Gov. Steve Sisolak reports more than $2.4 million in 2020 fundraising ahead of looming re-election bid
January 13th, 2021 - 3:11pm
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has reported raising upwards of $2.4 million Wednesday for his re-election bid next year, an amount that roughly doubled the size of his campaign war chest to more than $4.53 million compared to the same time in 2019.
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
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.
How Cortez Masto’s fundraising stacks up heading into likely competitive 2022 midterm election
January 4th, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada will again be front and center in the national political conversation, with Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s Senate seat expected to be one of the top targets for Republicans — Nevada is one of three Democrat-held seats in potentially competitive states (others including New Hampshire and Arizona) up for grabs in 2022.
Laxalt files new lawsuit challenging Nevada's alleged inability to keep noncitizens off of voter rolls
December 31st, 2020 - 4:59pm
The lawsuit, which was filed last week in Carson City District Court names three conservative-aligned plaintiffs — former Republican Assemblyman Al Kramer, former Washoe County District Attorney Dick Gammick and prominent Northern Nevada developer Roger Norman — who say their votes were improperly diluted by an alleged failure to keep noncitizens from registering to vote in state elections.
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
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
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
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
The 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
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
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.