A Democratic state assemblyman in Las Vegas is under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds and violating Nevada law by living outside of the district he represents. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday that police are looking into Alexander Assefa's personal and campaign finance records, as well as physical evidence that the state assemblyman lives outside of his Spring
While campaigning for Joe Biden at an event in Las Vegas, Nevada that was marred by technical issues, the singer Cher launched some vile and unhinged attacks on President Donald Trump. Cher nonsensically claimed that Trump is “ripping the guts out of America” and that his reelection would lead to the mass loss of freedoms. “If he got four more years,
The Trump campaign and Nevada Republican Party sued election officials in the Las Vegas area, seeking to halt the ballot counting process immediately until Trump campaign volunteers are allowed to closely observe the process. The lawsuit (pdf) was filed against Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, and Joseph Gloria, registrar of voters for Clark County, Nevada’s most populous county, which includes the city of Las Vegas. According to the lawsuit, volunteer poll watchers in Clark County are often located more than 25 feet away from the vote tallying process, and cannot see the computer screens or monitors of individual workers or observe calls that are made when authenticating ballots. County election officials also “wholly rejected” the Trump campaign and Nevada Republican’s proposal to install cameras in vote tallying locations that would allow volunteers to monitor the process while complying with public health restrictions. Moreover, poll watchers must also be accompanied by “ambassadors” at all times, but “there are not enough ambassadors to allow consistent and meaningful observation of the entire process,” the complaint reads. “Without meaningful observation, there cannot be any assurances of transparency.” Observers and members of the media look on as Clark County election workers scan mail-in ballots at the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 20, 2020. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Clark County must stop its counting of early mail-in ballots “until proper procedures are in place to ensure transparency and integrity in all parts of the process,” Nevada Republicans say in their 13-page complaint. “Transparency is paramount to ensure Nevadans the right to a free and fair election,” Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael J. McDonald said in a press release. “Clark County’s refusal to allow people to observe the handling of ballots and their low standards for matching signatures should disturb all voters. It is troubling that those trusted to run our elections are going to have to be compelled by the court to follow state law and protect this election.” In response, the Nevada Democratic Party said the lawsuit is an “obvious attempt to impede record-breaking momentum in Clark County” and a “baseless attack aimed at undermining confidence in Nevada’s election integrity.” “The demands articulated in the GOP’s lawsuit amount to voter suppression, plain and simple,” Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II said in a press release. “Nevadans are tired of the GOP’s bad faith cowardice, and that is why they will remain laser-focused on rejecting Trump for the next eleven days.” During the 2016 presidential election, Hilary Clinton won the heavily Democratic Clark County by 52.4 percent, while then-candidate Donald Trump nearly dominated parts of Nevada outside Clark County.
Left-wing pop star Cher appeared to experience technical issues while campaigning for Democrat Joe Biden in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday and offered a blunt preview of what she had to offer, telling attendees, "I’ll sing and then I'll wave goodbye and that will be it."
President Donald Trump put an offering in the collection bucket Sunday during his visit to a church in Las Vegas. “Trump, who was in Nevada on a campaign trip to the crucial battleground state, was attending a service at the International Church of Las Vegas before a campaign event in Carson City later in the day,” according to Fox News.
After beating coronavirus, President Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail with a vengeance, traveling to nine different states and holding at least one rally with supporters every night. The president did not show signs of losing his voice or his signature energy despite participating in a dozen public speaking events and a handful of fundraisers in the past
President Donald Trump attended a church service in Las Vegas on Sunday morning with adviser Hope Hicks and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Pastor Paul Marc Goulet of the International Church of Las Vegas praised the president “because you just came to church,” the Las Vegas Review reported. About 200 congregants attended the service. Trump was seen placing a number of $20 bills into the collection bucket when it went around. “This is your third time here. That means you’re a church member,” he told Trump during the service. “I don’t care what anybody says. I love my president.” Trump stopped at the church in October 2016. After the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, Trump also went to the church. President Donald Trump counts money before making an offering, as he attends services at the International Church of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 18, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) President Donald Trump(2ndL) attends services at the International Church of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 18, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) The president spoke to the crowd before the service ended. “I go to many churches and I love going to churches,” he said. “I will be back many times.” He called on people to go out and vote in the November election. “I know you’ve had a rough time in terms of the city —has been a tough place—but the job you’ve done to get people back is really, very special” he said of the church leaders. “These are two very special people. Your families are very, very special and you have great talent up there. Thank you all very much. It’s great talent. I know talent, and you’re great talent.”
President Donald Trump attended church at the International Church of Las Vegas on Sunday. Press photographers were allowed into the service, but reporters waited outside. The photos show the president, together with his senior aides Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino, attending the service. The president also stood for a blessing from the pastor and the congregation. Trump was also photographed
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Since I’ve never been to Las Vegas before, I have no normal to compare it to, yet it is obvious that Sin City is not exactly in its prime these days. My cab driver from the airport, always a good source, told me he thinks his business is operating at about 40 percent of what it would usually be. Many hotels are still shuttered, and the streets really do feel, as one local told me, “eerie dead.” I made my way to a sports bar off the strip to find some voters and take their temperature. This only seemed fair, since I had my temperature taken about 600 times in the course of my journey from New York. I’ll be honest: social distancing is a problem for my job in these situations. Generally, I tuck into a bar, ears open, and gently insinuate myself into conversations, finding a way to guide them to my questions. It’s a well-honed skill, and it’s useless now. There was no bar in the sports bar; it was cordoned off. Instead, there was a smattering of tables spaced about ten feet away from each other. This led to awkward approaches, reporter’s notebook in hand, to introduce myself and ask if people would answer some questions. It feels like being John Cusack with a boom box over your head. Yet, as always, the American people didn’t disappoint me. They were as affable as ever, and had a lot to say about the election creeping quickly upon us. First I spoke to Chris and Michelle, a pair in their 50s on a weekend in Vegas. Chris lives in Indiana and Michelle in Arizona. Both are dedicated Trump supporters. They were quick to explain why: it was all about what he has done. “Low unemployment, the economy, raises,” Chris, said “Did you get a raise under Trump?” I asked. He said he certainly did. Neither blamed Trump for the virus that reversed his economic gains, but Michelle expressed a lot of frustration. Her four kids haven’t been in school since March, and it’s weighing heavily on her. “They just sit around and eat all day,” she told me. “The grocery bills are way up.” Neither are confident that things will ever really return to normal. I looked at Chris as he placed his cigarette athwart mine in the ashtray and said, “Will we ever sit at the bar again?” “I think we’ll sit at the bar again,” he said, with Michelle nodding agreement, “but we won’t work the same way. Companies are saying, ‘Why have an office if people can work from home?’ My friend in Florida might lose her event-planning company.” When I asked about the racial turmoil tormenting America, Michelle was blunt: “Until they stop talking about race, nothing will get better.” If Chris and Michelle spelled good news for the president, Brian ,who I got to talking to a few minutes later, was not. I’ve interviewed a lot of people all over the country these past few years, but in Brian I found the elusive Never Trumper in the wild. As soon as the topic of the election came up, he said those magic words: “I’ve been a Republican my whole life and I’m voting for Biden.” His reasoning was familiar. He didn’t really dislike most of the stuff Trump has done policy-wise, but he has a deep disdain for him — not just his tone, but more Trump as a person. Brian exhibited a kind of managerial attitude that likes order. It was interesting that he works in the marijuana industry. Never Trump does, after all, have a splash of libertarianism. Brian was evidence that there are some would-be Republican voters out there who will never be comfortable with a Trump presidency. Here in one smoke-filled Vegas sports bar were both sides of the essential conservative argument over Trump. Now, Michelle and Chris absolutely represent the vast majority of Republicans. The question becomes: How many Brians are there? That seems hard to know, but suggests a further question: How motivated are they to vote? Brian hardly seemed to be thrilled about Joe Biden. Trump was in town for a rally, and rallying his base is still a big part of his path to victory. He has to bet that by getting people excited about voting for him they will come out for him, and that those who hate him but feel unexcited about Biden just stay home. That is probably a pretty decent bet, but this is Las Vegas, and as we all know even safe bets crap out. On the whole, though, it is much better to be the candidate Americans actually want to vote for than the lesser of two evils.