Lawyers in Trump legal bid visit Vegas-area election center

State Supreme Court has already certified election results

Associated Press
December 02, 2020 - 5:09 am
Workers process polling place equipment and materials at the Clark County Election Department after polls closed on November 3, 2020 in North Las Vegas,

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and representatives of Nevada’ six Electoral College delegates for President-elect Joe Biden inspected voting materials Tuesday at the main Clark County elections office.

The visit to the ballot-counting center in North Las Vegas came ahead of a hearing scheduled Thursday before state Judge James Russell in Carson City in a contest-of-election case filed by the Trump campaign.

Jesse Binnall, a lawyer heading the Trump challenge of the Nevada election, has said he intends to prove that fraudulent votes were cast and that Trump won the state, not Biden. Binnall did not immediately respond Tuesday to messages about the election office inspection.

The Nevada Supreme Court has certified the election results as official, including Biden’s 33,596-vote statewide win over Trump in a coronavirus-inspired vote-by-mail push to avoid crowds at polling places.

Attorneys representing Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria and the state and national Democratic parties did not oppose the site visit.

Russell noted in a Monday court order that state law allows inspection of testing reports and materials “pertaining to the equipment and programs used” in election.

States face a deadline to resolve election disputes before the presidential Electoral College votes on Dec. 14.