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Nevada Supreme Court sets date for oral arguments in the Commission District C election appeal

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 17:27:28-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to a press release, Stavros Anthony sought the legal review of the Nevada Supreme Court in the disputed County Commission District C race and oral arguments are set for April 7, 2021 at 10 am.

“The Nevada Supreme Court’s decision to have the parties present oral arguments on Stavros Anthony’s appeal underscores the importance of this election law case and the state-wide public policy issues presented to the Court. We look forward to presenting compelling arguments that a new election is required under Nevada law in Clark County Commission, District C,” said Mark Hutchison, partner with Hutchison & Steffen and legal counsel for Stavros Anthony.

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Oral arguments before the Court are expected to last 30 minutes. Oral arguments are recorded and posted on the Nevada Supreme Court website.

“I am very thankful the Nevada Supreme Court decided to allow oral arguments. My legal team has made every effort to advocate for the unprecedented situation we face with a 15-vote margin of victory, while at the same time being faced with 139 unexplained discrepancies. This case will shape the manner in which elections are dealt with in Nevada forever,” said Stavros Anthony.

At issue is the interpretation of NRS 293.465 and other election statutes and requiring the Commission to order a new election as it had previously. The district court ruled that the District C election was not “prevented” as prescribed by the statute.

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On Nov. 16, 2020 the Clark County Commission voted 6-1 to hold a special election after a 59-minute discussion about the fact that after counting 153,162 votes in District C, the margin of victory was .0000653 or 10 votes for Miller. However, there was a discrepancy of 139 ballots, which could not be accounted for and Clark County Registrar, Joe Gloria, provided public testimony that he could not certify that the count was an accurate reflection of the will of the voters. A special election was ordered.

Yet, in the span of 15-days, and a lawsuit from Miller, and no explanation for the 139 discrepancies, Commissioners voted 7-0 to reverse their decision to hold a Special Election, and certified the election. Miller was seated as a County Commissioner in January, says the press release.

A recount, paid for by Anthony, resulted in a margin of 15-votes, but the 139 discrepancies were not reconciled.

If granted a new election and he wins, Stavros Anthony would be the first Republican elected to the Clark County Commission in 12-years.