With allegations of voter fraud and stolen elections still resonating with some voters, this year’s race for Clark County auditor has, in many ways, become a referendum on election security and integrity.
In a typical election year, the county auditor race attracts little attention and even fewer challengers. But this is not a typical election year, and the race between incumbent Greg Kimsey and challenger Brett Simpson has remained at the forefront of voters’ minds.
Kimsey has been Clark County’s auditor for nearly 24 years. Simpson is new to the political arena, which he says is exactly what the county needs.
In an interview Monday, Kimsey said he decided to seek another term in office to “ensure that elections in Clark County continue to be conducted in a safe, secure, transparent and accountable manner, producing accurate results.”
Simpson’s focus is almost entirely based on election security. When asked during the League of Women Voters’ Sept. 26 candidate forum if Clark County’s elections were secure, Simpson said his evidence, which is “based on math and statistics,” shows “we have massive amounts of fraud in our elections.”