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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.

Recount reaffirms, widens Ross Miller’s narrow victory in Clark County Commission race

December 11th, 2020 - 4:35pm
Clark County on Friday finished a five-day recount of more than 153,000 ballots that reinforced Democrat Ross Miller’s commission victory, with his lead over Republican Stavros Anthony increasing from 10 votes to 30.

Group pushing Sisolak recall falls about 75 percent short of signature requirement

December 11th, 2020 - 4:30pm
Battle Born Patriots, a political action committee set up with the express intent of recalling Sisolak, a Democrat, turned in 64,765 signatures to local election officials at the conclusion of the group’s 90-day signature-gathering window — slightly more than a quarter of the 243,995 needed to qualify the petition.

NV Supreme Court denies Trump campaign lawsuit seeking overturn of presidential election

December 8th, 2020 - 10:46pm
The three page order states that the Trump campaign failed to identify any direct “unsupported factual findings” in Russell’s order that it wished to challenge under the appeal, and the court itself has “identified none.”

Indy Explains: Clark County begins five-day recount process in race determined by 10 votes

December 8th, 2020 - 2:00am
Clark County Election Department staff were on site bright and early at 5 a.m. on Monday to start a recount for the District C seat on the county commission — a process that election staff expect to take five days and that cost losing candidate Stavros Anthony nearly $80,000.

Trump campaign files appeal to state Supreme Court in election lawsuit seeking to block presidential race results; Dems ask for dismissal

The front of the Nevada Supreme Court Building
December 7th, 2020 - 3:32pm
The appeal notice was filed Monday afternoon before the state’s highest court and marks the likely last chance for the president’s campaign to challenge election results in Nevada, as Tuesday marks a federal “safe harbor” election deadline where states must certify election results or resolve litigation before members of the Electoral College meet to cast their votes for president by Dec. 14.

Judge rejects Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to block state’s presidential election results, says no evidence election was affected by fraud

December 4th, 2020 - 2:38pm
Judge James Russell ruled Friday against the Trump campaign’s unprecedented request to either block certification of the state’s presidential election results or award the state’s electoral votes to Trump, saying in a written order that the campaign’s claims of voter fraud to the level needed to bring the state’s presidential results into question fell far short of the evidentiary standard needed to contest the results of the presidential election.

Republican Stavros Anthony files for recount in Clark County Commission race he lost by 10 votes

December 3rd, 2020 - 7:19pm
Republican Stavros Anthony filed for a recount Thursday in the race for the District C seat on the Clark County Commission, hoping for a different result in a race he lost by 10 votes to opponent Ross Miller.

Judge to rule Friday on Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to overturn state’s presidential results

December 3rd, 2020 - 4:48pm
Judge James Russell asked attorneys for the Trump campaign and defendants (the electors appointed by the state Democratic Party to cast the state’s six electoral votes) to prepare a proposed order by 10 a.m. on Friday — saying he wanted more time to review claims made during the Thursday afternoon hearing but with enough time for parties to potentially appeal to the state’s Supreme Court.

Clark County certifies Democrat Ross Miller’s 10-vote victory in commission race

December 1st, 2020 - 1:19pm
The Clark County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to certify the results of the general election for the District C race, affirming Democrat Ross Miller as the race’s winner with a 10-vote margin of victory in a district where more than 150,000 ballots were cast.