Trump claims 2020 election results may not be known for 'years'

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Nevada's major expansion of mail-in voting

David Maclean
New York
Wednesday 05 August 2020 13:49 BST
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Donald Trump has claimed that some states' election results may not be known for "years" as he continued to rage over Nevada's plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters amid the Covid crisis.

The president continued to fume on Wednesday morning, tweeting that Nevada has "zero infrastructure for mail-in voting, it will be a corrupt disaster if not ended by the courts".

He added that it "will take months, or years, to figure out" in Nevada, while praising Florida which he said has "built a great infrastructure" for mail-in votes.

He doubled-down on the Nevada claim around 30 minutes later during a telephone interview with Fox News.

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Nevada's major expansion of mail-in voting.

"The RNC has a vital interest in protecting the ability of Republican voters to cast, and Republican candidates to receive, effective votes in Nevada elections and elsewhere," the lawsuit said.

The Trump campaign is asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction blocking the bill.

The Democratic-controlled Nevada state legislature passed the major election bill along party lines over the weekend.

Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, said in a tweet on Monday: "I signed AB 4, which ensures protections for Nevadans to vote safely at the November election during the pandemic. During this global pandemic, I made a commitment that we'd do all we can to allow Nevadans to safely cast a ballot in the upcoming November election."

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