President Trump’s legal team ramped up challenges to election results in Nevada on Tuesday with a lawsuit that asserts that the president won the state, despite being more than 33,500 votes behind President-elect Joe Biden, due to problems in the voting system and fraud.
“The discrepancies and irregularities in this election will eclipse the difference in the votes between the candidates,” states the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Nevada’s 1st District Court.
That marks a stronger tone from Trump’s Nevada legal team than it’s taken previously. Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is helping the Trump campaign’s legal effort, told the Washington Examiner last week that it was “absurd” to ask whether the campaign’s legal challenge would show that Trump is the true legal winner in Nevada’s presidential contest.
“There are north of 15,000 people who voted in Nevada and another state,” Laxalt said in a press conference on Tuesday for the new lawsuit, a new allegation.