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Clark County registrar answers complaint of apparent whistleblower

Election 2020 Nevada
Posted at 8:41 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 09:27:22-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria answered the complaint of a whistleblower allegedly working for his department during Monday's daily briefing.

Gloria says he has received an affidavit making rounds in the Nevada Republican party from an anonymous apparent whistleblower working for the election department. The whistleblower alleges he was forced to process ballots that he had concerns over.

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In response, the county says that the worker was a ballot processor who removes the ballot, still in its secrecy sleeve, from the signed envelope, and that person wouldn't have been able to verify signatures because they didn't have access to signature records.

The county says concerns could come up because, for example, someone got married and the last name of the signature didn't match the name on the envelope, but that's not illegal or incorrect.

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Gloria is confident the challenge is unwarranted. He also says he remains confident that the system -- and he and his office -- are doing everything that they can to complete an efficient, accurate and transparent election.

He says the bulk of all mail ballots have already been processed and the majority of remaining ballots left to count are the roughly 60,000 provisional ballots that the Secretary of State's office will have to review before they can be counted.

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Gloria says he sent that list up to the SOS office this morning so they can make sure every voter was eligible and didn't try to vote twice.

No word exactly on when that will be done so they can be counted.

Watch a replay of the press conference in full below:

Gloria has been holding the daily announcements since Thursday last week, saying they are an effort to be transparent during the counting, curing and validating process.