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Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...

Exodus of election officials raises concerns of partisanship

Jun. 13, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

There is no shortage of job openings for local election officials in Michigan. It's the same in Pennsylvania. Wisconsin, too. After facing threats and intimidation during the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, and now the potential of new punishments in...

Nevada reports slight increase in registered voters in May

Jun. 02, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada elections officials reported a slight increase in registered voters in May, adding a little more than 11,200 people to the state's voter rolls. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reported that nearly three-quarters of the new...

Nevada GOP party court case paused by judge after hearing

May. 26, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge declined Wednesday to take immediate action on a bid by Republican activists to force GOP leaders in Las Vegas to admit them as party members, as online tensions and allegations of a takeover effort by people with ties to far-right Proud Boys extremists...

GOP officials seek probe of Proud Boys ties to censure vote

May. 24, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans in Nevada are calling for an investigation into a vote last month to censure the GOP secretary of state after allegations emerged that the balloting was swayed by activists with ties to the far-right Proud Boys extremist group. The Clark...

Nevada: GOP filed baseless election fraud allegations

Apr. 22, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday that her office reviewed election fraud allegations that state Republican Party leaders delivered to her office in March and found that some allegations were already under investigation, while the vast...

Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended results

Apr. 11, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to “put my thumb on the...