Lara Trump hesitated to comment on the Nevada election case

Left: Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. Right: Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump and co-chair of the Republican National Committee (screenshot via Fox News).

Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump and co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), is under fire after telling Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that the RNC has filed a lawsuit to stop the counting of ballots after Election Day at the contested elections State of Nevada. Trump’s statements about the lawsuit were not only incorrect about the lawsuit itself, but also incorrectly summarized the state’s election law — largely implemented by Republicans.

Bartiromo informed Trump on Friday of the lawsuit filed by the RNC: “I see the RNC filing a lawsuit in a battleground state to stop counting ballots after Election Day.”

Trump responded: “Yes. Well, that’s exactly right.”

“You can’t have the ballots counted after the election is over…we want Election Day to be the last day for mail-in ballots to be counted,” Trump continued.

Despite Trump’s on-air comments, the RNC lawsuit does not seek to prevent ballots from being counted after Election Day in Nevada — or anywhere else.