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Ballot fraud lawsuit over 9,000 ballots, including military ballots, dropped in Nevada

Military and overseas voters submit federal postcard applications for absentee ballots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Raheem Moore)
December 01, 2020

A group of Republicans have dropped their lawsuit in Nevada concerning 9,000 out-of-state voters, including service members stationed overseas and elsewhere.

Nevada voter Jill Stokke, Republican Strategist Chris Prudhome and Republican candidates for Congress Jim Marchant and Daniel Rodimer filed the lawsuit in the wake of election day confusion, claiming of the 9,000 out-of-state voters, over 3,000 votes were confirmed as being wrongly cast in Clark County, Nevada, which encompasses both Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base.

The lawsuit alleged that “ballots have been cast on behalf of deceased voters,” KLAS reported. The lawsuit also revealed that the list of allegedly illegal out-of-state ballots contained addresses and zip codes belonging to military families and students who are able to legally vote in the State of Nevada.

According to Military.com, at least 130 Army Post Office addresses, nine Fleet Post Office addresses, and 16 Diplomatic Post Office addresses were on the list. The list also contained hundreds of addresses nationwide in areas with large military populations and bases.

Military voters may either vote in their home of record or register to vote in the state that they currently reside.

The Nevada Republicans dropped their case the same day the state certified their election results, giving six Electoral College votes to Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. Biden won Nevada by over 33,500 votes.

Stokke reportedly told KLAS that when she attempted to vote in person in October, she was notified that she had already voted and that she was told the mail-in ballot received by the county had passed a signature match. Stokke was confident that she did not case a mail-in ballot and believed her vote was stolen.

In another lawsuit alleging the county’s signature verification system did not meet the software image quality requirements, which Republicans also dropped, the judge could not identify “any evidence of ‘debasement or dilution of a citizen’s vote’ because of Clark County’s use of a signature match machine.”

Attorneys with President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign filed a separate lawsuit in Carson City, seeking to reverse the recently-certified election results. A hearing on the case is set for Thursday.

President Trump has not conceded the presidential election. The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits alleging voter fraud in multiple states, including Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Electoral College will convene on December 14 to cast their official votes for their designated states.

President Trump posted a video of a crowd of Trump supporters on his Twitter account with the caption, “NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION.”