The Trump campaign and the Nevada Republican Party sued election officials in the Las Vegas area, seeking to halt the ballot counting process immediately until Trump campaign volunteers are allowed to closely observe the process.
According to the lawsuit, volunteer poll watchers in Clark County are often located more than 25 feet away from the vote tallying process, and can't see the computer screens or monitors of individual workers or observe calls that are made when authenticating ballots. County election officials also "wholly rejected" the Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans' proposal to install cameras in vote tallying locations that would allow volunteers to monitor the process while complying with public health restrictions.
Moreover, poll watchers must also be accompanied by "ambassadors" at all times, but "there are not enough ambassadors to allow consistent and meaningful observation of the entire process," the complaint reads. "Without meaningful observation, there cannot be any assurances of transparency."
Clark County must stop its counting of early mail-in ballots "until proper procedures are in place to ensure transparency and integrity in all parts of the process," Nevada Republicans say in their 13-page complaint.
In response, the Nevada Democratic Party said the lawsuit is an "obvious attempt to impede record-breaking momentum in Clark County" and a "baseless attack aimed at undermining confidence in Nevada's election integrity."