For Immediate Release
Monday, October 8, 2018
SHOT: "We are the third worst state for domestic violence, if you can believe that" Wes Duncan said.
CHASER: Wes Duncan has repeatedly turned a blind eye to domestic abusers.
- While Wes Duncan was First Assistant Nevada Attorney General, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team screeched to a halt. For the first year in its history, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team did not review a single domestic violence death.
- Wes Duncan voted against background checks that would prevent domestic abusers from buying guns. In Nevada, two-thirds of domestic violence murderers used a gun to kill their partner.
- Wes Duncan voted against a bill that would allow educators to develop age-appropriate sex education, including curriculum on preventing domestic violence.
- Wes Duncan was designated an “ACU Conservative” by the American Conservative Union while he served in the Nevada Assembly in 2013. That same year, the American Conservative Union actively opposed reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Among other things, VAWA provides millions of dollars to states such as Nevada for law enforcement and victim services.
Ford campaign manager Jessica Adair released the following statement:
“Thanks to politicians like Wes Duncan who put right-wing special interests above domestic violence survivors, Nevada is the ‘intimate murder capital of the nation.’ While Duncan pays lip service to the idea of protecting women from domestic violence, his record tells a different story. Meanwhile, Aaron Ford spent his time in the state senate passing laws to protect survivors of domestic violence. For Nevada women, the clear choice for Attorney General is Aaron Ford.”
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