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Lawyers for Nevada GOP cite claims of voter-fraud in criminal referral to Attorney General Barr

Reports of fraudulent voting practice have been ticking up in the western state that has yet to tally all of its votes

Updated: November 7, 2020 - 8:42am

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A legal team for the Nevada Republican Party has sent a criminal referral to the office of Attorney General William Barr, alleging reports of over 3,000 instances of voter fraud in the state, where as of Friday morning the race between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden had yet to be decided.

The team of attorneys reportedly cross-referenced the names and addresses of the voters in question using the National Change of Address database.

"Thousands of individuals have been identified who appear to have violated the law by casting ballots after they moved from NV," tweeted the party's account.

"Voter fraud is a serious federal felony, one that cuts to the heart of representative democracy. We understand that these are serous allegation and we do not make them lightly," reads the letter, according to Fox News.

A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed that the criminal referral letter sent Thursday had been received and would be investigated in a manner consistent with standard procedure. 

The Nevada GOP has broadcast several instances of ballots being mailed to individuals who are not yet 18 and therefore ineligible to vote, in addition to individuals claiming the identities of their dead relatives had been used to cast ballots this election. 

Nevada as of Friday morning still had over 190,000 votes left to count, most of which are from Clark County, in which Democrat-leaning Las Vegas is located. A majority of those ballots were returned by mail, with about 66,500 being cast in person. 

The county, according to state law, but continue accepting and processed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day until Nov. 10. 

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