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Judge dismisses Nevada fake electors case over lack of jurisdiction

June 21st, 2024 - 11:32am
Judge Mary Kay Holthus was unconvinced that Clark County was the appropriate place to hear the case. The state cannot re-file in another county because of a statute of limitations but will appeal the ruling.

Judge allows Nevada ‘fake electors’ to file reply after allegations of withheld evidence

May 15th, 2024 - 12:06pm
The judge allowed the "fake electors” to file an additional legal reply that includes evidence they say was wrongly withheld by the state and could exonerate the six individuals facing felony charges.

Trial for Nevada ‘fake electors’ delayed until January amid scheduling challenges

March 4th, 2024 - 10:57am
The trial for the six Nevada Republicans facing forgery charges over their plans to subvert the results of the 2020 election is now set for next January. The trial was originally set for next week.

Prosecutors rebut Nevada ‘fake electors’ efforts to dismiss case, change venue

February 9th, 2024 - 3:49pm
State prosecutors this week dismissed the defendants’ arguments that their actions could not be considered criminally fraudulent because state and federal officials were not deceived by them.

Nevada GOP ‘fake electors’ plead not guilty to felony charges in Las Vegas

December 18th, 2023 - 10:34am
Despite the criminal charges, McDonald has continued to closely embrace Trump. He appeared at a Trump campaign rally in Reno on Sunday, telling the crowd to “cast your ballot for Donald J. Trump.”

Nevada GOP ‘fake electors’ indicted for falsely claiming Trump won state’s 2020 election

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael J. McDonald, right, introduces then-President Donald J. Trump during the Nevada Republican Party Convention inside the Suncoast Hotel and Casino on Saturday, June 23, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent).
December 6th, 2023 - 12:00pm
The six Republicans are accused of falsifying records and each face two felony charges.

Former Trump attorney to cooperate with Nevada investigators in fake elector probe

November 30th, 2023 - 3:01pm
Under Nevada law, charges for filing false documents must come within three years of the offense — meaning charges would likely need to be filed by Dec. 14.

Nevada GOP fake electors under state investigation

November 15th, 2023 - 1:04pm
The investigation marks the first Nevada-based probe into the actions of the unauthorized slate of electors who pledged votes to Trump despite his loss.

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.