The fallout from the Mineral County election debacle continues with a lawsuit raising questions about the reliability of the state’s electronic voting system and our election officials. This much we know. There were 178 more votes cast in Mineral County in November 2014 than showed up in the final tally. Those missing votes have been traced to one machine used in early voting. How that happened has never been explained, but a lawsuit filed by one of those losing candidates alleges, as we’ve reported, that when that discrepancy was noted, former County Clerk Cherrie George was directed by the Secretary of State’s office to correct the voter turnout numbers to match the votes tallied. The Secretary of State’s office signed off on that report and sent the final canvass to the state Supreme Court.
“They got certified as the voting results when everybody knew they were falsified,” says Reno attorney Ken McKenna, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Chris Nepper, who lost his race for county clerk by a margin within those 178 votes.
“That’s voter fraud,” says McKenna. “Was that for their own self interest to assure the public? Was that on the benefit of the company (Dominion Voting Systems) so they don’t lose their contract? Why would you intentionally certify records that you know are the results of a malfunctioning machine?”
Full Article: Mineral County Election Lawsuit: “Voter Fraud”.