Crowd attempts to get into Clark County vote-count facility
Crowd attempt to get into Clark County vote-count facility
Update 6:40 p.m.
A Friday afternoon update on Nevada’s ballot count showed Democrat Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump ticked up slightly.
The update shows the challenger leading the incumbent by 22,657 votes, inching Biden closer to winning the perennial presidential battleground and securing a spot in the White House
In a Friday night Twitter post, the Nevada Secretary of State’s elections division released the number of outstanding ballots left to be counted.
Total ballots to be counted are 124,500, according to the post. Of those, 58,000 are mail ballots and 66,500 are same-day voter registration ballots. Ninety percent of those ballots are located in Clark County.
The bulk of Friday’s counted ballots also came from Democrat-heavy Southern Nevada, where Biden built an 89,000-voter lead over Trump in early turnout.
In Clark County, Biden leads Trump by 77,742 votes. In Washoe County, Biden leads by 10,240.
Election results are expected to be updated again by 9 a.m. Saturday.
Original story: Democrat Joe Biden on Friday added another 8,000 votes to his lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, inching closer to winning the perennial presidential battleground and securing a spot in the White House.
State election officials on Friday started releasing some 51,000 late-arriving mail-in ballots cast in the contest. Biden won nearly two-thirds of the first batch of around 30,000 votes, extending his lead over Trump to 20,000 ballots — or roughly 2 percent of votes tallied so far.
The bulk of Friday’s ballots — like most of those still uncounted in the Silver State — came from left-leaning Southern Nevada, where Biden built an 89,000-voter lead over Trump in early turnout.
Nevada race too close to call
It is unclear when vote count totals will be high enough to award the state’s six electoral votes.
The race remained too close to call as of 9 a.m. However, officials in Nevada’s largest county plan to release another, potentially crucial batch of election results before 4 p.m.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria, who oversees elections for 70 percent of state voters, on Friday said he couldn’t say exactly how large that batch might be. He reported the county still has 63,000 mail-in ballots to count and 60,000 provisional ballots to count after that.
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