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Military community bristles at Trump campaign claim of voter fraud in Nevada; allegation includes several who moved to Hawaii

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                                Tallied ballots are loaded into marked boxes for secure storage during the general election on Nov. 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tallied ballots are loaded into marked boxes for secure storage during the general election on Nov. 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Among a list of 3,062 individuals accused of “criminal voter fraud” in Nevada by President Donald Trump’s campaign are at least four people who moved to “JBPHH,” which stands for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and who are almost certainly military members.

A review of the list by military.com found hundreds of overseas military post office boxes and more than 1,000 votes from locations where military personnel are based including Minot, N.D.; Edwards and Fort Irwin, Calif., Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and Yuma, Ariz.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act created special provisions for absent uniformed services and overseas citizens to vote by mail in primary, general, and special elections.

Service members only have one legal voting residence at a time — which should be within the state listed on an earnings statement and defines the state for withholding state taxes.

A letter dated last Thursday was sent to Attorney General Bill Barr from the Weir Law Group in which the firm states it represents Donald J. Trump for President.

“We write to bring to your attention criminal voter fraud in the state of Nevada in the 2020 general election,” the letter states.

The 3,062 individuals “appear to have improperly cast mail ballots in the election,” the law firm said. The fraud was “verified” by cross-referencing the names and addresses of voters with the National Change of Address database.

“Of course, voter fraud is a serious federal felony, one that cuts to the heart of our representative democracy,” the letter said. “We understand that these are serious allegations and we do not make them lightly.”

But some military members are already stepping forward to say they are among those who moved — and that they cast ballots legally.

The list of suspected voters does not include names, but rather, includes former Nevada community of residence and new residence with new nine-digit ZIP code.

Amy Rose, whose husband is an Air Force major and who matched up her move from Henderson, Nev., to Davis, Calif., told military.com that finding her and her husband on the list was disturbing. She voted absentee and claims Henderson as her voting home.

“To see my integrity challenged, along with other members of the military to be challenged in this way, it is a shock. And to be potentially disenfranchised because of these actions, that’s not OK,” Rose said.

At least 39 Nevada voters who apparently now have Hawaii addresses are on the list. Locations in Hawaii are scattered through the islands, with Mililani, Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Kaneohe, Waipahu and Waianae among those noted on Oahu.

Other locations include Kamuela, Pahoa and Waikoloa on Hawaii island and Kihei and Lahaina on Maui.

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