A top Nevada official said the state Republican Party delivered only a small fraction of the more than 100,000 voter fraud complaints it claimed to have dropped off earlier this month.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, said her office spent more than 40 staff-hours inventorying, labeling, and evaluating the contents of four boxes that were delivered on March 4.
“While initial reports claimed that there were 122,918 unique voter complaints contained within the four boxes, a detailed review concluded that there was a total of 3,963 Elections Integrity Violation Reports, all filed by the chairman of the Nevada Republican Party — a number of which are already under investigation by law enforcement,” Cegavske said in a statement on Tuesday.
Jessica Hanson, the executive director of the Nevada Republican Party, insisted the 122,918 number is accurate and described all the types of complaints in a break-down list posted to the state GOP’s website, including thousands alleging votes by noncitizens, dead people, and “ID required flagged individuals.”
“While all of these reports were hand delivered to the SOS office through paper and electronic forms, we will now follow up with emailed copies of each and every complaint,” she added.
Nevada was one of several states former President Donald Trump and his allies claim he would have won against President Biden were it not for widespread voter fraud, however, challenges in court have been met with failure.
More than 1.4 million ballots were cast in the state, and Biden won by a margin of more than 33,000 votes.
“This investigation should have occurred months ago as the Secretary of State had access to this exact data during lawsuits last year. She has said time and time again that there was no evidence of voter fraud and thus nothing to investigate. Today, her office is validating our assertion that there is voter fraud in the 2020 election by claiming many of these reports were ‘already under investigation,'” Hanson said. “We need better transparency from our elected officials investigating these matters, especially with so many Nevadans questioning the integrity of our voting process. We hope that Secretary Cegavske finally demonstrates a commitment to the concept that no amount of voter fraud is acceptable in the great State of Nevada.”