President Donald Trump's campaign attorney claimed at a Senate hearing on Wednesday that Nevada's election was fraught with voter fraud.
“This year thousands upon thousands of Nevada voters had their voices canceled out by election fraud and invalid ballots," said Trump campaign attorney Jesse Binnall, who filed a lawsuit challenging thousands of ballots in the Silver State before a judge rejected it on Dec. 4.
"The vulnerabilities of this statute were obvious. It provided for universal mail voting without sufficient safeguards to authenticate voters or ensure the fundamental requirement that only one ballot was sent to each legally qualified voter," he told the Homeland Security panel. "This was aggravated by election officials' failure to clean known deficiencies in their voter rolls."
"Because of AB4, the number of mail ballots rocketed from about 70,000 in 2016 to over 690,000 this year. The election was inevitably riddled with fraud and our hotline never stopped ringing.”
Binnall further argued that due to the high number of mail-in ballots, it invited fraud and other irregularities.
Judge James Russell denied the campaign’s lawsuit on Dec. 4.
Earlier in the hearing, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, said that the current legal challenges to the election results "undermine the will of the people, disenfranchise voters, and sew the seeds of mistrust." He then accused Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), the Homeland Security panel chairman, of hosting a forum to peddle "conspiracy theories."