Trump Campaign Files Suit in Nevada, Alleges “Illegal Votes” Are Being Counted

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The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Nevada alleging “illegal votes” cast by individuals who no longer live in the state are being counted in the presidential vote tallies.

The lawsuit was announced during a news conference in Las Vegas Thursday morning. Former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp and Nevada GOP Chair Michael McDonald hosted the press conference.

The campaign says it is not looking to stop vote counting, just to ensure that legal votes are counted and illegal votes are not.

State law in Nevada holds individuals who moved away from the state over 30 days prior to an election cannot vote in it. That is a problem in Nevada as many workers moved out of the state due to the effect Covid19 lockdowns had on the casino industry.

Nevada lacks a robust system of authentication of residency and identification. Absent such a system, voting eligibility is in essence based on the honor system.

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