Trump campaign, Republicans drop challenge to ballot count case in Nevada

The Trump campaign and Nevada state Republicans have dropped their challenge to ballot counting in the Las Vegas area in the state Supreme Court, The Associated Press reports.

The campaign had tried to appeal a Nov. 2 ruling in Carson City that neither the state nor Clark County did anything to give one vote preference over another, AP notes. It tried to withdraw the appeal last week, saying that it reached a settlement in which Clark County election officials would allow more observers at a ballot processing facility, but all parties did not agree to the settlement.  

Clark County, which is home to Las Vegas, is typically a Democratic-leaning county. 


The Nevada secretary of state, the Clark County registrar of voters, and the national and state Democratic parties were also involved in the case, AP notes. 

There are still two active cases in the state related to the presidential election, and ballots are still being counted. 

Nevada was called in President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE’s favor on Saturday shortly after he was declared the winner of Pennsylvania and the presidential election.

President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE’s campaign has launched numerous legal challenges in battleground states seeking recounts of votes as the president refuses to concede the election. The campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state from certifying its final vote count until all allegations of irregularities are addressed.