(Chuck Muth) – Much attention was paid to allegations of voting fraud after the 2020 general election in which Donald Trump lost Nevada by some 33,000 votes.
But Trump’s supporters were only able to raise suspicions without being able to provide admissible evidence to back up their claims. What little evidence they presented in court never amounted to near enough to overcome the 33,000-vote difference.
What they should have focused on instead was the Clark County Commission race between Republican Stavros Anthony and Democrat Ross Miller.
The initial vote tally showed Miller defeating Anthony by just ten (10) votes out of more than 153,000 cast, and where the elections office admitted to 129 “voting discrepancies” it couldn’t account for.
More than enough to swing the election in the other direction.
A recount was subsequently ordered, in which Miller’s lead increased to 30. However, as the Review-Journal reported at the time, “there were 74 more votes tallied in the recount than in the initial count.”
An investigation into THAT “discrepancy” was then initiated. Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria later explained “that the issue had been determined to be duplicate batches of ballots that were read into the system.”
In the end it was determined that Miller had won by 15 votes.
Mistakes happen, granted. However, mistakes like these undermine the public’s faith in the system and contribute to the rise in “conspiracies theories” that elections in Nevada are “rigged” or “stolen.”
None of this inspires confidence in the security of our elections. And it should be noted that the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Mr. Gloria himself admitted that the “majority of discrepancies in county races occurred in mail ballots.”
As long as mail-in ballots are the law of the land, everyone from any and all parties should favor taking whatever steps are necessary to assure that no one who shouldn’t be mailed a ballot is mailed a ballot.
That’s not “election denial.” That’s just plain, old common-sense.
The Scott Pressler Training Event is…ON!
A free get-out-the-vote (GOTV) workshop on early voting and ballot harvesting will be conducted by Scott Pressler of Early Vote Action tomorrow night at 6:00 pm at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas. And contrary to assertions on Friday by Nevada Republican National Committeewoman Sigal Chattah, the event is open to ANY Republican.
Click this link to RSVP and register. Hope to see many of you there.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Since there’s nothing physically preventing mail-in voters from voting at their dining table, during a house party, or during an affinity group meeting, mail-in ballots are inherently less secret — less private — than ballots cast in public polling places where physical partitions and polling observers are present. In extreme cases, this lack of privacy can lead to employers and landlords — or abusive spouses — pressuring voters while they have their mail-in ballot in front of them.”
“Nevada’s voters clearly believe our state’s existing signature-based voter verification system is inadequate and they’re not irrational to believe so. A system which discards thousands of cast votes and puts voters through arcane signature ‘curing’ processes is not an ideal system and shouldn’t be treated as politically untouchable, especially by Democrats who support more accessible voting systems.” – Columnist David Colborne
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views, and founder of CampaignDoctor.com. You can sign up for his conservative, Nevada-focused e-newsletter at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.