What’s going on in Nevada right now? While everyone else in the country seems to be managing the task of counting the remaining ballots and providing regular updates to the public, Nevada election officials put out their latest count earlier this morning and then stated there would be no more updates until tomorrow. Because this is 2020, as with most things these days, we had to learn about this decision via a tweet. Even leaving aside the terrible optics of this, they’re creating more unrest than they are resolving.
Here’s what is left to count:
-Mail ballots received on Election Day
-Mail ballots that will be received over the next week
Ballots outstanding is difficult to estimate in Nevada because every voter was sent a mail ballot. Obviously, not all will vote.
— Nevada Elections (@NVElect) November 4, 2020
As of the last count, Biden was leading in Nevada by a bit less than 8,000 votes. They claim to have tallied 100% of the in-person voting, both early and from yesterday. They’re also saying that they’ve counted all of the mail-in ballots received through Monday. So that means that they’re now in the process of counting all of the ballots that arrived yesterday and the ones “that will be received over the next week.”