Joe Biden currently has a lead over President Donald Trump in several swing states that are still counting ballots. It's unclear right now who will win — but Nevada, with its six Electoral College votes, could be critical to either candidate's victory.
And people are eager to know the results.
Still, Nevada is counting and reporting its results at its own pace — which it has the right to do, OK? — specifically when it comes to the state's mail-in ballots.
Nevada election officials are working hard to count all the ballots, Deanna Spikula, the Washoe County registrar, told reporters Wednesday evening. Clark County said it would release results Thursday. And Washoe County, which leans Democratic, is counting ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, she said, but it “still [has] a lot of work to do” to process and tally every vote.
“I know everyone’s eager to get the final results tomorrow, but I would really just caution people to wait,” Spikula said. “We’re doing our best. We’re working hard.”
We believe in you, Deanna, even if people are growing impatient!
People online are threatening to drive to the state to count the votes themselves.
They're wondering what is going on???
The state might be loving its moment in the spotlight a little too much.
We understand due process and bureaucracies and being precise, etc., etc., etc.
But consider this a kind, loving, light nudge for you to hurry the hell up.