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AG says Nevada will not bring charges against GOP ‘fake electors,’ urges law change

May 12th, 2023 - 2:00am
Ford said he would continue to assist the federal Department of Justice in its investigation into the matter.

Clark County and state election officials subpoenaed in federal inquiry into Trump

December 12th, 2022 - 5:41pm
Smith’s subpoena to Clark County officials asks for any and all communications to, from or involving Trump and his campaign between June 1, 2020, and January 20, 2021 — the day Trump left office.

Report: Nevada GOP chairman served FBI search warrant over ‘alternate elector’ actions

June 22nd, 2022 - 9:10pm
8 News Now reported that agents seized McDonald’s cell phone as part of the investigation and issued a second search warrant involving the state party secretary James DeGraffenreid, but could not find him as of Wednesday evening. 

Sisolak on Nevada GOP fake electors: ‘That is a crime’

January 21st, 2022 - 2:31pm
“While the Governor is not a lawyer, he believes if you file a document with blatantly false statements with a government agency, that is a crime, or ought to be a crime,” Sisolak's office said in a statement.

Report: Latino voter shift toward Trump in 2020 driven by economy concerns

Trump rally in Nevada
December 14th, 2021 - 7:00am
The report has lessons for both parties “in terms of the value of hard work for Latino voters, and who is owning debates over hard work."

Clark County man pleads guilty to voting more than once in 2020 election

November 15th, 2021 - 2:50pm
As part of the plea deal, Hartle will be able to withdraw his plea, if he follows the terms of a yearlong probation, and instead plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit voting more than once in the same election.

Report: Increasingly diverse electorate didn’t expand Biden’s 2020 margin of victory in Nevada over Clinton’s 2016 win

October 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada’s rapidly diversifying electorate didn’t widen the Democratic margin of victory in the state’s presidential election between 2016 and 2020, suggesting newly activated voters of color may not be as reliably Democratic.

Prosecutors: Clark County man touted in Republican election fraud allegations voted his dead wife’s ballot

October 21st, 2021 - 2:22pm
A man who once described a ballot being cast in his dead wife’s name as “sickening” and was cited by the Nevada Republican Party last November as evidence that massive voter fraud swayed the results of the 2020 presidential election has been charged by prosecutors with voter fraud.

Secretary of state says she wasn't consulted on decision to remove tax petitions, insists they should stay on ballot

October 20th, 2021 - 9:40am
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said her office was not consulted about the fate of two tax petitions and ultimately did not agree with Attorney General Aaron Ford’s opinion — triggering a rare circumstance in which she wrote him a letter saying the petitions should remain on the 2022 ballot.

Nevada Supreme Court upholds narrow victory in Clark County Commission race

The front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building
June 10th, 2021 - 4:25pm
The state Supreme Court Thursday upheld a 15-vote victory last November by now-Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller, denying the legal challenge by former Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony, who was seeking a new election.

Assembly to review election contest filed by defeated GOP candidate

March 29th, 2021 - 3:04pm
Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas) on Monday appointed three lawmakers — Democrats Steve Yeager and Sandra Jauregui and Republican Tom Roberts — to serve on an election contest committee to review a complaint submitted by former Republican Assembly candidate Cheryl Arrington. She lost her bid for an Assembly seat to current office-holder Elaine Marzola (D-Las Vegas) by 1,197 votes, or four percentage points.

Most 2020 Nevada election integrity cases resolved without finding of fraud; recent Republican document drop under review

March 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
A log obtained by The Nevada Independent through a public records request shows there were 298 election integrity case files submitted to the secretary of state’s office from the beginning of September through Tuesday. It does not characterize the complexity of any individual case — such as whether a complainant suggested a single improper vote or submitted a spreadsheet alleging thousands of suspicious votes — or offer names of complainants or the accused.

Pro-Trump protesters in Carson City peaceful even as supporters of president storm, occupy U.S. Capitol

January 6th, 2021 - 2:38pm
On the other side of the country, chaos reigned on the day that Congress was set to count Electoral College votes and some members were expected to challenge the results. Following a speech from Trump, supporters breached barriers and pushed their way into the Capitol, smashing windows and taking over the floor of the Senate as members hid.

Clark County Commission swears in Ross Miller as opponent takes challenge to Supreme Court

Clark County Government Center
January 4th, 2021 - 3:57pm
The commission voted to certify the recount’s results on Dec. 15. Anthony’s lawsuit for a new Clark County Commission election was rejected by a judge on Christmas Eve, but Anthony filed a notice on Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court to appeal the District Court’s decision denying his request.

Secretary of state: No voter info sent to Pakistani government; state election system has not been hacked

December 29th, 2020 - 5:01pm
In an election-themed “Facts vs. Myths” document updated on Tuesday, the secretary of state’s office pushed back on claims from the Texas-based organization True the Vote that the office had responded to a request for the state’s publicly available voter list in an email that carbon copied the CEO of a Pakistani-owned intelligence company. True the Vote is a conservative nonprofit group focused on identifying voter fraud.

Judge rejects request for new Clark County Commission election sought by Stavros Anthony amid narrow loss to Ross Miller

December 24th, 2020 - 11:35am
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied the motion in a brief order on Thursday, writing that she could not apply a state law allowing for new elections owing to the loss or destruction of ballots in this case because “the election was not prevented.”

Secretary of State: No evidence of 'wide-spread fraud' in Nevada’s 2020 election

December 18th, 2020 - 5:57pm
In a “Facts vs. Myths” document posted to the secretary of state’s website late Friday, Cegavske’s office wrote that it is pursuing several “isolated” cases of voter fraud, but has not seen evidence of any large-scale fraud that would meaningfully affect Trump’s 33,596-vote loss in the state. Electors cast Nevada’s six electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden on Monday.

Clark County Commission votes to certify recount results, 15-vote victory for Democrat Ross Miller

December 15th, 2020 - 1:38pm
The Clark County Commission voted Tuesday to certify the results in the recount for the District C race, which resulted in a 15-vote victory for Democrat Ross Miller.

Why Trump’s lawsuit seeking to overturn Nevada’s presidential race sputtered in court

December 13th, 2020 - 2:00am
Election law experts interviewed by The Nevada Independent said the failures were unsurprising. Nevada’s legal parameters for challenging election results sets a high bar for acceptable evidence, including clear proof that serious error or malfeasance occurred before a court can step in and take action that could change the outcome of an election.