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GOP elections chief mum as Democrats defend Nevada vote

In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske poses for a photo...
In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske poses for a photo in her office in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels, File)(Michelle Rindels | AP)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - While President Donald Trump has escalated his legal battle over the election in Nevada and sought to contest its results, the Republican official in charge of supervising the state’s vote has stayed quiet.

Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has kept a low profile since Trump launched a series of legal challenges in Nevada.

She’s not issued any statements since the president’s campaign contested the results of the state’s vote Tuesday.

Cegavske’s office spokeswoman, Jennifer Russell, said the secretary of state wouldn’t comment Wednesday because of the lawsuit. Other Nevada officials, all Democrats, defended the election process and results showing Joe Biden won Nevada by nearly 34,000 votes. 

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