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Nevada Residents Shocked To Discover They Voted In Primary

Nevada Residents Shocked To Discover They Voted In Primary

‘Numerous’ Nevada voters were shocked to discover that they voted in the Feb. 6th presidential primary, despite not having done so – the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Las Vegas resident and registered Republican Daphne Lee told the outlet that her family checked the secretary of state’s website on Sunday to look up their voter history after hearing about the issue. The site showed that she and her family had voted in the primary despite none of them having done so. She attempted to opt out of future mail-in ballots and was unable to do so – with a message saying she was not currently registered to vote, and that her voting history no longer existed.

“It’s just so frustrating,” Lee said, adding “This makes everyone uncomfortable.”

The secretary of state’s office claims that it has identified ‘possible technical issues’ relating to Nevadans’ voting history, and that elections and IT staff immediately began collaborating with county clerks and registrars Monday morning.

According to the report, the systems used by some counties require additional steps to ensure that voters who did not actually vote, don’t have a voting history, the SoS office said, adding that some of these steps were not taken.

“Our office has been validating new files from each county and moving them into production as soon as the accuracy of the data is verified.”

It determined that the problem resulted in some counties not taking the proper steps to upload their voter registration. Every night each county uploads their voter registration to the secretary of state’s database, which executes code to create the statewide voter registration file that Nevadans see when they log into vote.nv.gov, according to the secretary of state’s office. –Las Vegas Review-Journal

The SoS added that the data should be fixed within 48 hours, and they will produce a comprehensive report to detail what happened.

“Again, this is an error that relates to the code used for when a voter is sent a mail ballot and does not return it; it has no connection in any way to vote tabulation,” the office said in a statement, adding “The top-down Voter Registration and Election Management System (VREMS) project at the Secretary of State’s office will go live prior to the June 2024 election, and remove the need for these outdated processes.”

According to Gov. Joe Lombardo (R), the secretary of state’s office is working to resolve the issues.

In a Monday statement, the Nevada Republican Party said it received reports from numerous registered Republican voters who did not participate in the presidential primary that their mail ballot was received and counted by the state.

The Nevada Republican Party is in communication with the secretary of state’s office to conduct an investigation into the issues, the Nevada GOP said in the statement. -LVRJ

“We take these reports very seriously,” said Chairman Michael McDonald, who has previously expressed doubt over the validity of the 2020 election. “The cornerstone of our Republic is the trust and confidence of the American people in the electoral process. Any indication of irregularities must be thoroughly investigated to ensure the integrity of our elections.”


Tue, 02/20/2024 – 21:20

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