Consistent with its efforts of the past six months, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is once again working to undermine trust in the 2020 election as Trump faces slim odds to overtake Democratic nominee Joe Biden's current electoral lead.
The Trump campaign recently announced a lawsuit to stop counting ballots in the crucial swing state of Nevada.
Trump campaign official and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard "Ric" Grenell baselessly claimed at a press conference in Nevada that thousands of fraudulent ballots had been cast in the state and that there were no election observers monitoring the counting.
The Trump campaign has provided no evidence of the serious accusation that thousands of votes were fraudulently cast. It could be a similar tactic to Trump's false assertion that he would've won the popular vote in 2016 if it weren't for "millions" of supposedly fake ballots.
Grenell's claim that there were no election officials is a lie.
MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff confronted Grenell and Trump spokesman Matt Schlapp, who evaded him without elaborating on their accusations.
Where's the evidence, @RichardGrenell? pic.twitter.com/osHzihhmVS
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) November 5, 2020
Grenell told Soboroff to direct his questions to the election clerk before joining Schlapp in a van and driving off.
People commended Soboroff's unflinchingness.
Proud to work with this pro! https://t.co/jcn2cx2WlK
— Julia E. Ainsley (@JuliaEAinsley) November 5, 2020
The power of live tv, used incredibly skillfully. https://t.co/83250exxTm
— Andy Park (@andy_park) November 5, 2020
Conspiracy is "self sealing" because evidence isn't allowed to count against it:
"there's no evidence"--"there is!" or "they're hiding it"
"evidence disproves"-- "they make it up!"
Glad to see @jacobsoboroff try to pierce the conspiracy frame. https://t.co/asnmcv3KVG
— Jennifer Mercieca (@jenmercieca) November 5, 2020
Yo, if you're there in nevada, high five this guy for attempting to hold @RichardGrenell 's corrupt ass accountable. https://t.co/gY9356JxKE
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) November 5, 2020
They shamed Grenell for his evasiveness.
Grenell and Laxalt, who frequently ran away from reporters during his run for gov, have presser to allege fraud, present no evidence, won't take questions, then run away after scripted nonsense.
Laxalt and Grenell are nothing more than cowardly Twitter trolls. https://t.co/u82WLCR7b1
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) November 5, 2020
Grenell has as much experience in elections as he did in the intel community: 0 https://t.co/oeMwxdBEMq
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) November 5, 2020
So far, there is no proof to support incidents of voter fraud in #Nevada as Trump campaign official, Ric Grenell, claimed earlier.
Misinformation and creating chaos looks a lot like this. #Election2020 #elections pic.twitter.com/bnlC9vwPl4
— Sama Dizayee (@samadizayee) November 5, 2020
Votes in Nevada continue to be counted.