Nevada judge rejects Republican's bid for revote

Nevada judge rejects Republican's bid for revote


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.

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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

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