US Election Final Results 2020 LIVE: Trump campaign says it is suing to halt Nevada vote count

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The Trump campaign is seeking legal action to halt the counting of votes in the county surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada, claiming that votes from dead people as well as “thousands” of non-residents have been counted.

Adam Laxalt, a former attorney-general of Nevada, told a press conference on Thursday morning that the campaign had “received reports of many irregularities” across the Las Vegas valley and had not been provided with an opportunity by county officials to observe signatures on ballots.

“We believe that there are dead voters that have been counted. We are also confident that there are thousands of people whose votes have been counted who have moved out of Clark County during the pandemic,” he said.

In Nevada, residents must live in the state for at least 30 days before casting a ballot. The state is worth six electoral college votes.

Trump campaign officials said they planned to file a lawsuit in the state and request a temporary restraining order seeking to stop the counting of “improper votes”, mirroring actions taken in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

“We are filing this federal lawsuit to protect legal voters,” said Richard Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence, during the press conference. 

“It is unacceptable in this country to have illegal votes counted and that is what’s happening in the state of Nevada. We have asked Clark County for answers, they have no answers,” Mr Grenell said, adding that these events were “giving legal people a sense that the system is corrupt”.

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