Utah AG Sean Reyes Alleges ‘Compromised’ Election Process, Will Support Trump

Utah AG Sean Reyes Alleges ‘Compromised’ Election Process, Will Support Trump
File photo of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes talking about charges at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Jack Phillips

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced Friday that he will support lawsuits from President Donald Trump’s legal team to deal with the allegedly “compromised election process” in several battleground states.

Reyes, a Republican, alleged that former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and his allies know that Trump “will win if only verified legal votes are counted,” repeating a claim from Trump about alleged election fraud. “We are making sure that happens but looks like courts may have to decide that,” he said on Twitter.
Reyes then announced that he took personal leave time to “prepare and support litigation in several” states, without elaborating. It’s not clear what state he would be going to, but the Deseret News reported he is in Nevada, where a Trump team-filed lawsuit is pending.

Trump’s team filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and the team announced they would join a lawsuit in Arizona.

Votes in the states, as well as in Alaska, North Carolina, and other states are still being counted.

In Nevada, Trump’s legal team alleged that thousands of ballots were cast in Clark County, which includes the Democratic stronghold of Las Vegas, from outside the state.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, told CBS News on Friday that the lawsuit is without merit, saying it is a “last-ditch effort” to “derail the election.”

“When you take a look at the list that [the Trump campaign] presented … one of the first things that pops out is that there are a lot of military addresses on that list. What the cover letter says is that it appears these people may have improperly cast mail-in ballots,” Ford said, adding that it is “pure speculation.”

Also on Friday morning, Biden pulled ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia by a slim margin. The Arizona GOP, meanwhile, said Trump has a path to victory in the state, but if Trump loses Georgia and Pennsylvania, he has no chance of receiving more than 270 Electoral College votes.

Trump has shown no indication that he will concede defeat in the near future, and in a speech on Thursday night, he suggested there would be a long legal fight ahead.

“If you count the legal votes I easily win,” he said at around 6:45 p.m. ET. “If you count the illegal votes,” then Biden wins, he added.

“We want openness and transparency, no mystery ballots, no illegal ballots being cast after Election Day,” he said. “We think we will win the election easily” because his team has “so much evidence, so much proof.”

Before that, Biden delivered remarks to the media, saying that “we have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners.”

“So, I ask everyone to stay calm, all people stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed and we’ll know very soon,” he said.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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