The American people have suffered through days of uncertainty as key states refuse to finalize their ballot tallies. We know that suspicious things are happening across the country, sparking lawsuits and battles from the Trump campaign. As the days wear on, it’s becoming clear that some level of fraud has occurred.
We’ve seen the videos of ballot counters boarding up windows. We’ve seen the screenshots of apparently dead citizens not only registered to vote, but did in fact vote in this election. There are numerous reports—and much rumor—that all kinds of shady things are happening in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and perhaps even Arizona and Nevada.
The Trump campaign has been fighting and the president himself promises to take it to the Supreme Court. He claims that if every legal vote is counted, he’d win easily. But a sudden stop in the counting Tuesday night and a “dump” of votes revealed that something fishy was going on.
Nevada—of all places—has been remarkably slow in tallying their votes. Some have wondered about the delays. As other states get more attention, people don’t seem to know what’s going on there. Now, Nevada Republicans are filing a criminal referral to the DOJ—claiming fraud is going on.
The Nevada Republican Party sent a criminal referral to the Department of Justice on Thursday alleging thousands of examples of voter fraud.
“Our lawyers just sent a criminal referral to AG Barr regarding at least 3,062 instances of voter fraud,” the Nevada Republican Party said in a statement. “We expect 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.”
… Justice Department spokesperson confirmed to the network that the criminal referral was received and that “attorneys will follow the standard practice of investigating.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Republicans are saying thousands, perhaps a large number, of voters cast their ballots for Nevada despite the fact they no longer lived there. They seem to be claiming that these people requested or received mail-in ballots for the state, although they live somewhere else. This might lead to discovering people who voted twice in the election, once in Nevada and once in their current state. That is a serious crime that could result in jail time.
These allegations are different from what we’ve seen in other states. Some reports suggest places like Michigan and Pennsylvania are “dumping” suspicious ballots into the count. Others refuse to let observers watch the ballot-counting, suggesting something’s amiss. In other states, the race is close enough to require a recount.
If it’s proven that thousands of ballots were wrongly cast in Nevada, it might be brought to the courts. A judge can rule those ballots to be cast aside and require a recount without them. That might result in a different outcome altogether.
But it would require the DOJ to take swift action. According to reports, the department is looking into it, but it might take time before we get an answer.