By Barbara Kirk
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 that 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 fewer 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 remain 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 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.