An analysis compiled by a conservative watchdog group shows that over 90,000 ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses in Clark County, Nevada, in the 2020 presidential election.
“Clark County 2020 General Election data show that 92,367 mail ballots were returned undeliverable to wrong or outdated addresses,” the Public Interest Legal Foundation wrote in a research brief released Wednesday. “For a sense of scale, Former Vice President Joe Biden carried the whole of Nevada with a final lead of 33,596 votes.”
Nevada was one of six states where former President Donald Trump and his allies alleged widespread voter fraud they believe cost him the presidential election.
Clark County, home to most of Las Vegas, automatically sent mail-in ballots to every “active” voter registered on file during the 2020 presidential election due to coronavirus fears at polling places.
Trump’s legal team alleged a variety of significant voting issues in the state, including over 1,500 ballots from dead voters and tens of thousands of people potentially voting multiple times.
“In my years of experience in politics, I have never seen the amount of illegal voting like we have documented in Clark County, Nevada,” Trump surrogate Matt Schlapp said. “It is a level of corruption I didn’t think could happen in a modern, free country.”
The Supreme Court of Nevada upheld a district court’s order dismissing claims of election fraud.
The foundation also warned that pending legislation in Congress, the voting rights bill known as H.R. 1, would make mail-in ballots even more of a concern.
“Mass-mail balloting is a step backward for American elections,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “There are millions of voter registration records with unreliable ‘active’ address information that will ultimately send ballots to the wrong place in a mail election. H.R. 1 does more harm than good for the American people and will leave them at a constant disadvantage to correct election system errors which ultimately impact their abilities to vote in a timely manner.”
Last spring, the Public Interest Legal Foundation reported that more than 28 million mail-in ballots have gone missing over the past decade.