One of the Nevada Republicans who signed fictitious voter forms falsely claiming Donald Trump won the 2020 election has promised to do so again in 2024.
When asked by the Guardian if he would be willing to do it again in 2024 by sending an alternative list of Nevada voters to Congress, Jim Marchant replied “It’s very possible, yes”.
Marchant told the Guardian that if he wins the November election and becomes the state’s top election commissioner, he would move quickly to implement voter suppression measures. This would include requiring voter identification, which he described as a “no-brainer”.
NV SOS prospect Jim Marchant is a dangerous kook:
“Asked by the Guardian if he would be willing to do the same thing again in 2024, sending an alternative list of Nevada voters to Congress in contrast to the actual election results, he replied, ‘It’s very possible, yes.
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) January 14, 2022
It would also eliminate mail-in ballots, which have been widely cited by conspiracy theorists as a source of widespread fraud in 2020 without evidence, and open up election counting to “aggressive poll watching.” It would also replace electronic voting devices with paper tallies, which are also the target of big lie proponents.
Marchant alluded to Mesa County, Colorado when asked for evidence that voting machines were rigged to favor Biden over Trump. He claimed that “a very brave employee suspected that a lot was going on by people who could access the machines” and that “obvious crimes” had been committed as a result of his investigation.
Clerk Tina Peters was recently removed from her election duties after it was discovered she had ushered an unauthorized person into a secure room where voting machines were stored in order to copy their hard drives. The stolen information was later presented at a conspiracy theory event hosted by MyPillow executive Mike Lindell, a leading proponent of the Big Lie.
The Guardian asked Marchant who was handling the voting machines. He replied, “I don’t know actually. I think it’s something global. People in power want to keep their power.