We’re in Business: First Voter File Cleaned!

(Chuck Muth) – It’s been a bit since I last updated you on the Pigpen Project’s efforts to clean up Nevada’s voter files, particularly in Clark County. But just because we’ve been running silent, doesn’t mean we haven’t been running deep.

No idle hands in this devil’s workshop!

First, we’ve been in discussions with two vendors who have expertise in doing database matches to uncover “red flags” of possible illegal registrations. Both are specialists in working on voter files using extremely sophisticated technologies and are already working with a number of other states.

We’re now negotiating their fees and pulling together the data files they need.

Secondly, things have been on hold in Clark County as we waited for county commissioners to appoint a new Registrar of Voters to replace ROV Joe Gloria, who retired after the last election.

The new ROV is Lorena Portillo, who’s spent the last 25 years working for the Election Department and was Mr. Gloria’s assistant. So she certainly knows the job.

“In 2024, all eyes will be on Nevada, and I know that’s a responsibility Lorena doesn’t take lightly,” said Secretary of State Francisco V. Aguilar following her appointment.  “I’m excited to work alongside her to keep Nevada’s elections secure and accessible.”


Now, I wasn’t able to meet with her and her aide-de-camp, Dan Kulin, until last week due to the Henderson special election at the beginning of this month.  But it was a very productive meeting.

It was also an “off the record” meeting, so I’ll honor that and keep our discussions confidential.

However, I can say that both were extremely cordial, informative and helpful.  I now know exactly how to proceed in reporting “anomalies” we’ll come up with so that voters who no longer live where they’re registered can be moved from the “active” list to the “inactive” list.

That will stop ballots from automatically being mailed to bad addresses.  Those voters will still be eligible to vote; however, they’ll have to prove their residency and eligibility before receiving a ballot – which is all we’re asking for.

I can also report that at the meeting I presented an example of a mail-in ballot from last year that was mailed to a voter at an address where she no longer lived.  The voter had not notified the post office of her move and there was no way to find her.

The homeowner (me!), advised that the voter no longer lived at our house and hadn’t since before COVID struck.  Ms. Portillo and Mr. Kulin took the information, researched the voter records, and advised the very next day that the voter had been moved to the inactive list.


One down…

We’ve since sent a list of about two dozen registrations of voters who registered last year and all have the same last name – “Resident.” Definitely a red flag.

Now, there could be any number of reasons why this occurred.  It could simply be a data entry error.  But we need to investigate and KNOW, not assume, why this happened before leveling any unsubstantiated allegations of “fraud” or “cheating.”

And for the record, we already checked and none of the “Residents” voted last year. So while the registrations are suspect, no voting fraud by any of them took place. Still, the records need to be cleaned.

The bottom line is we now have a good working relationship with the new Clark County ROV and know exactly what we need to provide, and how, in order to report and clean up the voter rolls.

There are plenty of other issues of concern – such as signature verification, observation, ballot “harvesting,” drop boxes, etc.  But that’s not what the Pigpen Project is focusing on.  All we want is a clean voter list so ballots aren’t mailed to voters who no longer live where they’re registered.

That’ll prevent the temptation for someone to vote a ballot that doesn’t belong to them and will save taxpayers a boatload of money by not mailing ballots to bad addresses – which will certainly cut down on the potential for voting fraud without infringing on any eligible voter’s ability to cast a ballot.

On that, Ms. Portillo, Mr. Kulin and I are in complete agreement.

So get ready to get down to work.  The 2024 presidential primary is now just nine months away.  We have a lot of work to do.  But we’ve now demonstrated that it CAN be done.

So, what can you do? Two things…

1.)  We will shortly have a form up on the Pigpen Project’s website where you’ll be able to report suspicious registrations for our team to investigate.  Maybe you know they’ve moved.  Maybe you know they’ve died.  The more eyes on the prize, the more effective our boots on the ground will be.

So start thinking of any examples you might know of.  We’re going to need the suspicious voter’s name and mailing address to get the ball rolling.

2.)  While the Pigpen Project is mostly a volunteer operation, there are still expenses involved – including data acquisition and hiring a full-time project manager.  This is decidedly NOT something you can start doing 30 days before an election.

So please consider donating $20.24 or more to the project by clicking here.

There are many who talk about “voting fraud,” but few who are actually doing anything about it – other than posting unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on social media.  If making it harder to cheat in our elections is an issue of interest and concern to you, the Pigpen Project is your way to get into the game.

Saddle up!  We ride at dawn.


“Dirty voter rolls are the mother's milk of election fraud.” – Mark Mendlovitz

“Mass vote by mail requires highly accurate voter rolls. Otherwise, ballots end up at the wrong addresses and some people are even sent multiple ballots under slightly different versions of their name.” – J. Christian Adams, president, Public Interest Legal Foundation

“When you have dirty voting rolls, you can have dirty elections.” – Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch

“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 [who] 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

“If even one vote has been illegally cast or if the integrity of just one election official is compromised, it diminishes faith in the process.” – U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams


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