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Trump Camp Drops Nevada Appeal in Mail Ballot Counting Case

Trump Camp Drops Nevada Appeal in Mail Ballot Counting Case
Ballot counting in Nevada. (Getty)

Thursday, 05 November 2020 06:55 PM

A legal effort in Nevada by the Donald Trump campaign and state Republicans to stop the count of mail ballots in Las Vegas is over.

A document submitted in an appeal pending before the state Supreme Court says a settlement was reached requiring Clark County election officials to add “additional observation access” at a ballot processing facility in Las Vegas.

The state high court had declined on Election Day to immediately reverse a state judge’s decision to let mail ballot processing proceed in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County — a Democratic stronghold in an otherwise GOP state.

In his order, released Monday, Judge James Wilson Jr. in Carson City said he found neither the state nor Clark County had done anything to give one vote preference over another.

Nevada Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to suppress voting in the state’s most populous and diverse area.

The Trump campaign and state GOP dropped claims that campaign-enlisted count-watchers weren't allowed to “meaningfully observe” operations at the Clark County elections headquarters in suburban Las Vegas and a bid to stop the use of an optical scanning machine to validate voter signatures.

Observers are being accommodated in Las Vegas-area ballot-counting offices. But Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said coronavirus distancing rules and privacy requirements prevented over-the-shoulder monitoring of signature validation.

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