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Nevada governor calls President Trump’s election remarks 'dangerous'

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 00:57:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak called President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday "dangerous" regarding the 2020 election.

President Donald Trump spoke at the White House earlier in the day. The president declared himself the rightful winner of Tuesday’s election and that the election is being stolen.

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Gov. Sisolak released the following statement in response to the president's speech:

“President Trump’s comments to the American people tonight on the election were misleading, dangerous, and - most concerningly - false.

It was clear that the intent of his message was to undermine the public’s confidence in the integrity of our election processes and system, which in turn undermines one of the core pillars of our democracy.

Nevada is widely recognized as being a leader in election administration, and I continue to have the utmost confidence in the abilities of Nevada’s local election officials and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske to accurately count every eligible vote cast in the Silver State.

Our election administration officials are required to keep counting under state law and that is exactly what they’ll do until every vote is counted. Despite national pressure, our election officials and public servants continue to prioritize accuracy and fairness in this process. That should make all Nevadans proud.

I ask all Nevadans to support our election workers, trust this process and respect the results when they are certified as final.”

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Thursday, Trump tweeted “STOP THE COUNT” as mail-in votes postmarked on or before Election Day were being counted in states such as Pennsylvania and Georgia. These ballots have helped Biden significantly narrow Trump’s lead. The two states are imperative for Trump in order to win in order to remain in the White House in 2021.

President Donald Trump's campaign and the Nevada Republican Party also said they were filing a lawsuit calling on Clark County to stop counting votes, alleging illegal votes were being counted.

The Nevada Democratic party responded to the lawsuit threat launched by the Trump campaign, calling it a "shameful display."