A judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, refused Tuesday to order a new election for a Republican state Senate candidate who argued that ballot discrepancies reported by Clark County’s elections chief might have made a difference in her 631-vote loss to the Legislature’s top Democrat, The Associated Press reported Tuesday, via News3-LV.
According to the report, Clark County District Court Judge Joe Hardy Jr. denied, on procedural grounds, the effort by GOP candidate April Becker to force a re-vote in the race won by incumbent state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro.
Becker could seek action by the state Legislature when it convenes, the judge said.
A separate judge in Las Vegas was due to take up a request by former professional wrestler and GOP congressional candidate Dan Rodimer for a re-vote in the race he lost by a margin of 3% to incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Susie Lee.
Rodimer claims voter fraud and ballot-counting irregularities led to his loss. Mueller also represents Rodimer in the petition for a new election, which names Gloria as the defendant. Lee is not a named party in that case.
You can read more at NBC’s local affiliate News3-LV.