Washoe County’s Dirty Voter Files Still Filthy

(Chuck Muth) – In an Operation Sunlight blog post this week, Robert Beadles notes that his team’s investigations have revealed “serious errors in the voter rolls” in Washoe County.

On Monday, Mr. Beadles testified before the county commission and advised that his team “found over 68,000 issues with the latest voter rolls we received from the county.”

And as Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch warns, “When you have dirty voting rolls, you can have dirty elections.”

But that’s not even the most outrageous part.

Mr. Beadles goes on to note that in order to compare Washoe County’s voter list against the county’s property tax records – in an effort to identify voters who no longer live where they’re registered – the county charged him a whopping $6,799.86 to obtain a copy of the voter file!

Mr. Beadles believes charging such an exorbitant amount to obtain this data “is intended to discourage people from verifying (the election department’s) work.”  After all, how many average citizens have $6,800 lying around to get a copy of PUBLIC RECORDS?

This needs to change.

Operation Sunlight has been working with Omega4America on this data-match project for the last several months “to make sure we could replicate this across the country, and guess what? We can!”

“It’s very exciting,” Mr. Beadles writes, “and the days of rigging voter rolls are up!”

Operation Sunlight is calling on Washoe County to “do a complete, independent, fully transparent audit of the voter rolls” and investigate the 68,000+ anomalies their data-match investigation uncovered.

That, Mr. Beadles argues, “would do a world of good for those of us who believe our elections need serious overhauls and understand that the voter rolls are the foundation of everything election-wise.

“All data, all ballots, all votes, etc., are directly affected by the rolls,” he concludes. “Everything!”

Exactly.  As Mark Mendlovitz so wonderfully put it, “Dirty voter rolls are the mother's milk of election fraud.”

Want clean elections?  It all starts with clean voter files.


“We know, and I guarantee you'll agree, the voter rolls are not clean. You can ask the person next to you if they're aware of somebody [that] moved out of the house two years ago and they're still getting their ballots and that ballot’s still available for anybody to grab and take the chance of filling it out.” – Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo


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