President Donald Trump makes remarks regarding the election. He says mail-in voting makes people corrupt, even though he cites no evidence. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi
President Donald Trump’s campaign said it is filing a federal lawsuit in Nevada on Thursday seeking to block alleged “illegal votes” from thousands of people, including those who became non-residents during the coronavirus pandemic or who are dead.
“We’re asking the judges to go through all the irregularities to stop the counting” of the disputed ballots, said Adam Laxalt, a former Nevada Attorney General, who announced the lawsuit.
But when pressed for evidence of those alleged illegal ballots, a Trump campaign surrogate refused to answer reporters at a press conference, and said questions about the ballots should be directed to the Clark County, Nevada, clerk’s office.
At of Thursday afternoon, the promised lawsuit still had not been filed.
Joe Gloria, the Clark County Registrar of Voters, at a press conference later Thursday said that he is not aware of any improper ballots being counted.
Nevada, where ongoing ballot counts show Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of Trump, has six Electoral College votes at stake in the presidential contest.
Meanwhile, Biden’s lead on Trump in the popular vote grew by thousands of newly reported ballots, leaving him ahead by about 11,500 votes.
Trump’s campaign already had filed suits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia related to ballot counting. Democrat Joe Biden is just 17 Electoral College votes shy of clinching a win for the White House, according to NBC News projections.
“We know these [election] rolls were unclean” before Election Day, Laxalt said at a press conference in Las Vegas.
“We firmly believe that there are many voters in this group of mail-in people who are not proper voters,” he said.
“We believe there are dead voters that have been counted,” he said.
“We are also confident that there are thousands of people who have been counted who moved out of Clark County [Nevada] during the pandemic.”
Appearing with Laxalt at the event were Trump’s former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, and American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp.
Grenell chided reporters for asking questions during the press conference, saying, “Listen you’re getting information … do your job, it’s pretty easy.”
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