LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge declined Friday to order a new election in Clark County and Las Vegas for a Republican congressional candidate who lost by nearly 5% to an incumbent Democrat.
Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman pointed to a 33,000-vote margin that Jim Marchant would have to make up to overtake U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford in the state’s most populous and Democratic-leaning county, and said she lacked jurisdiction to order do-overs in six other counties in what she called the “geographically enormous” congressional district.
“How is it fair to just revote in Clark County?” she asked.
Marchant and his attorney, Craig Mueller, didn’t immediately respond to messages about whether they will appeal.
The same judge is due on Monday to hear a similar request by Mueller for a revote on behalf of Dan Rodimer, a Republican candidate who lost his bid for Congress by nearly 3% to Democratic U.S. Rep. Susie Lee in a district