LAS VEGAS (AP) — The city of Las Vegas has issued a civil penalty against a hotel for hosting a faith-based campaign event for President Donald Trump that violated a mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 despite warnings from city and state officials.
The Evangelicals for Trump event proceeded as planned Thursday in Las Vegas despite Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mandate on gatherings. The event brought together more than 500 people at the Ahern Hotel.
City spokesman Jace Radke said the event's organizers and owner Don Ahern were issued the notice from the city’s business licensing department, which included a $250 civil fine.