(Chuck Muth) – The lead story in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal is headlined: “GOP Claims Misfire: Detailed Evidence of Voting Irregularities Lacking.” It’s actually a well-done, comprehensive report, but let’s take a look at it…
First, the absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Just because those currently investigating the systemic voting irregularities of Clark County’s 2020 election haven’t provided the public or the media its evidence doesn’t mean they don’t have any.
Whatever evidence they might have will be presented to the courts in various lawsuits that can’t be filed until after the ballot-counting is over…which is today.
On the other hand, as Tom Cruise said in A Few Good Men, “It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.”
Unfortunately, some people on the right continue to make wild allegations without not only presenting any proof, but without presenting even a reasonable suspicion that proof might exist. Here’s an example…
A certain rather irresponsible blogger claimed on Wednesday that “140K Non-Citizens Received Mail-In Ballots.” But even his own numbers, let alone his assumptions don’t add up.
“According to Clark County Officials, only 30 non-citizens were removed from the voter rolls in 2019,” Rob Lauer wrote. “That means at some 140,000 non-citizens received mail-in-ballots in this year’s presidential election.”
No, it doesn’t mean that at all.
His “proof” is supposedly that some 77,000 people in Nevada have been issued green cards since 2013 and another 63,000 have been issued Driver Authorization Cards. But here’s the thing…
The fact that someone was issued a green card or driver authorization card doesn’t prove they were mailed a general election ballot. In addition, many of those green card holders might also have obtained a driver authorization card, meaning the blogger is counting them twice to reach his inflated figure.
Regardless of what the actual figure is – and I don’t even take this guy’s figures at face value because his reporting is so sloppy – Lauer provides absolutely no proof whatsoever that any of those individuals actually voted. And unless they actually voted, there’s no voting fraud.
So making this wild, clickbait claim only undermines the legitimacy and credibility of real investigations of real potential voting fraud. But back to the RJ story…
Reporter Art Kane writes that “Nevada Democratic Party communications director Molly Forgey said Trump supporters have tried everything to overturn valid election results.”
That, of course, is not true. Trump supporters aren’t trying to overturn VALID election results. They’re trying to overturn suspected INVALID election results, if they exist.
And while President Trump is currently trailing Joe Biden by fewer than 37,000 votes out of more than 1.3 million cast, there are a number of local races in Clark County that are a heckuva lot closer. For example…
- In the Laughlin Town Board election, Hermon Walker currently leads Gina Mackey by just 69 votes out of over 13,000 cast.
- In State Senate District 6, Democrat Nicole Cannizzaro leads Republican April Becker by just 852 votes out of more than 64,000 cast.
- In State Senate District 5, Democrat Kristee Watson leads Republican Carrie Buck by just 202 votes out of almost 64,000 cast.
- In the county-wide Family Court Department U race, Dawn Throne leads by fewer than 7,000 votes out of 690,000 votes cast. That’s less than a 1 percent margin.
- In the Clark County Commission C race, Democrat Ross Miller leads Republican Stavros Anthony by fewer than 600 votes out of 146,000 votes cast. That’s less than ½ of 1 percent – a razor thin margin.
So this fight isn’t just about President Trump. And frankly, it’s not just about these particular races in this year’s fouled-up election.
This fight is about exposing all the problems caused by the rushed, last-minute changes in election law passed by Democrats in the Legislature and signed by Gov. Sisolak in August.
This fight is about making sure this assault on the integrity of Nevada’s elections NEVER happens again.
I’ll detail more of the specific problems that have been uncovered in Part III of “The Art of the (Election) Steal.” Don’t touch that dial!
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“I personally witnessed two people handing multiple unopened mail in ballot envelopes to two other people who then opened and filled out the ballots against the side of the Biden/Harris van. The same two people who marked the ballots then put the marked ballots in official pink and white envelopes. These people were not poll workers.” – Newly-released sworn affidavit of a Nevada whistle-blower
(Mr. Muth is president of CitizenOutreach.org and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com. He blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.)