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No evidence of voter fraud in Nevada, election official says

CARSON CITY — Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday that her office is unaware of any evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

“There is no evidence of voters illegally casting ballots at the most recent election in Nevada,” Cegavske, a Republican, said in a statement.

“The secretary of state’s office is aware of attempted fraud related to voter registration in Nevada; however, with the help of local election officials, we were able to investigate and make one arrest.”

She said other investigations are ongoing, and she encouraged anyone with evidence of voter fraud to file a complaint with her office.

Trump claimed millions of people voted illegally in the November election, and on Wednesday he called for an investigation into voter fraud.

The National Association of Secretaries of State also said in a statement that it was not aware of any evidence supporting Trump’s voter fraud claims, but the group added it is “open to learning more about the administration’s concerns.”

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is in Washington, D.C. attending the National Governor’s Association meeting, echoed those sentiments.

During questioning from reporters, the Republican governor was asked about Trump’s claims that massive voter fraud denied him the popular vote.

“It’s over,” Sandoval said. “We need to move on.”

Contact Sandra Chereb at schereb@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-3821. Follow @SandraChereb on Twitter.

Gary Martin contributed to this report.

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