LAWSUIT: Strip Clubs, Casinos, Gas Stations, and Bars on the Clark County Voter Roll

Clark County election officials must investigate addresses and fix any errors on the voter roll before 2024 ballots hit the mail.  

(Las Vegas, NV) – June 27, 2024: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a petition for mandamus to force Clark County, Nevada election officials to investigate commercial addresses on the voter roll. Under Nevada law, individuals are required to register to vote where they live. Additionally, state law requires election officials to perform voter list maintenance to ensure the voter roll is accurate.

Since before the 2020 election, PILF has been notifying Nevada election officials about commercial addresses on the voter roll. Follow-up investigations by the Foundation in 2024 revealed hundreds of questionable addresses remain on the state’s voter roll. The Foundation visited some of these addresses with a camera crew looking for these voters. Watch the full film below.

Highlights of some of these commercial addresses in Clark County include strip clubs, casinos, bars, vacant lots, gas stations, and fast-food restaurants. Below is a picture of one of the registered addresses.

More pictures of the addresses flagged by the Foundation for election officials are in the petition.

Nevada’s policy of automatically mailing a ballot to every active registered voter makes it essential that election officials have accurate voter rolls and are not mailing ballots to addresses where no one lives.

“In Clark County, people are registered to vote from strip clubs, casinos, gas stations, and more crazy addresses where it appears no one could reasonably live,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “We are asking the court to force Nevada election officials to investigate any improper commercial addresses on the voter roll. We must have this fixed before the 2024 election. Otherwise, some of these strip clubs and casinos will receive ballots in the mail.”

According to data from the Nevada Secretary of State, in the 2022 Midterms, 95,556 ballots were sent to undeliverable or “bad” addresses. To put this figure into perspective, the 2022 Senate race was decided by less than 8,000 votes.

This is the second lawsuit the Foundation has filed in Nevada about commercial addresses that need to be investigated. Last month, the Foundation filed a petition for mandamus to force Washoe County election official, Carrie-Ann Burgess, to investigate commercial addresses on the county’s voter roll.

The Petitioners include Fred Kraus and Joey Paulos, Nevada voters.

The attorneys for PILF in both cases are Kaylan Phillips and Joseph Nixon.

Case filings in Fred Kraus, Joey Paulos, and Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Lorena S. Portillo, in her official capacity as Clark County Registrar of Voters can be found here. A factsheet on the case is available here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.


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