ELECTION INTEGRITY

Whistleblower Alleges Mail-In Ballot Signatures Were Disregarded in Nevada: Affidavit

November 9, 2020 0:03, Last Updated: November 9, 2020 1:47
By Isabel van Brugen

A whistleblower has alleged in an affidavit that election officials in Clark County, Nevada, counted mail-in ballots despite concerns about the validity of signatures.

According to a partially redacted affidavit obtained by the Washington Examiner, the whistleblower left his or her position as a ballot counter in Clark County on Nov. 6 “due to concerns about how the votes were being counting [sic].”

The individual had been working as a counting board member in the county since October.

“I personally witnessed disregard of signature verification as well as other irregularities,” the whistleblower said in the affidavit that has been sent to the Department of Justice, the Examiner reported.

The Nevada whistleblower said that he or she observed “a significant number of signatures on mail-in ballots I believe did not match the name and should have been reviewed,” while working in the elections office.

“When I asked the supervisors, [redacted] and others, about it, instead of taking the ballots to verify the signature in the electronic database, the supervisor told me to push the envelope through without verification.”

According to the Examiner, the whistleblower first came forward with the allegations to the Nevada Republican Party.

The Department of Justice and Clark County did not immediately respond to requests for comment by The Epoch Times.

In August, state lawmakers amended the law to ensure every registered Nevada voter received a mail-in ballot.

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign last week said that they are filing a lawsuit in the state, alleging there were more than 10,000 ballots that were cast in the state by voters who don’t live there.

Trump campaign Nevada chairman Adam Laxalt at a press conference Thursday that there were “examples of ballots mailed across this valley … in trash cans … people getting as many as 18 ballots” in the mail, saying that it is evidence of voter irregularity.

“We still have not been able to observe these signatures or meaningfully examine mail-in ballots out of hundreds of thousands of ballots cast,” Laxalt, the former Nevada attorney general, said in the news conference. He added there were “dead voters that have been counted.”

Meanwhile, he claimed, “thousands of people who have been counted … have moved out of Clark County during the pandemic.” Clark County includes Las Vegas, the state’s largest city.

The Department of Justice last week confirmed in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times that Attorney General William Barr had received a criminal referral from the Nevada Republican Party’s lawyers alleging at least 3,062 cases of voter fraud in the state.

The Nevada GOP said that it expects that number to “grow substantially.”

“Thousands of individuals have been identified who appear to have violated the law by casting ballots after they moved from NV,” the party wrote.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told reporters Saturday that his office has received reports of potential voter fraud, and will investigate post-election.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

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