RNC Sues Nevada Over Accepting Mail In Ballots After Election

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Trump campaign are suing Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar and other state officials to stop the counting of ballots that “are received up to four days after Election Day.”

“Nevada’s ballot receipt deadline clearly violates federal law and undermines election integrity in the state,” RNC Chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement. “Ballots received days after Election Day should not be counted — the RNC and our partners are suing to secure an honest election, support Nevada voters, and oppose unlawful schemes.”

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, in 2021 Nevada Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill 321, which expanded mail-in voting so that now all registered voters receive ballots by mail.

In March 2021, American Faith reported an analysis compiled by a conservative watchdog group shows that over 90,000 ballots were mailed to the wrong addresses in Clark County, Nevada, in the 2020 presidential election.

“Clark County 2020 General Election data show that 92,367 mail ballots were returned undeliverable to wrong or outdated addresses,” the Public Interest Legal Foundation wrote in a research brief at the time. “For a sense of scale, Former Vice President Joe Biden carried the whole of Nevada with a final lead of 33,596 votes.”

Clark County, home to most of Las Vegas, automatically sent mail-in ballots to every “active” voter registered on file during the 2020 presidential election due to coronavirus fears at polling places.

Trump’s legal team alleged a variety of significant voting issues in the state, including over 1,500 ballots from dead voters and tens of thousands of people potentially voting multiple times.

“In my years of experience in politics, I have never seen the amount of illegal voting like we have documented in Clark County, Nevada,” Trump surrogate Matt Schlapp said. “It is a level of corruption I didn’t think could happen in a modern, free country.”

The Supreme Court of Nevada upheld a district court’s order dismissing claims of election fraud.