The Real Story Behind Voter Fraud

By Barbara Kirk

Guest Writer

The Nevada GOP issued a statement recently that they found evidence of 122,918 fraudulent votes.  I did some research of my own and I found quite a different story which Nevada Republicans deserve to hear.

The NVGOP identified 42,284 duplicate votes purportedly using three data points. When I ran a data query using the same three data points, I came up with 3,058 potential duplicate votes.  That is 39,226 less duplicate votes than they reported.  I believe they actually used only two data points, last name, and DOB, to obtain the 42,284 duplicate votes.

Additionally, they stated that 31,643 votes were flagged for “ID Required”. However, there is no data to suggest these “flagged” voters actually voted. I identified only 171 voters that were “flagged” that actually voted. If you deduct the 171 actual “flagged” voters who voted from the 31,643 “flagged only” votes, the number is 31, 472. If you deduct the adjusted numbers of 39,226 and 31,472 (70,698), there remains 52,220 potential fraudulent votes.

In order to verify the remaining 52,220 votes in question further data and legwork would be required to substantiate fraud.

My conclusion is the claim of 122,918 fraudulent votes is likely an overstatement. The 52,220 may be fraudulent but a verification would need to be completed through further investigation.

Note: The data team for the Washoe County Republican Party verified the numbers presented in this article are accurate.

2020 Ballot Issue Recommendations

The Washoe County Republican Party has carefully reviewed and researched all issues that will appear on the Ballot in this 2020 election cycle. Our recommendations on each issue are listed below.

Issue                                                                          Vote Recommendation

Board of Regents                                                        NO

The ballot would remove the Board of Regents system from the state constitution, giving the Legislature more control over colleges and universities. The amendment would allow lawmakers to make changes without having to go through a five-year process of amending the constitution.

We do not want to give more power to the legislature, nor do we want to allow our constitution to be changed for the convenience of the legislature.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE                                                NO

Though same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, Question 2 on the ballot would enshrine the right in Nevada’s constitution and remove existing language recognizing marriages only between a man and a woman. The amendment would also establish that religious organizations and clergy members have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

Same sex marriage is already legal in Nevada. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it. Clergy have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

BOARD OF PARDON                                                   NO

A proposed constitutional amendment regarding the state Board of Pardons will be Question 3 on the ballot. The board made up of the governor, state Supreme Court justices and the attorney general, would be required to meet at least four times a year. The amendment would also remove the governor’s power to veto a decision by the majority of the board.

We do not want to give power to the legislature to oversee the Board of Pardons.

VOTERS’ RIGHTS                                                         NO

Question 4 on the ballot would enshrine an existing voters’ bill of rights under state law to the Nevada Constitution. It would guarantee voters can have their ballots recorded accurately and can cast votes without intimidation or coercion, among other rights.

This already exists per our state constitution. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it.

RENEWABLE ENERGY                                                 NO

A proposal that will be listed as question 6 would amend the state’s constitution to stipulate that electric utilities generate or acquire at least 50% of power from renewable resources to by 2030. The measure was passed by voters in 2018 but needs voter approval again this year. Sisolak last year signed the same standards into law, but the constitutional amendment would make it much harder to change the future.

This bill if passed would cause power rates to increase, and like California, would subject Nevadans to power shortages forcing rolling blackouts.

 

How to Make Your 2020 Vote Count

By Mark Leonard. October 5, 2020

This year all registered voters in the State of Nevada will have choices on how they want to cast their vote. In person voting is preferred with early voting from October 17 to October 30, or on Election Day November 3. Voters who choose to use mail In their ballots must have them postmarked no later than November 3 for their vote to count. It is important that voters do everything in their power to insure their vote counts. Here is the most important recommendation:

Vote in person or drop your ballot at one of the polling locations.

Here are the steps to take to insure your vote counts.

  1. Check your voter status online – ASAP! Go to the Washoe County Registrar of voters website at https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/registration/voter-registration.php Enter your last name and birth date.
  2. Watch for your ballot in the mail. If you have not received your ballot by October 12, call the Registrar’s office at (775) 328-3670, or go to their offices at 1001 E. 9th Street, Bldg A, Reno.
  3. Vote early. Once you receive your ballot, we recommend that you vote as early as possible. Please fill out the ballot completely and sign the envelope as indicated.
  4. Hand-deliver your ballot or vote on a machine. Washoe County will have in-person polling stations open from October 17 to October 30 from 9:00am to 7:00pm daily, and on Election Day, November 3 from 7:00am to 7:00pm. You can visit the Registrar’s Office at 9th and Wells and vote in person there, or at one of the other polling locations. This will minimize the number of people handling your ballot. If you hand in your ballot at any of the polling stations, make sure that they scan your ballot! If you turn in your ballot at the Registrar’s Office, they will scan it later that day.

HINT: you will be required to wear a mask and have your temperature checked at all polling locations. If you choose to vote with your ballot, there will be a line designated for this, which should reduce your wait time.

  1. Do NOT mail your ballot. We strongly discourage you from mailing your ballot. There have been too many instances of mail not getting delivered.
  2. Check to make sure your ballot has been received. Within 48 hours of voting, go back online to the Registrar’s website (above) and check to make sure your ballot is in the system. If it isn’t, contact the Registrar (see Step 2).
  3. Ask for help. If you are unable to vote in person for any reason, or you know anyone who cannot vote in person, please contact our office at the Washoe County Republican Party at (775) 827-1900 and we will arrange for one of our volunteers to come to your location and pick up your ballot and deliver it in person to the Registrar of Voters.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will my vote be counted? The Registrar of Voters will begin opening ballots and tallying them 15 days prior to November 3rd this year. The earlier you get your ballot in, the easier it will be for the Registrar’s staff to provide an accurate count on Election Day.
  • Do I have to go to a particular polling place? No, any Washoe County voter can go to any of the designated polling stations.
  • Should I request an Absentee Ballot? You can request an absentee ballot if you want to, especially if you want to be listed as a permanent absentee voter.
  • How many ballots are signature verified? By state law, every single ballot will be signature verified using multiple signatures on record.
  • What if the Registrar of Voters says my signature doesn’t match? You will be notified and will have the opportunity to cure the mismatch. If the Registrar has the voter’s email or phone number, they will first attempt to notify using those means, otherwise they will send out a letter notifying the voter.
  • What is the latest I can register to vote and receive a ballot? You must register with the Registrar before midnight on October 15. If you miss this date, you must vote in person.
  • Can I register to vote on Election Day? Yes you can. You will be required to provide a Nevada Drivers License or ID, plus additional proof of residence, and your vote will be provisional pending verification.
  • Isn’t turning in ballots for someone else illegal? It used to be a felony until AB4 was passed. Now it is legal. Please note, there is no tracking of people who turn in ballots for someone else. Please know to whom you are giving your ballot.
  • Can my ballot be counted after November 3? Ballots that are postmarked on or before November 3 will be counted, even if they arrive at the Registrar after November 3. If the postmark is November 4 or later, it will not be counted.
  • When will all ballots be counted? Counting ends 9 days after the election on November 12.

Early Voting Locations – Oct 17 to Oct 30  9:00am to 7:00pm daily

  • Double Diamond Athletic Club – 9400 Double Diamond Pkwy, Reno 89521
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Admin Bldg. – 208 Capitol Hill, Nixon 89424
  • South Valley Library – 15650A Wedge Pkwy, Reno 89511
  • Downtown Reno Library – 301 S Center St, Reno 89501
  • Registrar of Voters Office – 1001 E 9th St, Reno 89512
  • Spanish Springs Library – 7100 Pyramid Hwy, Sparks 89436
  • Incline Village Library – 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village 89451
  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center – 4590 S. Virginia St, Reno 89502
  • Sparks Library – 1125 12th St, Sparks 89431
  • Northwest Reno Library – 2325 Robb Dr, Reno 89523
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym – 34 Reservation Rd Bldg B, Reno 89502
  • Sun Valley Neighborhood Center – 115 W 6th Ave, Sun Valley 89433
  • North Valleys Library – 1075 North Hills Blvd, Reno 89506
  • Reno Town Mall – 4001 S. Virginia St, Reno 89502
  • UNR – Lawlor Events Center – Upper Concourse – UNR Campus, Reno 89557

For more information on voting and voting locations, please log onto the Washoe County

Republican Party website at: www.washoegop.org

Recommendations for 2020 Election Ballot Issues

Issue                                                                          Vote Recommendation

Board of Regents                                                        NO

The ballot would remove the Board of Regents system from the state constitution, giving the Legislature more control over colleges and universities. The amendment would allow lawmakers to make changes without having to go through a five-year process of amending the constitution.

We do not want to give more power to the legislature, nor do we want to allow our constitution to be changed for the convenience of the legislature.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE                                                NO

Though same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, Question 2 on the ballot would enshrine the right in Nevada’s constitution and remove existing language recognizing marriages only between a man and a woman. The amendment would also establish that religious organizations and clergy members have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

Same sex marriage is already legal in Nevada. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it. Clergy have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

BOARD OF PARDON                                                   NO

A proposed constitutional amendment regarding the state Board of Pardons will be Question 3 on the ballot. The board made up of the governor, state Supreme Court justices and the attorney general, would be required to meet at least four times a year. The amendment would also remove the governor’s power to veto a decision by the majority of the board.

We do not want to give power to the legislature to oversee the Board of Pardons.

VOTERS’ RIGHTS                                                         NO

Question 4 on the ballot would enshrine an existing voters’ bill of rights under state law to the Nevada Constitution. It would guarantee voters can have their ballots recorded accurately and can cast votes without intimidation or coercion, among other rights.

This already exists per our state constitution. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it.

RENEWABLE ENERGY                                                 NO

A proposal that will be listed as question 6 would amend the state’s constitution to stipulate that electric utilities generate or acquire at least 50% of power from renewable resources to by 2030. The measure was passed by voters in 2018 but needs voter approval again this year. Sisolak last year signed the same standards into law, but the constitutional amendment would make it much harder to change the future.

This bill if passed would cause power rates to increase, and like California, would subject Nevadans to power shortages forcing rolling blackouts.

 

2020 Nevada Ballot Issues

There will be five issues up for vote on the 2020 Election Ballot. Below are the issues and the official recommendations from the Washoe County Republican Party.

Issue                                                                          Vote Recommendation

Board of Regents                                                        NO

The ballot would remove the Board of Regents system from the state constitution, giving the Legislature more control over colleges and universities. The amendment would allow lawmakers to make changes without having to go through a five-year process of amending the constitution.

We do not want to give more power to the legislature, nor do we want to allow our constitution to be changed for the convenience of the legislature.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE                                                NO

Though same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, Question 2 on the ballot would enshrine the right in Nevada’s constitution and remove existing language recognizing marriages only between a man and a woman. The amendment would also establish that religious organizations and clergy members have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

Same sex marriage is already legal in Nevada. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it. Clergy have the right to refuse to perform a marriage.

BOARD OF PARDON                                                   NO

A proposed constitutional amendment regarding the state Board of Pardons will be Question 3 on the ballot. The board made up of the governor, state Supreme Court justices and the attorney general, would be required to meet at least four times a year. The amendment would also remove the governor’s power to veto a decision by the majority of the board.

We do not want to give power to the legislature to oversee the Board of Pardons.

VOTERS’ RIGHTS                                                         NO

Question 4 on the ballot would enshrine an existing voters’ bill of rights under state law to the Nevada Constitution. It would guarantee voters can have their ballots recorded accurately and can cast votes without intimidation or coercion, among other rights.

This already exists per our state constitution. It is not necessary to “enshrine” it.

RENEWABLE ENERGY                                                 NO

A proposal that will be listed as question 6 would amend the state’s constitution to stipulate that electric utilities generate or acquire at least 50% of power from renewable resources to by 2030. The measure was passed by voters in 2018 but needs voter approval again this year. Sisolak last year signed the same standards into law, but the constitutional amendment would make it much harder to change the future.

This bill if passed would cause power rates to increase, and like California, would subject Nevadans to power shortages forcing rolling blackouts.

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