Nadig is referring to remarks Johnson made from the bench about the ability of offenders to restore their voting rights.
Johnson says she was merely encouraging the offenders to complete their obligations under probation.
“That way your civil rights would be restored and you would have plenty of time to vote for Mr. Trump on the next election, okay?” she said to a defendant.
Johnson says she was joking.
“It was me being humorous and encouraging to probationers to think in terms of doing everything they needed to get the drop down from the felony to gross misdemeanor,’ Johnson told the Current.
“She was advocating,” says Nadig. “She tried to play it off like it was a joke, and deny the whole power dynamic when you wear that robe.”
Nadig says he “was waiting for someone other than a white male to run against her but she needed an opponent.”
Johnson has a 31.34 percent error rate out of 556 appeals, according to Our Nevada Judges. She hears civil and construction defect cases, as well as criminal cases on the overflow docket.
Nadig says he’s done 40 jury trials and 200 bench trials in a variety of areas including construction defect and personal injury.
As of October 15, Nadig had raised $52,100 and had about $28,450 remaining. Johnson had raised about $168,233 and had $28,363 remaining.