Nevada Supreme Court: It was the latest judicial failure of Trump and his allies, who have lost scores of cases in state and federal courts.
The court on Tuesday dismissed without comment questioning the certification process in Pennsylvania. Washington (AFP) – The Supreme Court rejected the Republicans’ latest bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s endorsement of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral battlefield victory.
(Reuters) – The Nevada Supreme Court rejected an appeal late Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s campaign to nullify the state’s election results, confirming President-elect Joe Biden had won in a battlefield state that gave him an overall victory.
It was the latest judicial failure of Trump and his allies, who lost dozens of cases in state and federal courts in a failed attempt to overturn the November 3 election result. Trump says the result was fraudulent, but no court has found evidence to support his assertions.
Last week, a Nevada district court ruled that the Trump campaign had not substantiated the allegation that the voting machines were malfunctioning and that the competition between Trump and Biden had been rigged.
The court on Tuesday dismissed without comment questioning the certification process in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolfe has already confirmed Biden’s victory, and the state’s 20th voters are due to meet on Dec.14 to cast their ballots for Biden.
Biden won 306 electoral votes, so even if the Pennsylvania results were in doubt, he would still have the more than 270 electoral votes required to become president.
“We are also not convinced that the District Court has erred in applying the burden of proof with clear and convincing evidence, as supported by the cases cited in the District Court order,” the Nevada Supreme Court said in its ruling. The Nevada Republican Party said it was “very disappointed” with the decision.
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The Nevada Republican Party, https://nevadagop.org/nevada-gops-statement-on-the-nevada-supreme-courts-ruling, said, “We have not had the opportunity to write our summary or debate the case in court,” as it stands. “The complete denial of due process and rights to appeal is truly unprecedented, shocking and extraordinary.”
Biden won Nevada by 33,596 votes, giving him the state’s six votes in the Electoral College that picks the president. Voters are due to meet on December 14 to formalize the result, with Biden winning 306 votes to 232 for Trump.
Tuesday was set as the so-called safe haven deadline for countries to resolve disputes arising from the elections. Under US law, Congress considers a state election result “final” if they are completed by the safe haven date.