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Nevada judge declines Trump campaign’s request to nullify election results

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Derek Draplin | The Center Square

(The Center Square) – A Nevada judge on Friday declined the Trump campaign’s request to nullify the state’s presidential election results, as President Donald Trump continues legal efforts to challenge certified results in other states he narrowly lost.

Nevada First District Court Judge James Russell wrote in his Friday decision that the campaign’s lawyers “failed to meet their burden to provide credible and relevant evidence” in their case contesting the November 3 election results.

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President-elect Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump in Nevada by more than 33,000 votes, giving the former vice president the state’s six electoral votes. Nevada certified its election results last week.

Trump campaign attorney Jesse Binnall laid out their case before Russell on Thursday, alleging that approximately 4,000 people who weren’t Nevada citizens voted in the election. 

Russell wrote, however, that contestants’ expert testimony “was of little to no value,” and that he was “concerned about the failure of these experts to verify the data they were relying on.”

“Contestants did not prove under any standard of proof that illegal votes were cast and counted, or legal votes were not counted at all, due to voter fraud, nor in an amount equal to or greater than 33,596, or otherwise in an amount sufficient to raise reasonable doubt as to the outcome of the election,” the judge wrote.

The Nevada GOP said after the court’s order that Trump’s electors will appeal to the state’s Supreme Court.

The Trump campaign is also challenging certified election results in Georgia and Wisconsin, also states where the president narrowly lost.