TRUMP SLAMS VEGAS-AREA CERTIFICATION OF BIDEN POLL VICTORY
As officials in Nevada’s most populous counties certified results of the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump took to Twitter with a new attack on the vote that gave Democratic candidate Joe Biden a 33,596-vote statewide victory, Ken Ritter reported for the Associated Press (AP).
The former vice president drew 50.06% of the vote and Trump 47.67% — a 2.39% difference — in results submitted for approval by commissioners in 17 counties including Clark, which encompasses Las Vegas, and Washoe, surrounding Reno. In the Las Vegas area, officials identified six people who voted twice, Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told elected county commissioners. They urged Gloria to track Nevada Secretary of State Investigations of those cases for possible prosecution.
On a 6-1 vote, the commission accepted results of Gloria’s tally of 977,185 ballots cast in the Biden-Trump race. But the panel also took a first step toward a do-over in one commission district where a Democratic former Nevada secretary of state, Ross Miller, led Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony by 10 votes after more than 153,000 ballots were counted. Gloria said election officials found 936 “discrepancies” among votes countywide — ranging from inadvertently canceled votes, reactivated voter cards and check-in errors at polling places. He said 139 discrepancies in the Miller-Anthony race could not be reconciled — much more than the margin separating the candidates. A recount would not change that total, the elections chief added.
Trump tweeted the results amounted to “large scale voter discrepancy,” and said “Clark County officials do not have confidence in their own election security. Major impact!” Nevada state Democratic Party spokeswoman Molly Forgey accused Trump and his campaign of “lying about our state and the result of this election.”