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Nevada judge hears GOP challenge to Vegas ballot counting

Posted at 2:14 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 17:14:52-04

LAS VEGAS (AP/KTNV) — The Donald Trump reelection campaign and Nevada Republicans are seeking a court order to stop mail-in ballot counting and use of a computer to check voter signatures in Democratic-leaning Las Vegas.

Democrats and a deputy attorney general told a state judge Wednesday that the Trump campaign and the Nevada Republicans are using unfounded and contradictory complaints to try to obstruct ballot counting in the presidential battleground state.

Clark County elections chief Joe Gloria said not using the signature scanner would require a massive mid-process overhaul to add staff and could mean some votes wouldn't be counted in time. The judge says the hearing might take all day.

According to the New York Times, the Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans have filed a second lawsuit against Clark County.

The new lawsuit is looking for details on the vote-counting process.

NOTE: KTNV-TV Channel 13 contributed to this report.