, currently being mismanaged by Democrat SoS Ross Miller, in the state capital. Here’s the question Mr. Smith submitted via the SoS website:
“Are the financial records of state PAC’s available for public review? If so how can these records be reviewed? Are these PAC’s required to disclose all income collected and for what the income was spent…Including salaries and all operating costs? Thank you for your response.”
And here’s how Dean Gleason of the Secretary of State’s office responded:
“Thank you for contacting the office of the Nevada Secretary of State. We are just a filing agency and I do not know what a PAC is. Sounds like you need to contact taxation at 775-684-5708.”
PAC, of course, stands for Political Action Committee. And the Secretary of State’s office is where ordinary citizens are required to go to get information on starting a PAC, filing a PAC and reporting PAC activities every election year. I mean, it’s what they do. In fact, they have a whole section of their website dedicated just to PACs. You could look it up HERE
Or as our Mr. Smith put it:
“Dean… PAC means Political Action Committee…Registration is done by the SOS…Sounds like you could ask someone in your office with a bit more knowledge the answer to my questions… If no one in your office knows what PAC means…God help us.”
God help us, indeed.