UPDATE: Nevada high court denies request to stop mail ballot count

Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 21:15:56-05

UPDATE: The Court has denied appellants' Motion for Stay to prevent Clark County from processing mail-in ballots. Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued the following statement:

"Recognizing the importance that this is suit is resolved quickly, the Nevada Supreme Court has granted Appellants' Motion to Expedite the Appeal. Our response brief is due by Monday, November 9th at 4 p.m. Importantly, the Nevada Supreme Court determined that the appellants 'have not demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success to merit a stay or injunction'. Accordingly, the count will continue in Clark County. Nevadans can remain confident that our election is fair, safe, and secure, and they can rest assured that all legal votes will be counted.”

State Republicans and President Donald Trump's campaign are asking the Supreme Court in battleground Nevada to fast-track an appeal aimed at stopping the count of mail-in ballots in and around Las Vegas — a Democratic stronghold in an otherwise red GOP state.

Justices didn't immediately set an Election Day hearing on an issue that could affect reporting the vote in Clark County and Nevada, with six electoral presidential votes at stake.

The appeal seeks to overturn a lower-court judge's finding, released Monday, that neither the state nor Clark County had done anything to give one vote preference over another.