Nevada GOP censures elections official who defended results

Barbara Cegavske
Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 00:51:52-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s Republican Party voted to censure its secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election.

She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to put her "thumb on the scale of democracy.”

Cegavske, the only Republican statewide office holder in Nevada, said members of her party are disappointed with the election results and believe fraud occurred “despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief.”

Cegavske has repeatedly defended the results that show now-President Joe Biden won the state as reliable and accurate despite attacks from former President Donald Trump and other Republicans.