Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 22:03:29-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans want a state judge to stop the counting of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that "meaningful observation" of signature-checking is impossible in the state's biggest and most Democratic-leaning county.

The lawsuit filed 10 days before the Nov. 3 election alleges the local elections chief failed to get proper approval in April from the Secretary of State for the vote plan.

A judge in Carson City declined to issue an immediate stop, but set a hearing next Wednesday.

It also complains that a GOP offer to install video monitoring equipment at the Clark County election headquarters was rejected.

State Democrats called the lawsuit a plain-and-simple effort to suppress votes in the state's most diverse county.