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Thousands pack facility in Henderson to see President Trump

Disregarding the state's COVID-19 directives
Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 13:55:32-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump packed a Henderson arena on Sunday, with no apparent social distancing in place -- and very few people wearing masks.

The president encouraged people to vote and took a jab at Nevada's Assembly Bill 4 law, which requires every registered voter in the state to receive a mail-in ballot while also requiring day-of polling locations to be open.

"You can send your ballot and then you have to check your ballots counted because they might not count your ballot in this state," said President Trump. "They might not count your ballot."

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Both of President Trump's voting-related claims are not substantiated.

President Trump also touted the pre-pandemic economy and unemployment numbers.

"Before the virus, we quickly achieved the lowest unemployment rate in Nevada's history," he said, "and we'll soon be there again."

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While COVID-19 cases are on a downward trend in Nevada, the state's unemployment remains one of the highest in the country.

Also on Sunday, President Trump's rival Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, released a new ad alleging the president called fallen war veterans "suckers" and "losers," remarks the president has repeatedly denied making.

Biden is taking a very different approach, only recently beginning to make public appearances, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing.

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The Democratic nominee slammed the president saying, "Nevadans don't need more bluster from the president, and don't need his reckless rallies."