As ballots continued to be counted days after Tuesday’s presidential race, Republicans announced a range of legal challenges to the methods and results of statewide elections.
“We expect that number to grow”
That state’s electoral votes could prove integral to either candidate’s ultimate path to victory — and Republicans believe they have found evidence of fraud that could tilt the outcome in Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s favor.
Voter fraud has been a consistent theme in President Donald Trump’s post-election response, with challenges launched in multiple swing states where the results are still in question.
In Nevada, GOP complainants claim to have identified thousands of cases of voter fraud in a case that could be decided by just thousands of votes, according to the Washington Examiner.
For his part, Trump has maintained that Democrats appear to have launched an effort to steal the election.
In a tweet on the matter, the Nevada Republican Party provided an update: “Our lawyers just sent a criminal referral to AG Barr regarding at least 3,062 instances of voter fraud. We expect that number to grow substantially. Thousands of individuals have been identified who appear to have violated the law by casting ballots after they moved from NV.”
“Cast on behalf of deceased voters”
Citing irregularities in Clark County election returns, the GOP lawsuit went on to claim that “lax procedures for authenticating mail ballots and over 3,000 instances of ineligible individuals casting ballots” contributed to the evidence of voter fraud.
“Ballots have even been cast on behalf of deceased voters,” the suit claims.
As far back as August, reports of deceased voters receiving mail-in ballots prompted speculation about potential fraud.
With cases of dead voters apparently still on the rolls in Pennsylvania, another critical battleground state, those critics of the electoral process seem to have plenty of anecdotal evidence to support their position.
The president maintained optimism in remarks on Thursday, although he referenced claims of voter fraud, declaring: “If you count the legal votes, I easily win.”