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Trump-backed Republican sheriff Joe Lombardo wins Nevada gubernatorial election in 2022 US midterm elections

Republican Joe Lombardo is a professional police officer and sheriff in Vegas, donald trumpwas elected governor of Nevada.

Lombardo defeated Steve Sisolak and regained the Republican governorship, giving Sisolak his first term as a Democrat in a 20-year campaign. Republican.

“I think we’re one percentage point or less out of victory,” Sisolak said in a statement admitting to competing with Lombardo, shortly after the results of the polls were reported in Clark County. “That’s why I contacted the sheriff and wished him well.”

number of votes for Nevada This is in part due to provisions of the Widespread Vote by Mail Act passed by the Legislature in 2020. The county must accept ballots postmarked by Election Day if they arrive up to four days later.

Lombardo, 60, began working as a police officer in Las Vegas in 1988 and served two terms as Clark County Sheriff. The Clark County Sheriff was the nonpartisan election director for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the state’s largest police agency.

He weathered a campaign attack on rising crime by acknowledging a rise in crime over the past two years and blaming restrictions on funding and mandates from a Democratic-controlled Congress.

Lombardo has sometimes distanced himself from Trump during his campaign and has never backed the unsubstantiated claim that the 2020 presidential election was marred by fraud. During the election debate, he said even cheating wasn’t enough to change the outcome of the election.

Lombardo, who ran for the general election from a crowded Republican primary, mocked the state’s public health insurance option, which Congress passed and Sisolak signed into, and said he was viewing abortions through a “pro-life lens.”

However, he acknowledged that a state law approved by Nevada voters in 1990 allows abortions up to 24 weeks’ gestation. “There is nothing the governor can do” to change that law, he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/11/joe-lombardo-wins-nevada-governor-race Trump-backed Republican sheriff Joe Lombardo wins Nevada gubernatorial election in 2022 US midterm elections

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