Trump Campaign Drops Its Appeal in Nevada Mail Ballot Case

November 11, 2020 Updated: November 11, 2020

An appeal by President Donald Trump’s campaign to the Nevada Supreme Court that challenged Clark County’s signature verification and election observer processes was dismissed at the request of Trump’s attorneys on Nov. 10.

“On November 5, 2020, appellants [Trump campaign] moved for an extension of time to file the opening brief due to a pending settlement agreement with respondents,” a copy of the court filing said. “Appellants have now filed a motion to dismiss this appeal, with all parties to bear their own fees and costs, seeking to return jurisdiction to the district court so that the parties may submit the stipulation and order resulting from their settlement agreement.”

The court added that the “appeal is hereby dismissed.”

During a hearing on Nov. 5, Judge James Wilson ruled there was no evidence of wrongdoing on behalf of poll workers.

That lawsuit asked the court to require Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, to change how it counts and verifies mail-in ballots, and sought greater scrutiny of the process.

The original petition was also filed to block Clark County from using a machine that would automatically verify signatures on ballots, suggesting that the process is prone to error.

Over the past week, Trump’s team has filed a series of lawsuits, in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and elsewhere, alleging voter fraud and irregularities. Trump, in a news conference last week, said that if only “legal votes” are counted, he won the election.

Adam Laxalt, former Nevada attorney general and the Nevada co-chair of Trump’s campaign, said they will provide evidence of voter fraud in Nevada, adding there are problems with computer signature-matching equipment in the state.

On Nov. 10, he wrote of alleged irregularities: “AI and Computer Vision experts are telling us that after manually lowering the signature setting that the machine they used for signature verification in Nevada is not reliable. Over 200K votes counted with it. The next 400K plus signatures were matched without real observation.”

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said the county is prepared for a recount, if necessary.

“The law has changed in the state of Nevada a little bit on exactly how we are reimbursed for those costs. So candidates will need to pay upfront for the cost for us to recount. But we’re prepared to do so,” Gloria said.

Nov. 16 is the deadline for Nevada to have ballots counted and certified.

Trump didn’t concede the election after legacy news outlets called it for Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Nov. 7; Biden also claimed victory.

The Epoch Times will not call a winner until the Electoral College certifies the victor and all legal challenges have been resolved.