By Ivan Pentchoukov
The Trump campaign on Sunday described a sworn affidavit from a whistleblower in Nevada who alleges to have witnessed people inside a Biden-Harris van opening, filling out, and resealing mail ballots.
The whistleblower, who the campaign did not identify, witnessed the alleged incident while on lunch break. He said the people inside the van were using letter openers to open the ballot envelopes. Once the people became aware they were being watched, they formed a human shield around the van to purportedly cover up the activity.
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Trump campaign representative Matt Schlapp detailed the allegation during a press conference in Las Vegas on Sunday. Schlapp described other instances of potential fraud, including 9,000 ballots cast by people who have moved out of the state, two examples of ballots cast using the identities of dead people, and voter registrations issued to minors under the age of 18.
Schlapp said that the campaign is also working through documenting hundreds of cases in which Republicans were denied the chance to vote.
“The way we resolve division, even when you don’t get your way in an election, is to count every legal ballot and to make sure that illegal ballots do not reduce the civil rights and the votes of those who legally,” Schlapp said.
Based on unofficial results reported by The Associated Press as of 11:35 p.m. on Nov. 8, President Donald Trump trailed former Vice President Joe Biden in Nevada by 34,283 votes, with 6 percent of the vote left to be counted. No state has certified the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Schlapp also referenced another whistleblower who told the campaign that during a review of some 14,000 ballots, a supervisor repeatedly overruled his objections about questionable ballots.
Schlapp said that the Trump campaign is basing some of its legal strategy around the allegations. Another member of Trump’s ground team in Nevada, Adam Laxalt, said that the campaign has not been able to see any of the signatures on the 600,000 mail-in ballots counted in Nevada to check if they matched the signatures on file.
Around 200,000 signatures were processed solely by a machine that reportedly had its accuracy settings reduced to a point where the matching was no longer reliable, Laxalt said.
Despite ongoing vote counts, pending recounts, and multiple legal challenges by the Trump campaign, Biden on Saturday declared himself the victor of the election. Trump rejected the declaration and claimed that fraud is the reason for Biden’s lead in several states.