LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Stavros Anthony, who ran against Ross Miller to become a Clark County commissioner (District C) is not giving up.
I am going to Nevada Supreme Court for residents of Clark County Commission District C, where the Register of Voters has called into question whether the election results reflect the true will of the voters. Spread 10, 30, 15 votes. 139 irreconcilable discrepancies and errors.— Stavros Anthony (@StavrosAnthony) December 30, 2020
According to a press release sent to 13 Action News, Anthony will seek the legal opinion of Nevada’s highest court in the County Commission District C race and the 139 unexplained discrepancies.
“This is a fight for each and every ballot to be counted and the will of the District C voter to be upheld,’ said Anthony. “My campaign has made every effort to advocate for the unprecedented situation we face with a 15-vote margin of victory, which is .000097 margin, while at the same time there are 139 unexplained discrepancies. This case will shape the manner in which elections are dealt with in Nevada forever.”
The press release says the 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 denied this motion, holding that the District C election was not “prevented” as prescribed in NRS 293.465.
Anthony is being represented by the legal team of Mark A. Hutchison, Jacob A. Reynolds, and Piers R. Tueller with HUTCHISON & STEFFEN, PLLC.
The Clark County Commission originally voted not to certify the election, saying the 139 discrepancies in this race were higher than the 10 vote margin of victory. Instead, commissioners considered a special election.
Later, the commission reversed course after a judge insinuated state law would only allow them to call a special election if the irregularities prevented them from having an election at all. That's not what happened in this race.
The recount paid for by Anthony resulted in more variances, going from a 10-point margin to a 15-point margin. Yet, the 139 unexplained discrepancies were not reconciled in the recount. The recount resulted in duplicate batches being found, and 139 adjudicated ballots, according to Anthony.
If elected, Anthony would be the first Republican elected to the board in 12-years. Politically speaking, this means 64,384 Republican voters in District C have not had an elected representative on the commission since 2008. In the election, Anthony overcame a 13,000+ voter registration disadvantage to come within the 15-votes.
Anthony is on the Las Vegas city council and mayor pro tem for the City of Las Vegas.