LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — President Donald Trump's campaign and the Nevada Republican Party are filing a lawsuit calling on Clark County to stop counting votes, alleging illegal votes are being counted.
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt began the conference alleging "thousands" of problems with mail-in ballot delivery and claiming lack of transparency regarding signatures.
"We firmly believe that there are many voters in this group of mail-in people that are not proper voters," he said.
Shortly after the lawsuit was announced, President Trump sent out a statement to the media:
“IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!”
Laxalt doubled down on a message sent out by the Nevada Republican Party yesterday, saying it has received "thousands of complaints" by voters with issues during the General Election and that it's investigating each one closely.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria was asked if he had received any complaints from the GOP during a press conference on Wednesday. At that time he said he had not heard anything specific.
"Other than issues in the polling place regarding some of their observers," said Gloria, "we addressed them where we could. But no I haven't had anything provided to me."
Thursday afternoon, the Nevada Democratic party responded to the lawsuit threat launched by the Trump campaign, calling it a "shameful display."
Watch a replay of the Trump campaign press conference below:
Below are some highlights from the presser:
"We warned that the #Democrats changed this election system. They gave us mail-in ballots." said former #Nevada AG @AdamLaxalt during a press conference announcing legal action on behalf of the #Trump campaign seeking to halt counting in #ClarkCounty. https://t.co/bMBzGmwnTR pic.twitter.com/3Kg95kC6Cx— KTNV 13 Action News (@KTNV) November 5, 2020
"It got a little bit assertive, or aggressive you could say, and the question was asked at 1:30 in the morning 'why are you here?'" He says he responded with, "It's #ElectionNight. You guys are counting ballots."— KTNV 13 Action News (@KTNV) November 5, 2020
When asked what media he was representing he did not say.
"Somebody took my ballot. They also took the ballot of my roommate," she said.— KTNV 13 Action News (@KTNV) November 5, 2020