Nevada Launches Investigation After Residents Told Their Ballot Had Been Counted When They Hadn’t Voted
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The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office launched an investigation after some residents were told that their votes had been counted in the recent primary election despite the fact that they had not voted.

After local outlets reported the news on Sunday, state officials looked into the issue and said that it had been caused by a “technical” problem and that the irregularities had to do with how county data was uploaded to a state database. 

“The issue was as follows: on a nightly basis, each county uploads their voter registration data to the Secretary of State’s database, which executes code to create the single statewide voter registration file that users see when they log into The legacy systems used by a number of the counties require additional steps be taken to ensure that voters who did not return their ballot do not have vote history; some of those steps were not taken, which resulted in inaccurate data,” a statement from the office of Democrat Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar said on Monday. 

Aguilar’s office said that all the data in the system should be correct within two days. The statement said that the errors did not affect the counting in the primary, which President Joe Biden won on the Democrat side. “None of these candidates” took the top spot for the Republican primary as former President Donald Trump opted to compete in the Republican caucus instead. 

Registered Republican Daphne Lee told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she and her family were all listed as having voted by mail even though they hadn’t. She added that she was told she was no longer registered to vote after attempting to opt out of getting mail ballots. 


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

Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald said that the party was speaking with Aguilar’s office about the investigation. 

“We take these reports very seriously,” said Chairman Michael McDonald. “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.”

Nevada has universal mail voting, meaning that every registered voter in the state is mailed a ballot.

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