A Clark County election official reportedly stated that he cannot guarantee there isn't fraud occurring in Nevada voting.
"And he isn’t allowing Trump team access to watch signature verification," close Trump ally and former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell added, pointing to Clark County registrar of voters Joe Gloria. "We are concerned they are counting illegal ballots - and not just LEGAL votes."
Local election officials are not only keeping Republicans out. Now the press is being barred from covering the vote-counting scene. "What are they hiding?" asked Arthur Schwartz, commenting on Review Journal columnist Victor Joecks's "Black Friday for the media" post.
Joeck also spoke with outraged Nevada voter Jill Stokke on Thursday morning, who said she couldn’t vote in-person because her mail-in ballot had been returned and accepted. Stokke insisted that she never received her ballot. When Joeck asked Gloria about the incident, the Clark County representative implied that she was lying, Joeck reported.
Stokke is reportedly signing an affidavit attesting to what happened and has communicated with several state and federal offices, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The 79-year-old blind woman contacted the investigative team at KLAS-TV after she went to vote in-person, only to find out that her ballot had been mailed without her consent when she needed assistance.
That’s when she was told her that ballot had already been sent in and that her signature had also been verified. "I can’t vote without help," Stokke told the CBS-affiliated television station. "They said, ‘you can’t vote, you already voted,' and I said, 'no I haven’t.'"
According to Stokke, she was told by Clark County election officials that her signature matched and that her vote had been cast. "I said, it couldn't match, because I didn't vote," Stokke persisted.
Stokke showed virtual channel 8 the device she uses to read, explaining that she could not read the ballot's small print by herself. "A friend has always come with me and votes," she said. Stoke reached out to a lawyer who cautioned that a provisional ballot on Election Day would likely not be counted because the county shows she has already voted.
"A lawyer told me they probably won’t let me because their machine shows I’ve already voted," Stokke said. "I know I did not vote and I’m not going to have this taken away from me."
This comes amid a federal lawsuit by the Trump campaign against Nevada filed in Las Vegas, alleging that there are non-residents and dead individuals voting.
During the press briefing, Stokke took to the podium: "I went to vote and was told I already voted. I pursued the matter and in years past I always voted in-person. This time they mailed out the ballot and somebody took my ballot."
Clark County results won't be completed until Nov. 12, FOX 11 Los Angeles investigative correspondent Bill Melugin reported.
Reports from social media noted that there were ballots in all kinds of places where they weren't supposed to be.