"Hello, Nevada," Trump says, nailing the pronunciation.

My work here is done.
"You know the governor of your state tried very hard to stop us from having this event tonight."

If you bet the over on 2 minutes until the first lie, you lost.

Again, this did not happen.
"Your governor tried to stop us," Trump says over and over again.

@GovSisolak did nothing to try to stop Trump. His campaign canceled the rallies, which violated state and WH guidelines on gatherings.

Reno airport said no-go, Vegas airport never contacted.

Pure fiction.
@GovSisolak Trump just said Sisolak is a "political hack" who called venues to get the rally canceled and controls "millions of ballots."

1. No evidence of any calls.
2. There are 1.7 million active voters in NV.

Trump is quite delusional tonight already.
Trump is saying Sisolak is trying to rig the election -- "your politically motivated governor...he's a guy that tried to silence us."

The election is being overseen by the secretary of state, who is a Republican.
Follow @meganmesserly, as always, for more details.
@meganmesserly Trump is going after Clinton pretty strongly. He just might beat her.
This is giving stream of consciousness a bad name.
Trump says people say "we are tied in Nevada," which he says is not possible unless they rig the election, which he thinks may happen.

The last two public polls have shown him behind by 5 and 4 points.
"Your state is shutdown," Trump says of Nevada.

"Except for riots."

"If you want to go to church, you can't do it."

The state is not shut down.

Casinos are open. Businesses are open.

"Open your schools."

They are.
Trump just said in Nevada "you don't have to have an authorized signature on a ballot."

This is false.

It's not even close to true.

And there are many safeguards.
Says Dem operative in Nevada could have thousands of ballots and no authorization needed.

This, too, is false.

Folks, I have no idea how @ddale8
does this night in and night out.

And I type fast!
@ddale8 "Here in Nevada, they burned the City Hall in Reno..."

Small fire. City Hall not burned.

Trump also talks about Vegas cop shot during "violent demonstration."

The suspect actually was not part of the demonstration.
@ddale8 Oh no, Trump must be tired.

Just mispronounced "Nevada" twice in a row.

He also endorsed Adam Laxalt for governor.

That worked out well in 2018.
@ddale8 He name-checks CD4 hopeful Jim Marchant, said he saw a good poll.

I doubt that.

You know who isn't there and didn't get name-checked: @AmodeiForNevada, the congressman who reps that area. Why? He had the temerity to not be a complete Trump echo. Heresy these days in GOP.
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada The windmills are killing all our bald eagles.

That is so sad.

Seems quixotic to point out how dumb this is.
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada "Trump is leading Biden with the Hispanic voters."

Was that an OAN poll again?

No. No he is not.

He's losing by more than 2-to-1 in the NYT/Siena poll for NV.
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada "Jose, how you doin? Juan, how you doin?"

Trump simulates talking to all those Hispanic border patrol agents.

So, yeah, maybe he is leading with the Hispanics.
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada "I did more in 47 months as president than Biden did in 47 years."

Good line, Mr. President.

Now -- in best Marge Gunderson voice: "I have a bit of a problem with your math."
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada The two sweetest words I have heard tonight: "to conclude"
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada Trump now reading some Prompter stuff about Nevada history and how it became a "shining oasis."

I am verklempt.

Thank you, Mr. President.
@ddale8 @AmodeiForNevada A little under two hours and he's done.

I hope you will understand if we restrict our fact-checks to the NV lies -- double digits. The rest were the standard ones from his stump speech.

We will have a story up soon.

Follow @TheNVIndy.

And thanks for following this thread.

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Thank God this suburb is still safe!

Follow this thread if you dare....
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@mayoroflasvegas @GovSisolak She is now criticizing the governor's plan for not being specific enough.

"All I have is my voice and I promise I will not stop speaking," she says. Loud applause.

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