Pro-Life Republican Joe Lombardo has won the Nevada gubernatorial race after pro-abortion Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak conceded late Friday.
Lombardo has 49.2% of the vote compared to Sisolak with 46.9% after 94% o the Nevada votes had been counted.
Lombardo, a former police officer, said, “I’ve dedicated my life to protecting and serving our community, and now, I’m honored to have the opportunity to protect and serve the entire state as your next governor.”
“Our victory is a victory for all Nevadans who want our state to get back on track,” he added.
The abortion activist conceded he had no chance with the outstanding votes to win.
“While the votes are still coming in — and we need every ballot tallied and every voice heard — it appears we will fall a percentage point or two short of winning,” Sisolak wrote in a concession statement posted on Twitter. “Obviously that is not not the outcome I want, bit I believe in our election system, in democracy and honoring the will of Nevada voters.”
Sisolak came under fire for issuing an executive order calling killing babies in abortions a human right.
The pro-abortion Democrat governor issued the order after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling. Its decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health says abortion is not a constitutional right, and states have the authority to make laws about the controversial issue.
Sisolak’s order, however, emphasized that killing unborn babies in abortions will remain legal in Nevada. The state allows abortions for any reason up to 24 weeks and later in limited circumstances.
“Reproductive health care is a basic human right. We are committed to ensuring safe access to abortions for women seeking refuge from the restrictive laws in their state,” Sisolak said in a statement.
His directive bans state agencies from using “time, money or other resources” to help pro-life states prosecute abortionists who break their laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again.
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.
For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to viability and allowed states to legalize abortions without limits up to birth. The ruling made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks. As a result, more than 63 million unborn babies have been aborted.
Now, states are allowed to make their own laws regarding abortion again, and researchers estimate as many as 26 will protect unborn babies by banning or strictly limiting abortion now that Roe is overturned. These laws are expected to save hundreds of thousands of unborn babies from abortion every year.