Election 2020

Jan. 6 panel says Trump, far-right groups responsible for insurrection

BY: - June 10, 2022

A widely anticipated hearing Thursday by the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol alleged two groups supporting then-President Donald Trump planned the riot to stop the transfer of presidential power — while Trump tacitly endorsed the insurrection and was indifferent to calls to hang then-Vice President Mike Pence. […]

Chattah, Black spar in Republican AG primary 

BY: - May 20, 2022

Nevada Republicans have two choices in the primary race for Attorney General – Sigal Chattah, a civil and criminal attorney who says she wants to imprison women who have abortions, and Tisha Black, a business attorney who denies, despite evidence, that she contributed in 2015 to Steve Sisolak, a Democrat then seeking reelection to the […]

Four Nevada counties to hear election proposals spurred by false election fraud claims

BY: - April 15, 2022

At least four more Nevada counties are considering changes to the voting process with three proposing to switch to hand-counting paper ballots, a move borne from unsubstantiated claims about widespread election fraud.  Lyon, Lincoln, Elko and Esmeralda county commissions have all scheduled to hear proposals at upcoming meetings next week.  “Enough is enough,” said Holly […]

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GOP primary for secretary of state highlights increasing partisanship of a once moderate office

BY: - April 13, 2022

Once seen as a mostly non-partisan position despite its partisan election process, the perception of the position of secretary of state is changing. For proof, look no further than this year’s GOP primary. In Nevada, as in most other states, the secretary of state is the top elections official. The elected official is tasked with […]

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Creating new voter database system, state aims to ‘do it right,’ not cheaply

BY: - April 4, 2022

Nevada’s plan to implement a top-down voter registration system is not on track to meet its January 2024 deadline, a top elections official suggested Friday. In 2021, state legislators passed a bill requiring the Secretary of State to establish and maintain a centralized database for voter registration information. Currently, voter information is collected and maintained […]

Jan. 6 panel renews attention on fraudulent election doc submitted by NV GOP members

BY: - January 19, 2022

The U.S. House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection is renewing interest in an illegitimate election certificate submitted by a group of Nevada Republicans following the 2020 presidential election. The illegitimate election document, which was submitted to Congress and the National Archives, attempted to award Nevada’s six electoral votes to Republicans Donald Trump and […]

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Trump wanted U.S. Supreme Court to order new election in NV, other states

BY: - June 16, 2021

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Nevada, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. On Dec. 29, Trump assistant […]

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Miller’s 10-vote victory certified, Anthony headed to court

BY: - December 1, 2020

Of some 153,000 votes cast in the race for Clark County Commission District C, only ten ballots separated Ross Miller and opponent Stavros Anthony, and the man in charge of elections said as many as 139 discrepancies existed that could change the outcome.   Miller is the former Secretary of State of Nevada.  Anthony is a […]

Clark County may reconsider certifying District C election

BY: - December 1, 2020

Clark County Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied a motion Monday by Stavros Anthony to prevent the Clark County Commission from reversing course and certifying the results of the District C race, which Anthony, a Las Vegas City Councilman, lost to former Secretary of State Ross Miller by ten votes. The ruling clears the way for the […]

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

BY: - November 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more money than they might otherwise be allowed. That’s all thanks to a 2014 Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall limit on […]

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What went wrong with the higher ed oversight ballot measure

BY: - November 19, 2020

A statewide ballot initiative to remove the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution may have narrowly failed this year, but its supporters say they plan to regroup and make their case to voters again. Question 1 sought to remove all references to the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution. Proponents argued — and […]

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Clash of the trite ones

BY: - November 19, 2020

One last lingering 2020 election race that is yet to be decided pits two towering visionaries against each other in a battle of epic consequences, said no one anywhere. In case you missed it, a) aren’t you lucky? and b) in the race for Clark County Commission District C, Democrat Ross Miller, a former Nevada […]