Monday, Republican insider former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr. announced that he has been asked to join the team that is investigating the 2020 election. The Associated Press has declared Democrat Joseph R. Biden Jr. the winner of the Presidential election; but President Donald J. Trump (R) has refused to concede and insists that voter fraud is why Biden has the most votes.
At this point, the media has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud; so the Trump campaign has launched its own investigation.
“It’s very simple,” Hooper said. “Every legal vote should be counted. Every illegal vote must be thrown out. I’m heading out there to do whatever I can to make America great.”
Hooper is joining a team led by Conservative Union President Bill Schlapp and former Nevada Attorney General Paul Laxalt investigating claims of voting irregularities in the Nevada General Election. They claim that they will be taking sworn affidavits from whistleblowers who have come forward since the election.
The Trump campaign is making strong accusations that wide-spread voting fraud occurred in Nevada.
“There are hundreds of dead people who voted in Clark County,” said Matt Schlapp.
Schlapp named two examples: Fred Stokes Jr. and Rosemarie Hartle, both of whom died in 2017.
According to Channel 3 News in Las Vegas, information from the Clark County Registrar’s Office does show that both Stokes and Hartle received ballots, but it’s unclear whether the votes were counted or rejected.
Neither Schlapp nor Laxalt have produced evidence for their claim that “hundreds” of dead people voted in last Tuesday’s election.
The campaign also said that they have whistleblowers who have claimed to witness fraud and discrepancies, including one whistleblower claiming to have seen a “significant number of signatures on mail-in ballots” that the person believes should have been reviewed but was pushed through, according to an affidavit sent to News 3 by a GOP official. Another whistleblower claimed to see a van marked “Biden/Harris” stuffing envelops inside.
Schlapp and Laxalt claimed in a Press Conference Monday that: Voter rolls in Clark County have improper voters; Image resolution was reduced on an automated machine which reads signatures for ballots; Dead people voted in Clark County; Underage people voted in Clark County; and 9,000 “Non-Nevadans” voted in the election.
To this point very little evidence has been given to the media to substantiate these claims.
Perry Hooper is a member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee, a Trump Team member, and serves on the Trump Victory Finance Committee.
Democrats and most media sources dismiss claims that the 2020 election was marred by voting fraud. Even if Trump somehow was ultimately declared the winner in Nevada, which only has six electoral voters, it would take much more than that for Trump to reach the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the Whitehouse.
Hooper said that the Trump campaign is also looking at results in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin for illegal ballots cast.
Biden meanwhile has appointed members of his transition team and is looking to reverse Trump Administration policies with a series of executive orders once he is inaugurated on January 20.
Former President George W. Bush (R) and U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have both already called Biden to congratulate him on winning the presidency.