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Judge denies emergency injunction to overturn Nevada election

Posted at 1:54 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 00:20:18-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman has denied an emergency injunction request by Sharron Angle and the Election Integrity Project that asked to overturn the 2020 election.


Among the arguments made by Joel Hansen, which he described as a "revolutionary thing to ask the court," was that the Election Integrity Project discovered 1,400 voters that cast ballots here in Nevada but were registered in California and also reports of over 8,000 voters who remained active on voter rolls despite not living in addresses registered.

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Judge Sturman said that throwing out the votes cast in Nevada "based on what-ifs" was an extreme request.

"It's a shocking ask," Sturman said.

The Judge "respectfully" denied the preliminary injunction sought by Hansen. She calls the dilution argument insufficient and says the number of votes in question wouldn't change nearly all margins in races.

Following the hearing, Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued a statement applauding the decision.

“An attempt to throw out the entire election and the legal votes of hundreds of thousands of Nevadans without legal justification undermines our election process and our democracy,” said Ford. “Assembly Bill 4 was enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic and proved to be successful in allowing thousands of citizens to vote and limit their potential exposure to the virus. All evidence shows that Nevada’s election was fair, safe, and secure, and time and again, the Court has agreed. Nevadans voted and chose their president-elect. It’s time to move on.”