Sharron Angle-backed group files emergency request for court to block certification of election results over alleged voter fraud
A group backed by conservative activist and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle has filed an emergency request to block certification of Nevada’s 2020 election results over a myriad of voter fraud allegations.
The motion was filed Monday in Clark County District Court by Angle and the Election Integrity Project of Nevada (a vote-monitoring organization led by Angle) seeking an emergency injunction against the state barring it from certifying the results of the general election and ordering a new election, over a wide variety of voter fraud claims.
Angle and the group filed a similar lawsuit in September, seeking a stop to Nevada’s planned expansion of mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 election, but that request was rejected by both a District Court judge and the state Supreme Court, which said the group failed to provide any “concrete evidence” that the expanded mail voting plan would result in voter fraud.
But in the new motion filed on Monday, an attorney for the group said that it had found “extensive evidence” of voter fraud in the state’s 2020 election, claiming that was grounds for an immediate injunction as the supposed prevalence of voter fraud deprived legitimate voters of their right to vote.
The lawsuit states that the Election Integrity Project group had identified 1,411 individuals who had been registered to vote in Nevada, then moved to California, registered to vote there, but then voted in the Nevada election. It also said it had identified a list of more than 8,000 voters who had not voted since 2010, and stated that volunteers fanned out to many of those addresses to find that many of the individuals no longer lived at the addresses.
The group’s attorney, Joel Hansen, wrote that those things were evidence of “very loose and ineffective controls against the commission of fraud in the election.”
“There is no way to know, under these circumstances, what the actual vote count should have been — when systemic fraud corrupts the whole election, the only remedy is for the court to void this election and order that a new election be held,” he wrote.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told members of the Clark County Commission on Monday that he had identified 936 “discrepancies” among votes cast countywide, including things like inadvertently canceled votes, reactivated voter cards and check-in errors at polling places. More than 974,000 votes were cast in Clark County for the 2020 election.
Major Nevada counties certified their vote totals on Monday in what’s known as a canvass, but the statewide approval of votes will occur on Nov. 24 by the state Supreme Court. Once that happens, Nevada’ six electoral votes for president will be cast by individuals appointed by the state Democratic Party during a meeting on Dec. 14 in Carson City.