Surveillance footage of ballot processing on election night in Atlanta is fueling a false social media narrative of “suitcases filled with ballots” hidden under a cloth-covered table and tallied without supervision, even as top state officials confirm election workers followed standard procedure.
The video showed regular ballot containers on wheels — not suitcases — and both a state investigator and an independent monitor observed counting until it was done for the night, finding no evidence of improper ballots, state and county officials said on Friday.
Republicans in Nevada found “at least 3,062 instances of voter fraud. … Thousands of individuals have been identified who appear to have violated the law by casting ballots after they moved from NV.
PolitiFact’s ruling: False
Here’s why: President Donald Trump’s campaign and Republicans in Nevada are questioning the integrity of the 2020 election, claiming that there “appear” to be thousands of people who voted illegally.
As supporters of President Donald Trump ramp up their efforts to delegitimize the election with unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud, one high-profile Republican ally claimed that 9,000 Nevada ballots were fraudulently cast by nonresidents.
“We have literally 9,000 people who voted in this election who don’t live in Nevada,” American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp told Fox News on Nov. 8, wrongly claiming the election has seen widespread “fraud” and “illegality” but offering no proof to support his allegations
A federal judge in Nevada agreed to expedite a Republican request for a temporary restraining against the state’s process for counting mail-in ballots, as the Democratic National Committee moved to intervene in the case.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon in Las Vegas set a hearing for 2 p.m. local time on Friday to hear arguments in the case, which echoes unfounded claims made a day earlier by officials with President Donald Trump’s campaign
A telephonic hearing took place on Friday in relation to a lawsuit that was filed against Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria.
The lawsuit alleged the county’s signature verification system uses lower quality images than its software requires and a federal judge denied the motion from the Nevada Republicans that has also claimed voter fraud in the state.
The Nevada secretary of state has asked a federal court to dismiss a recent challenge from the Trump campaign to the state’s plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters.
The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Nevada over its plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters this November in a major expansion of mail-in voting in the battleground state.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske made waves this week when she announced a voter fraud investigation, and said she’d confirmed three non-citizens had illegally voted in the 2016 general election.
Cegavske says the three people who voted were among a list of more than 100 people who had used a green card while obtaining services at the DMV and also registered to vote at that time.