RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A new report from the Nevada Secretary of State says the state of Nevada has had no widespread voter fraud in its history.

The Secretary of State says this is the first quarterly report on investigations into reports on election violations. They say they will release quarterly reports in a bid to increase transparency.

“There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Nevada, at any point in our state’s history. That has not stopped the Secretary of State’s Office from receiving a major increase in questions about election fraud and integrity,” said Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar. “We receive a large number of reports that did not consist of any actual violation of election law. This happens for a number of reasons; from a lack of understanding of the law to attempts to overwhelm our office during an election cycle with unfounded allegations. Regardless, we take every allegation seriously and investigate them to the full extent of the law.”

The Secretary of State says that since 2020, their office has received a major increase in questions about election integrity.

According to their report, there were 146 cases of “double voting” during the 2022 general election. Of those, 44 were referred for investigation to DPS. The Secretary of State says the 146 cases of double voting represent 0.0001% of the more than 1 million ballots cast in the 2022 election.

They say that as a result of the 2022 election, five total cases regarding election integrity have been referred for prosecution compared to nine in the 2020 election.

In addition to criminal cases, the Secretary of State says they also issued 15 civil notices to people regarding election integrity.

Specifically, they highlighted the case of a father and son with the same name, living in the same household who had both received a ballot. The son voted in person, while the father mistakenly filled out his son’s ballot and mailed in to his County Clerk or Registrar’s Office, who noticed the double vote and did not count the second ballot.

You can read the report, in full, here.


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