(Chuck Muth) – Back in 2002, Gary Horrocks, then-owner of a “biker bar” in North Las Vegas, committed massive voting fraud using mail-in absentee ballots. He was indicted on 62 counts and eventually pled guilty to a single felony charge.
Former RJ columnist John L. Smith detailed how “Horrocks used his real estate contacts to develop a list of mailing addresses of abandoned houses for (his friends and bar patrons) to use as mailing addresses.”
And, according to a witness in the case, Horrocks then had absentee ballots mailed to those addresses which he filled out – over 100 by his own account.
That was long before automatic mail-in balloting was approved by the Nevada Legislature, which has boosted the potential for Horrocks-like fraud through the roof.
On a smaller scale, the Nevada Republican Party – following the 2020 general election – trotted out for the news cameras a man who emotionally claimed someone had voted his wife’s mail-in ballot even though she had died three years earlier.
A subsequent investigation into the allegation revealed that he, himself, had driven to his former home, obtained his wife’s ballot, and illegally voted it for her.
Truth be told, odds are his voting fraud never would have been caught had he not gone to the press.
This is the danger of automatically mailing ballots to people who no longer live where they’re registered. The temptation to cast an illegal mail-in ballot is just too high for too many to resist.
So the key to protecting the security of Nevada’s elections is to have the cleanest voter lists possible in each and every county.
That means identifying ineligible voters currently showing as “Active” on the voter registration lists and having them moved to the “Inactive” list BEFORE the next election, not after, so they are not automatically mailed a ballot that can potentially be cast fraudulently.
That’s the goal of our new Pigpen Project. More coming…