Nevada Republicans drop federal lawsuit over Presidential election results

Lawsuit brought by state to be heard later this week

Mitch Kelly
December 01, 2020 - 5:59 am
American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp talks about a new lawsuit aimed at declaring Donald Trump the presidential winner in Nevada.

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Nevada Republicans have dropped their federal lawsuit that claimed voter fraud in the race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

The lawsuit alleged that nearly ten-thousand people who had cast their ballots no longer lived in Nevada. A list that was given in the lawsuit actually contained addresses and zip codes that belonged to military families and students who are legally able to vote in Nevada.

Givernor Sisolak has certified the results of the Presidential election, which showed Biden winning the state - and Nevada's 6 electoral votes - by over 33,000 votes.

A separate lawsuit filed by state officials is scheduled to be heard later this week.

In other election news, Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has denied a preliminary injunction that would prevent Clark County from moving forward on its plan to hold a special election in District C.

Democrat Ross Miller aimed to stop a special election in the district where he was, at last count, the winner - by 10 votes.

Clark County election officials says there were 139 discrepancies found in the race between Miller and Stavros Anthony, enough to warrant the holding of a special election for the seat.