President Donald Trump on Monday hailed what he called a “big victory” in Nevada after the Clark County Commission declined to certify one of its local races due to a number of discrepancies.
While the decision does not directly impact the presidential election results, President Trump floated the idea that the issue could be evidence of a wider problem in the state.
“Big victory moments ago in the State of Nevada,” Trump tweeted. “The all Democrat County Commissioner race, on the same ballot as President, just thrown out because of large scale voter discrepancy. Clark County officials do not have confidence in their own election security. Major impact!”
Big victory moments ago in the State of Nevada. The all Democrat County Commissioner race, on same ballot as President, just thrown out because of large scale voter discrepancy. Clark County officials do not have confidence in their own election security. Major impact! https://t.co/TLHnFKNN6g
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
The Clark County Commission, which governs the Las Vegas area, has certified the results of the election except for District C, which reportedly makes up about one-sixth of the total votes in the state’s most populous county.
Th fight was between Democrat Ross Miller, who previously served as secretary of state, and Stavros Anthony, a Republican councilman from Las Vegas.
Miller got 76,585 in District C while Anthony raked in 76,576, according to KLAS-TV. The Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said they have found “discrepancies that we can’t explain that would cast a doubt on whether or not that margin of victory is solid.”
The commission found 139 discrepancies in District C, Gloria said, including six people who voted twice.
In the last tally of the Associated Press, Trump lost the state to President-elect Joe Biden by just 33,596 votes.
The Trump campaign has yet to issue a statement whether it will seek to fight out the presidential results in Nevada in the wake of the commission’s decision on the District C race.
President Trump has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, despite acknowledging for the first time that Biden “won” on Sunday. The Trump campaign said it has built up strong legal cases to challenge the election results in several key swing states.
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