What happened in the 2020 election and the ensuing weeks after must never happen again.
For a few weeks, I spent hours each day after election night combing through hundreds of affidavits, and I will never forget as I sifted through the documents when I noticed something: My brother’s name, his old address, and it noted that he had voted by mail.
But I knew he voted in person, and he had said that his current vote was provisional.
In Nevada, we sprang into action after the night of November 3rd. We canvassed homes to cross-check ballot votes with addresses. We crossed checked affidavits with raw data to find fraud. For example, my brother’s vote never counted because someone voted via a mail-in ballot from his old address, thus canceling his actual vote.
Here are more facts of what happened in our state: We turned over approximately 122,918 votes to our Secretary of State for further investigation. Findings included votes from non-citizens, duplicate ballots, votes from vacant lots. We have a Republican Secretary of State who claims we had some of the cleanest elections ever. Also, like many, she refused to deliver transparency to her constituents because she was afraid of how it would make her look.
Many Americans recognize through sheer common sense that what we witnessed during the 2020 election was anything but ordinary. As a result, we demand and deserve transparency.
Arizona proves the need for full audits throughout the country. Their legislature led with courage because they understood the chaotic elections of 2020 were abnormal, and they did not let it stand. We now know they found close to 60 thousand fraudulent ballots, which shouldn’t have been counted, along with some of the weakest cyber security measures in place. Even a 7-11 has more security than our elections. Only elections based on legal votes can become or remain certified. Arizona must decertify their election.
We are not moving forward until we get answers. So the way to deal with November 3rd is to continue questioning and pressure every elected official about this issue. It also means that we don’t ever give up. We don’t sit out and refuse to vote in protest; instead, we play the hand dealt and play it BETTER. And when we win, because we will, we wield our power to take down the broken system and its corrupt cohorts.
A forensic audit isn’t about overturning an election. An audit is about holding people accountable. It is about exercising our right to scrutinize OUR elections, which we pay for, to choose an elected body to represent us. This is everyone’s fight. So why is “some fraud,” acceptable? Why is “no widespread fraud” the standard? Have we so gotten used to the managed decline of this country that we now accept these meager standards from people whose salary we pay with our hard-earned money?
We aren’t backing down for the simple fact that just because the outcome is favorable for some today, tomorrow it won’t be. So anyone standing in the way of a full audit of our country’s election should take a seat and be quiet because this fight isn’t for you, but one day you will thank those of us for taking it head-on and not backing down.
Carolina Serrano led the Latinos For Trump outreach effort for President Donald J. Trump in Nevada and is now running for US Congress in Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District.