GOP Election Official Surprised by GOP Lawsuit Amid Cleanup Efforts

(Chuck Muth) –Matt Vasilogambros of Stateline.org published a report last week on voter integrity projects around the country that are focused on cleaning up the voter rolls. Here’s an excerpt related to Nevada – and how the GOP is actually hurting clean-up efforts here… * * * When Scott Hoen ran to be Carson City, […]

Pigpen Project Files First “Voting Fraud” Complaint

(Chuck Muth) – Everybody complains about “voting fraud,” but few really do anything about it other than bloviate on social media and in press releases.  And there’s a good reason for that… It’s HARD WORK. You see, you can’t just *assume* data anomalies mean someone has committed voting fraud.  You have to investigate, document, and […]

Debunked: How Nevada Republicans Botched Voter Fraud Allegations

(Chuck Muth) – One of the main reasons I launched the Pigpen Project last year was because I recognized how badly the Nevada Republican Party blew it following the 2020 general election with their unsubstantiated cries of “voting fraud.” The Nevada GOP – in tandem with the Trump campaign and other outside actors – didn’t […]

Pigpen Project Targeted in NYT Hit Piece on Voter File Clean-ups

(Chuck Muth) – Today, the New York Times published an article attacking efforts across the country to clean up voter files headlined, “Trump’s Allies Ramp Up Campaign Targeting Voter Rolls.” It starts off with this… “A network of right-wing activists and allies of Donald J. Trump is quietly challenging thousands of voter registrations in critical […]

This Is CLEARLY Voting Fraud, Right?

(Chuck Muth) – Hearken back, dear readers, to March 4, 2021. That was the day Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald showed up on the doorsteps of the Nevada Secretary of State and dropped off four boxes of what, as reported by Sam Metz of the Associated Press, McDonald “described as 120,000 ‘election integrity violation […]

Double Trouble: Duplicate Voters Discovered by Pigpen Project Investigators

(Chuck Muth) – Cleaning voter lists is like peeling an onion – every time you tackle one level, there’s another right behind it. So far, the Pigpen Project in Nevada has been investigating dead voters and voters who appear to have moved out-of-state permanently.  And we’ve successfully identified over a thousand, which have been submitted […]

RNC’s Lawsuit Threat “An Unhelpful Political Stunt”

(Chuck Muth) – Reporter Mark Robison of the Reno Gazette-Journal did a detailed story on the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) threatened lawsuit against the Nevada Secretary of State and various counties for allegedly not cleaning the voter rolls as required by federal law. I debunked that threat a few days ago.  Click here. Some relevant […]

The Real Dirt on Dirty Voter Rolls: The Pigpen Project Investigates

The Pigpen Project to clean up the voter rolls is totally non-partisan. And there’s a good reason for it:  It doesn’t matter HOW a suspicious voter is registered.  What matters is who gets hold of a ballot for someone who no longer lives where they’re registered. That said, we just completed a data analysis of […]

RNC vs. Pigpen Project: A Clash of Approaches in Cleaning Up the Voter Files

As you may have read a few days ago, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has threatened to sue the Nevada Secretary of State (SOS), as well as a half-dozen counties, over its claim that they’re not making a “reasonable effort” to clean up the voter lists. It’s not true, as I detailed in a column […]

Hi, We’re from the RNC & We’re Here to Help (uh-oh!)

 (Chuck Muth) – As reported in Tuesday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, lawyers for the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent a letter to Nevada Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar threatening to sue over claims that the SOS isn’t cleaning the state’s voter lists. This is not helpful.  Nor, as someone who has been working intently on this […]