LAS VEGAS – Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a slight lead in Nevada, with only about 12,000 more votes than President Donald Trump.
The update votes were issued on Thursday morning around 12 p.m. ET. State election officials said Wednesday that they would take the day to count votes and would not post updates until Thursday.
Meanwhile, just minutes before the updated ballot count was announced, Trump’s campaign announced that it would file a lawsuit in Nevada, accusing many potential forms of voter fraud. This is the fourth lawsuit the campaign has filed in the last 24 hours; Wednesday, Trump̵7;s campaign was filed in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said observers were unable to observe the signature comparison and counting votes.
Trump’s campaign said there was also evidence that nonresidents voted and that those votes were being counted. In Nevada, residents need to live in the state for at least 30 days before voting.
“Due to all these anomalies,” Laxalt said they were asking the state “to stop the unregulated counting of votes.”
Similar to the arguments made in Trump’s election lawsuits filed in Michigan and Pennsylvania. In Georgia, Thursday morning, a judge dismissed the Trump campaign’s petition.
Yesterday, the Nevada Republican Party said it had received “thousands of complaints” from voters about the issues in the general election and that it is investigating each issue closely.
Immediately after the GOP made that announcement, Clark County’s Joe Gloria Voter Registry responded to questions about it at a news conference Wednesday. He said at the time that he did not receive any specific complaints from the party when asked about it by a reporter.
“In addition to the polling place problems involving some of their observers, we have addressed them where we can,” said Gloria.
Amy Abdelsayed from KTNV.com contributed to this story