The statewide certification of Nevada’s election results began Tuesday morning following numerous failed post-election court challenges that sought to delay or thwart it.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada will go into a “statewide pause” for three weeks as the coronavirus continues its wildfire-like spread across Nevada.
“We are back where we were and we do not have control over COVID,” state biostatistician Kyra Morgan said Thursday at the weekly meeting of the state’s COVID mitigation task force.
A state spending panel Tuesday approved a settlement with a woman who spent more than three decades in jail before DNA evidence cleared her of a 1976 Reno murder.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday night told Nevadans that the fall spike in coronavirus is “our reality” and that behavior must change, adding that the next two weeks are crucial.
Leaders in tight state and local races in Clark County extended slim leads in results reported Monday morning.
One Nevada state Senate race flipped in the latest election returns reported Sunday along with a race for Clark County Commission, with new leaders increasing the margins from earlier in the day.
A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday denied another Republican-backed challenge of Nevada election procedures, rejecting a legal effort that would have brought processing and counting votes to a virtual crawl.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in the now-pivotal swing state of Nevada.
Former Vice President Joe Biden stands six electoral votes from winning the presidency, after news outlets declared him the winner in Michigan and Wisconsin.
President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Nevada GOP filed a lawsuit seeking to keep Nevada polls open until 8 p.m. to compensate for problems that delayed voting at some precincts in Clark County Tuesday morning.
The staff member was last in the office Thursday and was not symptomatic at that time.
The governor’s office has announced Nevada will join other Western states to independently review the safety and effectiveness of any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.