December 4, 2020
City, NV – Today, Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released a
statement regarding another attempt to dismiss the 2020 election. The plaintiff
sought an order from the Court either declaring President Donald Trump the
winner in Nevada or holding that President-elect Joe Biden's victory and the
November 3rd election "be declared null and void."
a Carson City District Court heard the Trump Campaign's latest effort to sully
the integrity of Nevada's election results. Today, that court threw President
Trump's case out of court.
"For weeks, President Trump and his
surrogates have put out tweets and participated in press releases and other
media appearances to perpetuate a phony narrative that widespread voter fraud
plagued Nevada's elections. Yet to date, they've provided insufficient proof to
support their claims in court, which explains why they keep losing. That said,
and while my office is not involved in this lawsuit, I would like to reassure
every Nevadan that we take any allegations of voter fraud seriously, and we
prosecute where the evidence supports credible claims. In fact, my office is
currently prosecuting a claim from the 2016 election," said Attorney
General Aaron D. Ford.
"Because I take fraud claims seriously, I
have personally requested that President Trump's team, including former
Attorney General Adam Laxalt, file an official complaint and supporting
evidence with my office. They have yet to send in a complaint that details and
provides evidence for the allegations they have publicly been making. Absent
such a complaint and supporting evidence, these claims of widespread voter
fraud remain baseless and, moreover, are insulting to the countless of
elections workers who have diligently overseen our elections."
"I would like to once again reiterate
that no court has found persuasive the Trump Campaign's contentions of
widespread voter fraud in Nevada and that our elections were fair and secure.
This has been demonstrated time and time again and across numerous courts. This
election is over. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala
Harris won Nevada, and Nevadans can remain confident that their voices have