Nevada Supreme Court Approves State’s Canvass of 2020 Election Results

Nevada Supreme Court Approves State’s Canvass of 2020 Election Results
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Nov. 20, 2020. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Janita Kan

The Nevada Supreme Court approved the state’s canvass of the 2020 general election during a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

The seven-judge panel voted to sign and certify the results, which would be sent to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak for confirmation. The move delegates Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the winner of the western U.S. battleground state, despite several ongoing lawsuits challenging the outcome of the election.
Election officials in the state have declared that Biden had won the state by 33,596 votes following the canvass in the state’s 17 counties.

The Epoch Times has not called the race for Biden and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris pending the outcome of ongoing legal challenges. The Electoral College will vote in December to decide the outcome of the race, and then, the votes are counted during the Jan. 6 Joint Session of Congress in Washington.

There are four active cases in the Silver State brought by state Republicans. One of the challenges is a Trump campaign-backed election contest, cited as Law v. Whitmer, brought by electors for Trump against the electors for Biden. The lawsuit alleges widespread voter fraud, including a claim that 15,000 people who voted in Nevada also voted in other states.

Meanwhile, the other three lawsuits are brought by Republican candidates for office. Two of those candidates are challenging the use of ballot machines.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times over the Nevada Supreme Court’s vote.

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske presented the results to the court during Tuesday’s meeting, which were held simultaneously in two locations. In a statement following the meeting, Cegavske said “I’d like to thank Nevada’s election officials for their dedication to providing a transparent and fair election.”

“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," Cegavske added.
This comes as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the state’s Department of State had certified the results of the election results.
“As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” he wrote in a statement. “Again, I want to thank the election officials who have administered a fair and free election during an incredibly challenging time in our commonwealth and country’s history.”

A number of cases in that state are currently pending. This includes the campaign’s key case in the state—Trump v. Boockvar—which has been appealed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals after a district court judge dismissed the suit on Nov. 21.

Ivan Pentchoukov contributed to this report.