Nevada County Attacks Trump Over Election Claims

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday (November 10), Nevada’s Clark County responded to former President Donald Trump’s claims the local voting system is “corrupt.”

By Thursday, while Trump’s preferred Nevada Senate nominee Adam Laxalt still held a marginal lead over Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Trump warned Laxalt on Truth Social that the county “has a corrupt voting system.”

In his post, Trump pointed to Arizona’s saying they need until the end of the week to complete counting the ballot as wanting “more time to cheat!”

In an unexpected move, Clark County, Nevada, took the county’s official Twitter page to release a statement responding to Trump’s unfounded claims.

In the statement, the county called Trump’s claims “outrageous,” saying the former President is “still misinformed about the law” and the county’s election processes, developed to ensure election integrity.

The county highlights that, even if they wanted to, they couldn’t speed up the ballot count, as ballots can still come in on November 12, provided they are postmarked before or on Election Day.

Clark County explained that other factors, like allowing affected voters to cure the signature on the mail-in ballot and provisional ballots, would cause further delays.

The day before Clark County issued the response to Trump, Joe Gloria, Clark County Registrar of Voters, explained in a news conference that every Election Day vote had been counted but the county still had to tally tens of thousands of mail-in ballots, with more expected to roll-in before Saturday.