(Annie Black) – I gotta be honest. It gets real frustrating sometimes when irresponsible opportunists intentionally misrepresent your position on issues just to score some cheap political points.
Such is the case with a failed 2020 candidate – who lost her primary race after getting just 13% of the vote before quitting the Republican Party – who falsely wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday that I said conservatives should just “forget about” what happened in the 2020 general election in Nevada.
Yes, she put “forget about” in quotes. Problem is: I NEVER WROTE “forget about” it. It’s a pure, flat out lie.
The issue is the possibility of getting a forensic audit of the 2020 election done in Clark County, Nevada as is currently being done in Maricopa County, Arizona.
All I did in my last AnnieGram was point out the HUGE difference between the two; that the Arizona audit was ordered by the Republican-controlled State Senate while both the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly are controlled by the Democrats…
Who simply are NOT about to order a similar audit here.
As such I specifically wrote…
“So while I’ve long supported an audit, unless someone has an idea for how to force the Democrats to approve one, the reality is it ain’t gonna happen.”
And I added: “If you have a realistic suggestion for how to make this happen, I’m all ears.”
Well, this person’s idea is to get people to send “signed and notarized affidavits” from Nevadans to Democrat Attorney General Aaron Ford via registered mail “demanding a forensic election audit.”
She goes on to claim “dozens” (out of more than 1.8 million registered voters!) of such letters have already been sent. Which is fine. I’m not about to discourage anyone from doing so.
But then political reality sets in.
And the fact is, AG Ford wrote the following on Twitter on June 7 in response to reports of Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald visiting the audit operation in Arizona…
“They really don’t want to bring this audit mess to Nevada. The @NevadaAG Office defeated their meritless lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud before, and the @NevadaAG Office will stand against meritless so-called ‘audits,’ too. Believe that.”
So those “dozens” of letters are gonna fall on deaf ears. Believe that. And then what?
When AG Ford ignores those “dozens” of “demands,” the only option will be to file a long, drawn-out and extremely expensive lawsuit to force him to take action. And even then, it’s a longshot that any judge in Nevada will do so.
Or as Daryl DeShaw wrote in response to my critic on Facebook…
“An audit isn’t going to happen because 1.) They (the Democrats) hold the elected power and 2.) The state and local republican parties are a disaster. They don’t have their (expletive deleted) together. I’ll leave that at that.
“If by miracle you were lucky enough to get an audit, by the time it happened it would be moot. We need to stop the infighting and public smears online and work together to fix our problems.
“The expression ‘pick your battles’ means learn the correct battles to fight. Right now this is the wrong way, wrong battle. Take a Xanax. Move on to the next battle.”
Realistically, if you want to change public policy, you have to change public officials.
Which is why I’m focusing on electing more Republicans to office in 2022 – including in the State Assembly, State Senate, Governor and Attorney General.
I haven’t – and never will – “forget about” what happened in 2020. But I AM focusing my efforts on things I believe can realistically be achieved.
I’m simply not going to lie to you, mislead you or give you false hope.
I’ve always been straight with you and always will be. If you’re looking for an elected representative who will simply tell you what you want to hear, I’m not your gal.
Elect this other person instead.
No, I’m not going to name her. Many of you already know who I’m talking about. I’ll let her worry about boosting her own name ID – even if she has to falsely accuse me in the process.
I fought like a honey badger during this last legislative session against all odds…and have the political scars to prove it. I didn’t just write posts on social media. I stood up and stood my ground in the arena.
But if that’s not what you decide you want, I can live with that. What I couldn’t live with is not leveling with you just to get re-elected. We have more than enough people like that in office already!
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Annie Black is the Nevada State Assemblywoman representing District 19. You can get more information and subscribe to her AnnieGram newsletter by visiting www.AnnieBlack.net