Nevada Democrat Gov. Sisolak concedes defeat in reelection bid

Sisolak in his concession announcement also defended his decision to close businesses during the pandemic.

Updated: November 11, 2022 - 10:08pm

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Nevada Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday conceded that he had lost his bid for reelection. 

The concession follows the Associated Press calling the race for GOP challenger Joe Lombardo.

"It appears we will fall a percentage point or so short of winning," Sisolak said in a statement. 

In his concession announcement, Sisolak defended his decision to close businesses during the pandemic, saying they "helped save an estimated 30,000 Nevada lives even if those decisions sometimes had tough political ramifications," according to local ABC-TV affiliate KOLO-8.