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Letter: Rumors swirl regarding fake controversy over Incline poll worker (opinion)

On May 17, 2019, Sara Schmitz published the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community 1st May Newsletter on Nextdoor and Facebook, as well as through email.

She wrote that Phil Horan was investigated by the Washoe County registrar of voters for alleged voter tampering, that they determined he was trying to influence voters as a poll worker, and was permanently banned from further poll work.

NONE of that is true, which was easily determined by simply calling the registrar’s office. Phil is a 20-year resident of Incline Village who has an outstanding record of volunteering and working for the betterment of our community.

In this age where we all decry the use of “fake news,” why would someone like Sara publish such a false claim? Especially for someone who so publicly claims she wants to improve our community, shame on you.

Jim Croley

Incline Village, Nevada