6:00 PM PT – Friday, December 4, 2020
In addition to other voting irregularities in Nevada, the Trump campaign said that tens-of-thousands of people voted twice.
On Thursday, Trump campaign attorney Jesse Binnall told a judge that over 40,000 people voted twice, while 20,000 voters did not have a mailing address and roughly 2,400 voters had an out of state address.
The Trump attorney also said a local news station found that 1,500 ballots were cast under dead people’s names.
Additionally, Binnall argued that voting machines in Clark County lacked proper security. This information emerged during the Trump legal team’s hearing in front of a state judge on voter fraud.
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“The questions are how did this happen? Who is responsible?” Binnall asked. “And what do we do about it?”
While addressing the court, Binnall said early policy decisions made by state election officials ultimately set the state up for failure, even months before the election ever took place.
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“It was not an unforeseeable problem,” Binnall added. “It’s a problem that people were making clear all along. That there was going to be issues if we didn’t take robust efforts in order to make sure that every voter was only voting once.”
Binnall specifically highlighted changes to general election procedures that took place before November. These changes removed restrictions on mail-in voter registration. He said that legislators’ decision to adopt AB4 “took us to a system of universal mail voting at pretty much the last minute.”
Back in August, Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak signed AB4 into law in response to the pandemic. He promised a fair and accessible election.
Due to the new policy, the number of mail-in ballots cast increased from 6,300 in 2016 to more than 690,000 in 2020. Come Election Day, the wave of mail-in ballots on top of record-high in-person turnout overwhelmed poll-workers.
“As a result, there was a system that was ripe for the picking when it came to fraud,” Binnall claimed. “And the fraud came.”
Binnall also mentioned that poll workers went on to restrict meaningful access to Republican poll watchers, which made them unable to monitor and ensure the accuracy of the counting process.
“Election officials planned and implemented an election system that would be highly susceptible to fraud,” Binnall said. “It would ignore the best practices developed over the years and skew meaningful observation.”
The President’s campaign has argued that the push for election integrity supersedes any political agenda. He stressed that upholding the integrity of American democracy is the primary goal of their legal battle.
“Transparency is not political, transparency is something that is necessary for us to have a democratic election,” Binnall emphasized. “So that we know it is the candidate chosen by the voters that is the one actually elected.”
Judge James Russell said he wants to review all of the evidence presented and will make his decision Friday.