A Nevada election official said the state is unaware of any improper voting, but is concerned about the safety of voters in light of recent political turmoil and allegations of election fraud.
“We are not aware of any improper ballots being processed,” said Joe Gloria, Clark County Voter Registrar, at a press conference on Thursday.
In the midst of the recent political turmoil and allegations of election fraud that have swept across the nation since Tuesday, Gloria said he was concerned for the safety of his staff.
“I am concerned about the safety of my staff,” Gloria said. “We are taking steps to ensure that we have the necessary security.
The registrar also noted that the district will monitor vehicles entering and exiting the voting machines to ensure the safety of staff.
“We will be fine,” Gloria said. “We will keep counting. We will not let anyone stop us from doing our duty in the county polling stations.”
The Chancellor’s statement follows a complaint filed by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign Thursday morning. The suit alleges that up to 10,000 people in Nevada fraudulently voted by mail.
The suit was based on allegations by Nevada’s former Attorney General Adam Laxalt.
“We strongly believe that there are many voters in this group of people who vote by mail who are not real voters,” Laxalt said in a press conference Thursday morning.
Laxalt also claimed that dead voters were counted in the state, and some voters received up to 18 ballots at their homes.
The Trump campaign announced that it would file a lawsuit in a federal district court in Las Vegas based on these allegations to “stop the counting of illegal votes.
Gloria said on Thursday that the district has measures in place to ensure that votes are not falsified or miscounted.
“We make sure that our data is updated because we need to prevent people from voting twice in the system,” Gloria said. “We need to scan them when we receive mail so that the database is updated or personal voters can vote twice,” Gloria said.
Gloria continued, “We need to scan them when we receive mail: “Our goal here in Clark County is not to count fast. We want to make sure that we are accurate. The results in Nevada state will of course be very important for the entire country, and that is our number one goal.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been the current top candidate in Nevada since Thursday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Of the 76 percent of the reported votes, Biden has 604,251 votes, while Trumpf has 592,813 votes.