Nevada Supreme Court certifies election results

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s Supreme Court certified the state’s election results Tuesday morning, determining Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential vote.

Nevada’s Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske met with the Supreme Court to make the results official. Nevada law requires this occur on the fourth Tuesday after the November election.

“I’d like to thank Nevada’s election officials for their dedication to providing a transparent and fair election,” said Secretary Cegavske. “I am also thankful to the Supreme Court for allowing us the use of their chambers today and to the Justices for taking the time to participate in the canvass.”

President-elect Joe Biden won Nevada by 33,596 votes, according to results approved by elected officials in Nevada’s 17 counties. Biden got 50.06% of the vote and Trump received 47.67 percent.

Turnout among the state’s more than 1.8 million active registered voters was almost 77.3%, including mail, early voting and election-day ballots cast, according to secretary of state data.

According to the Associated Press, that was up from a turnout of 76.8% during the presidential election in 2016, when Democrat Hillary Clinton carried Nevada by a little under 2.5% over Trump.

The next step is for Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to issue certificates of election to the winners. The meeting of the Presidential Electors is scheduled for December 14, 2020.

Sisolak released this statement on Tuesday:

“Now that the Supreme Court has canvassed and declared the results in Nevada final, in the coming days we will be submitting a Certification of Ascertainment to the Federal Government certifying that the presidential electors in Nevada for President-Elect Joe Biden received the highest number of votes cast for Electors for President of the United States of America.  

“In the coming weeks, I will be issuing certificates of election for and commissioning the winning individual candidates as required by NRS 293.395(3).  The process for the Governor to issue the certificates of election and commissions to the winners — as declared by the justices of the Supreme Court — will likely take a significant period of time following today’s Supreme Court canvass.”

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