Nevada Supreme Court unanimously approves Biden win

The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously confirmed President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE’s win in the battleground state, securing him its six electoral votes. 

According to The Associated Press, the decision from the seven justices will be sent to Nevada Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakSouth Carolina governor tests positive for COVID-19 after wife's diagnosis Nevada governor: 'Unconscionable' for Trump to suggest Reno's COVID-19 surge unit 'fake' House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 day after her mother's death MORE (D) for confirmation. 

The vote comes in accordance with Nevada state law, which mandates that the Supreme Court meets with the secretary of state on the fourth Tuesday in November to open and canvass the general election vote for various offices. After this, the governor issues proclamations officially declaring winners. 


Biden won Nevada by more than 33,000 votes over President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE, according to results approved by election officials in the state’s 17 counties. 

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (R) presented these results to the court Tuesday. 

The AP reported that more than 77.3 percent of the 1.8 million registered Nevada voters cast ballots this election cycle, including those cast by mail and on Election Day. 

Nevada’s certification comes as Pennsylvania certified its election in favor of Biden on Tuesday, and Michigan announced its Electoral College votes for the former vice president Monday. Georgia also certified its results showing Biden as the winner last week. 

Trump’s campaign launched lawsuits in each of those states, claiming cases of voter fraud and voting irregularities, although several of these have since been thrown out or dropped. 

There are still multiple pending election legal actions in Nevada, including a bid by two Republican congressional candidates and a state Senate challenger for re-votes, an open-records case by the state GOP and a U.S. District Court action alleging that thousands of ineligible people voted.


A federal judge in the final case declined a request for an immediate injunction that would have stopped the use of a signature verification scanner during the vote count.

All states must certify election results prior to the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 14, with a Dec. 8 deadline for the resolution of election disputes. 

Minnesota, New Mexico and the District of Columbia, all won by Biden, are also scheduled to certify on Tuesday, along with Indiana and North Carolina, which went to Trump.

While Trump has repeatedly refused to concede, he announced on Monday that he had ordered General Services Administration head Emily Murphy to begin allowing the Biden transition team to have access to federal resources and services granted to facilitate the transition process. 

The move followed weeks of Murphy refusing to do so until the election was certified.