President Donald Trump suffered yet another defeat late Tuesday when the Supreme Court of Nevada rejected an appeal from the Trump campaign to overturn the election results, affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, Reuters reports via the Huffington Post.
As noted by HuffPost, “it was the latest court failure for the president and his allies, who have lost dozens of cases in state and federal courts in an unsuccessful attempt to nullify the result of the Nov. 3 election. Trump says the result was fraudulent, but no court has found evidence to support his assertions.”
“We also are not convinced that the district court erred in applying a burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence, as supported by the cases cited in the district court’s order,” Nevada’s Supreme Court said in its ruling.
Nevada GOP officials said they were “extremely disappointed” by the decision.
“We were not afforded an opportunity to write our brief or argue the case in front of the Court,” Nevada’s GOP said https://nevadagop.org/nevada-gops-statement-on-the-nevada-supreme-courts-ruling in a statement. “Full denial of legitimate due process and appellate rights is truly unprecedented, shocking and extraordinary.”
Joe Biden won Nevada by a 33,596-vote margin, giving him the state’s six votes in the Electoral College which choses the president. The electors are scheduled to meet on Dec. 14 to formalize the outcome, with Biden having won 306 votes to 232 for Trump.
Tuesday was marked as the so-called safe harbor deadline for states to resolve disputes arising from the election.
Under U.S. law, Congress will consider a state’s election result to be “conclusive” if it is finalized by the safe harbor date.