Las Vegas City Council Throws Out Election

Las Vegas City Council

A single vote was cast and Wade Wagner beat out Councilman Richard Cherchio. That is for the few minutes before an audit detected that the election was the result of an illegal vote having been cast. Ultimately, it was up to the Las Vegas City Council to determine that the election had to be thrown out because of a mistake made by a polling station worker. The problem is that a voter was allowed to vote at the incorrect polling station, thus nullifying the results of the race.

One vote can really make the difference, even in the case where the difference is a negative outcome. The Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck abstained from voting to toss out the election results because of the error. A new election will be held in three weeks.

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