Key Nevada races set to go down to the wire as vote count continues


Election 2022 Nevada
An election worker prepares mail-in ballots at the Clark County Election Department on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) John Locher/AP

Key Nevada races set to go down to the wire as vote count continues

Video Embed

The top two races in Nevada for the U.S. Senate and the state’s governorship are expected to go down to the wire as officials continue to count votes in the hotly contested races.

The gubernatorial race between Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV) and Joe Lombardo (R-NV) and the Senate race between Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Adam Laxalt (R-NV) are too close to call with roughly 80% of the vote tabulated based on estimates from the Associated Press.


Clark County, Nevada, officials said they will be accepting mail ballots until Saturday as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 8. Officials also confirmed Wednesday that voters in the county who had problems with their ballots will have until Nov. 14 to cure their ballots.

No candidates in the Senate or gubernatorial races have claimed victory, and officials from both major parties have expressed their frustration with slow vote-tabulating.

Nevada state Democratic Party Chairwoman Judith Whitmer urged patience but expressed disappointment in the speed of the ballot-counting.

“It’s unfortunate but understandable that we won’t be able to get complete election results tonight,” Whitmer said in a statement Tuesday. “This is the first major election year that Nevada has mailed paper ballots to every voter, and lots of people chose to vote using those ballots; it’s simply going to take a lot of human power to get those votes tallied, and the elections office is understaffed.”

Republicans in the state called the speed of tabulations in Clark County “unacceptable” and called it an indictment on Democratic leadership in the state, in a tweet Tuesday evening.


The majority in the Senate may rest on the results in Nevada as several states are still too close to call.

© 2022 Washington Examiner

Related Content