RENO, NV - JUNE 14: Republican gubernatorial candidate Joey Gilbert fills out his ballot for the Nevada primary at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters office on June 14, 2022 in Reno, Nevada. The Nevada primary is attracting national attention as Republican Senate candidates prepare to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) in November. (Photo by Trevor Bexon/Getty Images)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has awarded Nevada GOP governor nominee Joe Lombardo nearly $88,000 on Wednesday in legal sanctions. It stems from a lawsuit the judge threw out last month by Reno attorney Joey Gilbert, who came in second to Lombardo and challenged the primary results. Gilbert argued the June primary results were “mathematically impossible.” Carson City District Judge James Wilson ruled that Gilbert’s lawsuit is frivolous and ordered him to pay the sanctions. The judge says Gilbert didn’t present any admissible evidence to support his thesis that he received more votes than Lombardo. Gilbert’s campaign didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment Thursday.