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The Biggest Lie- Episode 1

When An Audit Really Isn't An Audit


In today’s episode of The Biggest Lie, Brett once again visits

Auditor Greg Kimsey’s public statement on Facebook in which he attributes his entire political platform. In this statement, we can see the mechanics of dishonesty in full view, as likely passed down through talking points and memos from the State level. We’ll always provide you a copy of his statement in its entirety, so nothing in this series can be taken out of context.


Let’s begin.


Sentence number 1. Greg says,

We conduct an audit of every election.

Oh really! And I let my fox guard the hen house too. Kimsey of course, is referring to his own internal audit, called a Risk Limiting Audit. Which literally takes 600 ballots compared to almost 300,000 cast- and runs them through the same machine and hand-counting process used in the official count.


The fact is, no major organization with any integrity depends solely on a Risk Limiting internal audit. Internal Audits are not independent, and they often invite subjective behaviors to explain or justify results. It’s now been verified that Clark County Certified Election Observers or CEOs have provided Auditor Kimsey, a detailed external audit regarding signature verifications, but were told that it’s not of any real interest to Kimsey or the Auditor’s office.


Here’s the Real TRUTH – Procedural Audits and Risk limited audits (RLA) are not full forensic election audits.


According to UC Berkeley Statistics Group,

“Because a risk-limiting audit relies upon the audit trail, preserving the audit trail complete and intact is crucial. If a jurisdiction’s procedures for protecting the audit trail are adequate in principle, ensuring compliance with those procedures (possibly as part of a comprehensive canvass or a separate compliance audit) can provide strong evidence that the audit trail is trustworthy. If the compliance audit does not generate convincing affirmative evidence that the ballots have not been altered and that no ballots have been added or lost, a risk limiting audit may be mere theater.”


In legal context, chain of custody refers to the chronological documentation or paper trail containing the custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of materials, specifically the movement of ballots chronologically through the election process should have NO MISSING LINKS.


But Mail-in ballots, by definition alone, fail to insure that chain of custody in every way. They simply cannot create a safe and verifiable chain of custody, which means that a risk limiting audit is nothing more than mere theater.


More importantly, Auditor Kimsey rejected Clark County Election Integrity Team citizens’ written request for a full forensic election audit of the 2020 General Election. “Get a court order. I’ll obey it,” responded Kimsey.…..


Chilling words from an Auditor who disavows that the word forensic audit can be applied to elections or anything other than financials.


So when you hear Kimsey say,

"We conduct an audit of every election."

Now you know how simply untrue that statement really is.


Join me at simpson4auditor.com and join our fight to restore election integrity to all citizens of Clark County. Together, let’s make sure every legal vote gets counted!