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Trump campaign announces lawsuit to stop vote count in Clark County


Yasmina Chavez

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the co-chairman for President Donald Trump’s Nevada campaign, says the campaign will file a lawsuit in Las Vegas for an injunction to “stop the counting of improper votes.”

Updated Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 | 11:46 a.m.

Trump Campaign Announces Lawsuit

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks during a Trump campaign press conference outside the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Launch slideshow »

The Trump campaign has announced plans to file a lawsuit to stop the counting of “improper” votes in Clark County due to reports of ”irregularities” around the Las Vegas Valley.

Adam Laxalt, Nevada co-chair for Trump’s campaign, said the campaign would file a lawsuit in a Las Vegas court seeking an injunction to “stop the counting of improper votes.”

Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II released a statement saying Republicans want to “circumvent democracy."

"The writing is on the wall for the Trump campaign. As the voices of Nevadans are finally heard, Trump and the Nevada GOP have no other recourse than scare tactics and baseless suits,” McCurdy said.

“Today, in a shameful display, partisan hacks attacked the integrity of Nevada’s voting system without evidence, threatening to disenfranchise the voices of their fellow Nevadans in the process,” he said.

Laxalt was joined by former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell and Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp.

"We firmly believe that there are many voters in this group of mail-in people that are not proper voters," Laxalt said

None of the speakers provided evidence of their claims of irregularities and none took questions from the media.

The Trump campaign also filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania Wednesday seeking to stop the vote counts in those states.

As of late this morning, the lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan had been thrown out. Michigan was called for Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday. Votes in Georgia were still being counted, and Trump’s lead there was razor thin.

Nevada could put Biden over the top in the race for the White House if he hangs onto the other states he is projected to win.

Trump signaled Tuesday he would challenge vote counts in the Supreme Court.

“We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Trump said during a speech at the White House on Election Day. “We want all voting to stop.”

Voting has stopped in Nevada and around the country. Only counting remains.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said today he has seen no “improper ballots” being processed. “We’re doing everything we can to uphold the integrity of the process here in Clark County,” he said.

Gloria said workers were taking the time needed to count the ballots correctly.

“We’re not concerned with reading as fast we can; we’re concerned with making sure that we’re accurate in what we report,” Gloria said. “This is a very important election. The state of Nevada may make the decision for the president.”

According to the latest results from the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office, Biden leads Trump in the Silver State by 11,438 votes.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.