On Tuesday, the Nevada electoral college candidates pledged to President Donald Trump filed an election contest under Nevada’s election code. They cited substantial irregularities, improprieties, and fraud that occurred in Nevada’s 2020 presidential election.
The lawsuit details how unreliable the voting systems used in Nevada are… from the Agilis ballot processing signature scanning machine used in Clark County to the electronic voting machines used throughout the state.
The lawsuit states that “Even though election officials were warned about these dangers, they persisted in implementing an election plan devoid of protections that could have prevented or discouraged malfeasance from third parties. Consequently, the fraud and abuse came with the election.”
The lawsuit also argues that the denial of observer access to the duplication process, and the impropriety of some Native American outreach programs that resulted in apparent vote-buying, causes substantial doubt on the election results.
Roughly 40,000 votes, and possibly more, were impacted by these various defects. This number is greater than the margin between President Trump and Joe Biden in Nevada.
Clark County, Nevada… the lawsuit states that the District received more than 10 times more ballots this election year than in the 2016 election. Because of this, Clark County officials and election personnel were not prepared to accurately and efficiently verify the signatures on the mail-in ballots with election personnel as required by Nevada law.
Clark County used a signature verification machine to verify mail-in ballot signatures instead of having the election personnel. The mail-in ballots in Clark County were processed through a machine manufactured by Runbeck Election Services. The machine, known as the Agilis Ballot Sorting System(Agilis). Processed and scanned the ballots to record the fact that the voter cast a vote. Sorted the ballots by precinct and match voters’ ballot envelope signatures to exemplars maintained by the Clark County Registrar of Voters. Claims that there have been insufficient or non-existent post-election audits of signature verification voting machines used in the elections were also mentioned in the lawsuit. Election officials had been warned not to use signature verification machines to evaluate mail-in ballot signatures. Instead, increase staff to handle the expected surge, but they didn’t do so.
According to the lawsuit, the Agilis machine “not surprisingly” performed erratically, and there were too many false negatives on signature matches that it was unreasonable for the State of Nevada or Clark County to rely on it for verification.
Despite that, Nevada election officials still evidently relied exclusively on the machine to verify over 130,000 mail-in ballot signatures without any further review of those mail-in ballots by trained election personnel. This is what the whole lawsuit revolves around.
Jenna Ellis, Trump Campaign Senior Legal Advisor, “We believe the discrepancies discovered in the days following Nevada’s election and invited by the Democrat’s last-minute changes to the law monumentally influenced this presidential election to benefit Joe Biden, and as a result, these irregularities have deprived Nevadans of their right to a free and fair election.” These malicious actions, which have impacted more than 40,000 ballots, cannot be overlooked, and President Trump will continue battling. Ellis is for justice and seeking to restore Americans’ faith in our electoral process.”
The contest was filed in the First Judicial District Court in Carson City, Nevada, on behalf of six Nevada citizens and voters who were candidates for presidential electors in Nevada.
You can read the full court filing here.