Double Voting in Nevada
What is a duplicate voter? A duplicate voter is an individual who appears to have voted twice. According to Nevada law, “Any person who votes or attempts to vote twice at the same election is guilty of a category D felony (NRS 293.780)”
With such a serious penalty, it is shocking that 42,284 Nevada voters appear to have voted twice in the 2020 General Election. And yet, this is just one category of fraud uncovered in the thousands of hours spent by our dedicated team.
“How could this possibly happen” you ask? Without the appropriate investigative authority that belongs to the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and local District Attorneys, our investigators have merely been able to glean some of the methods that could be used to engage in illegal voting.
One such method may be because the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles enacted a process for automatic voter registration when drivers do anything from updating their address to getting a new license. A voter with a maiden name, slight name variation between the DMV and the voter record, or even the addition of a middle initial or middle name would then become a second registration. We know this does not happen to all drivers, but we have reports across Nevada of this very phenomenon. Due to “errors” and neglect in the data management at the election department, many voters have been in fact registered twice and received more than one ballot at their home address.
How did we identify the 42,284 voters? Our data scientists compared and analyzed the list of actual voters with other publicly available lists so that we could identify individuals with matching first and last name, address, and birth dates who voted more than once.
What we discovered was that given these matching variables, they would have the same identifying information with a different Voter ID number (assigned at the county level). So while they appear to be the same person based on having matching names, address, and birthdates, for some reason, they were in the county elections system twice — and received multiple ballots.
Does a clerical error give someone the right to have their voice be counted more than everyone else? Most of us, we’d like to think, upon receiving duplicate ballots, would do the right thing, and turn them in or report the error. 42,284 Nevadans appear to have cared more for politics than character.
Read the full data report here.
This is just one example of the reports we fielded after the election: