Surveillance footage of ballot processing on election night in Atlanta is fueling a false social media narrative of “suitcases filled with ballots” hidden under a cloth-covered table and tallied without supervision, even as top state officials confirm election workers followed standard procedure.
The video showed regular ballot containers on wheels — not suitcases — and both a state investigator and an independent monitor observed counting until it was done for the night, finding no evidence of improper ballots, state and county officials said on Friday.
New lawsuit is latest in long line of Trump challenges to US election results, most of which have been thrown out.
President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed another lawsuit seeking to overturn United States election results, the campaign announced Friday, this time contesting more than 100,000 votes in the state of Georgia.
The new lawsuit, filed by the Trump campaign and Georgia’s Republican Party, alleges that “massive irregularities, mistakes, and potential fraud” took place in the state.
Attorneys for the Trump 2020 Campaign and representatives of Joe Biden’s six Nevada Electoral College delegates inspected a vote-counting location in Carson City on Tuesday in connection with a voter fraud lawsuit filed by the Trump team.
Reactions from the two sides weren’t immediately known ahead of a scheduled Thursday hearing.
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 in suburban Las Vegas.
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.
Republicans in Nevada found “at least 3,062 instances of voter fraud. … Thousands of individuals have been identified who appear to have violated the law by casting ballots after they moved from NV.
PolitiFact’s ruling: False
Here’s why: President Donald Trump’s campaign and Republicans in Nevada are questioning the integrity of the 2020 election, claiming that there “appear” to be thousands of people who voted illegally.
President Trump’s and his allies’ scattershot hunt for voter fraud appears to have landed on its new target: a race in Nevada that elections officials have moved to redo because of ballot discrepancies.
To hear Trump and his allies tell it, it’s something amounting to a voter-fraud smoking gun. As usual, the truth is far less compelling.
Some military voters are concerned they have been thrust into the center of unsubstantiated fraud claims by President Donald Trump’s campaign that several thousand people may have improperly voted in Nevada.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election despite Trump’s claims. Election officials from both political parties have stated publicly that the election went well and international observers confirmed there were no serious irregularities that elected Democrat Joe Biden the next president.
If Your Time Is Short:
- Conservative groups continue to make unproven claims about voter fraud in Nevada’s presidential election.
- Last week, they said without evidence that thousands of people who moved out of Nevada still voted there in the election.
- This week, an elections watchdog alleged 1,400 Californians may have unlawfully voted in Nevada’s election but did not make any evidence public.
- The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office has not indicated that any widespread voting fraud took place.
- It pledged to thoroughly investigate all credible claims.
A U.S. federal court judge has denied an emergency motion from Nevada Republicans after they sued Clark County and the Secretary of State’s Office, claiming voter fraud. The lawsuit alleged the county’s signature verification system uses lower quality images than its software requires.
Judge Andrew Gordon denied the plaintiff’s motion to stop the use of Clark County’s signature verification machine and change its vote counting observation rules.
A telephonic hearing took place on Friday in relation to a lawsuit that was filed against Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria.
The lawsuit alleged the county’s signature verification system uses lower quality images than its software requires and a federal judge denied the motion from the Nevada Republicans that has also claimed voter fraud in the state.