Donald Trump has filed a suit in Nevada alleging that the Clark County registrar kept polls open for “two hours beyond closing time” on the last night of early voting, according to CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto. Aside from being a very obvious play to cut out Latinxs in a swing state, it is literally the plot of Veep.
In Season 5 of the popular and funny HBO show about the narcissistic, gaffe-laden President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss), she’s tied with her opponent in the election and desperate to find a way to win; her staff and strategists come up with their best option, which is freaking Nevada. Ballots are missing! She demands a recount! She sees a ray of hope but, eventually, she loses the state, actually making it worse for herself after thinking it was her way back in to the Oval Office.
It’s remarkable that real life is mimicking a television show meant to mock the thirstiness and self-importance of politicians, but what else is new in this hellacious election?