Nevada voters have chosen Republican Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo to replace Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak rather than experience a second term under his leadership, the Nevada Independent projected on Friday night.
The Nevada Independent projected Lombardo’s victory several days after the midterm election, following vote counting delays in several counties. The New York Times shows Trump-endorsed Lombardo a little more than two points ahead of Sisolak, 49.2 percent to 47.0 percent with 93 percent of the vote counted. Lombardo is unseating the first Democrat to win the office since 1994.
PROJECTED: Republican Joe Lombardo is projected to win the Nevada governor’s race. pic.twitter.com/pnTV6xenO4
— Nevada Independent (@TheNVIndy) November 12, 2022
Lombardo and Sisolak ran a close race throughout the entirety of their campaigns, with Lombardo pulling ahead by several…