The Nevada Supreme Court unanimously ruled to reject an appeal late Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the election results in the state, dealing another blow to the one-term president’s efforts to undermine the integrity of the vote in one of the battleground states that he lost in last month’s election.
Trump and his allies have now lost dozens of court cases, failing many times over to demonstrate any evidence of voter fraud that they have claimed tainted the Nov. 3 election that delivered a win to President-elect Joe Biden.
The decision affirms one made last week by a district court in Nevada that ruled the Trump campaign had not backed up its claim that voting machines had malfunctioned and that results for the presidential race in the state which Biden won by a margin of more than 33,500 votes, had been manipulated.
“We also are not convinced that the district court erred in applying a burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence, as supported by the cases cited in the district court’s order,” the Nevada Supreme Court wrote in its judgement.
The news comes as Tuesday marked what’s known as the safe harbor deadline for states to resolve disputes arising from the election, per Reuters. Congress will consider a state’s election result to be “conclusive” if it is finalized by that date under U.S. law.
The ruling in Nevada followed yet another fruitless effort to hijack the election results and hand Trump an illegitimate win when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute attempt to overturn election results in Pennsylvania.
Nevada’s Republican Party on Tuesday said it was “extremely disappointed” by the court’s decision to bat down Trump’s false fraud claims.
“We were not afforded an opportunity to write our brief or argue the case in front of the Court,” Nevada’s GOP wrote in a statement. “Full denial of legitimate due process and appellate rights is truly unprecedented, shocking and extraordinary.”
The statement follows an earlier one by the GOP in Arizona who posted several inflammatory tweets earlier in the day that suggested a willingness by some Trump supporters to fight to the death in efforts to overturn the election in another battleground state lost by Trump last month.