Presidential Election Too Close To Call In Nevada


(AP Photo/John Locher)

"I Voted" stickers are are on display at a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Updated 8:46 a.m. 

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced early Wednesday that more results from Tuesday's General Election will not be released until 9 a.m. Thursday.

Mail-in ballots received on Election Day had not yet been counted, along with any mail ballots postmarked no later than Nov. 3 that arrive over the next week and any provisional ballots.

With 75 percent of precincts counted, Joe Biden is leading against President Donald Trump in Nevada - with 588,252 votes or 49.2 percent to 580,605 or 48.6 percent.

In the other hot races, Democratic incumbent Susie Lee is leading Republican challenger Dan Rodimer - 48 percent with 168,288 votes to 47 percent with 163,055 in the race for Congressional District 3. In that race, 85 precincts have reported. 

And in the race for Congressional District 4 - 65 percent of precincts have been counted. Democratic incumbent Steven Horsford is leading 138,493 or 50 percent to Republican challenger Jim Marchant's 131,796 or 47 percent.

Also, Democrat Dina Titus won reelection to U.S. House in Nevada's 1st Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.

Additionally, Republican Mark Amodei won reelection to U.S. House in Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.

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FROM NPR: Nevada Live Election Results

Clark County Election Department

Secretary of State Election Department 

Voting was extended by an hour in Clark County when polls that had experienced technical difficulties this morning were allowed to stay open. 

Additionally, those who were in line at 8 p.m. were allowed to vote.

Also on Tuesday, The Nevada Supreme Court has denied an appeal by President Trump’s campaign to stop the way Clark County verifies and counts mail-in ballots.

The campaign unsuccessfully argued that the process prevented “meaningful” observation of how the ballots’ signatures are checked and then tabulated.

The president’s campaign and the Nevada Republican Party have sued the state and Clark County multiple times due to its objections against Nevada’s mail-in ballot system, but have yet to obtain a stay or injunction in court.

Before the polls opened, more than 1.1 million votes had been cast in the election in Nevada. 

The state has not backed a Republican presidential candidate since 2004.

Four years ago, President Donald Trump fell just shy of winning Nevada and its six electoral college votes.

Voters at Doolittle Senior Center/Heidi Kyser

Voters waited in line at the Doolittle Senior Center in the Historic Westside Tuesday morning, but by noon, the lines had dwindled to just a few dozen. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report) 

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