Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he “won” Nevada in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, while also revealing he has a plan to stop “cheating” in 2024.

President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won their respective Nevada elections by very similar margins of victory over Trump, around 2 percent. Regardless, Trump baselessly claimed that he won both elections “by a lot” in a new interview. published by The Nevada Globe on Monday.

Nevada is considered one of the main battleground states in the 2024 election. Trump called it “a state that’s embarrassing” after being confronted with the fact that he lost twice, before claiming that Democrats used the COVID-19 pandemic to “cheat” in 2020 and announce that his 2024 campaign had a team in place. to defeat any other alleged trap.

Trump's plan to stop 'cheating' in SwingState
Former President Donald Trump prepares to speak at a Nevada Republican volunteer recruiting event in Las Vegas on Saturday. The Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential primary called Nevada “a disgraceful state” Monday after being reminded of his losses there in 2016 and 2020.
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“We have great people working now,” Trump said. “We have great lawyers working. They used COVID to cheat last time. They used COVID to cheat. But we think we have a great team to stop it.”

Trump claimed his 2020 campaign election lawsuit was “conclusive” in proving he was “robbed” in the last election, arguing that the judge in the case “did not want to see” the lawsuit.

“You know, we sued on the basis of…they stole the vote on one level,” Trump said. “We had a lawsuit that was so good, and the judge didn’t want to see it. He didn’t even want to see it. We had a lawsuit that, in my opinion, was conclusive.”

The lawsuit filed in 2020, Law against Whitmerended with Nevada District Judge James Russell decision against the Trump campaign after discovering that “there was no credible or reliable evidence that the 2020 General Election in Nevada was affected by fraud.”

Russell allowed the Trump campaign to present its evidence in the case, determining that the campaign’s evidence consisted of expert testimony of “little or no value” and witness statements that lacked credibility and were considered “hearsay.”

The Trump campaign appealed the decision, leading the Nevada Supreme Court to say Russell’s decision in a 6-0 ruling that noted there was no “improper admission or rejection of evidence by the district court.”

news week has reached out to Trump’s office by email for comment.

Trump’s interview released Monday also showed the former president criticizing former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who was a strong supporter of Trump’s 2020 voter fraud claims.

Laxalt also received Trump’s endorsement in the 2022 Nevada US Senate race, which he lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. She recently fell out of favor with Trump after endorsing his main rival in the 2024 election, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Laxalt was a very weak candidate,” Trump said in the Globe interview. “It was pathetic. You know, I helped Laxalt do the best he could. I guess his grandfather was strong. His father was good. But, I guess the chain got weaker and weaker. But, Adam Laxalt is a stiff and no not do the job.”

“Adam was not a good lawyer and he did not do a good job,” he added. “I thought he was actually a terrible lawyer and he didn’t do a good job. He couldn’t do anything about the litigation, but this is a state where he did very well for us.”

Despite previously pushing Trump’s claims of winning the Silver State in 2020, Laxalt tweeted on Friday that “no Republican presidential candidate has won Nevada since 2004,” while touting DeSantis’ candidacy.

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