I've been watching the results come in at the Wall Street Journal, and I've noticed Nevada is unbelievably slow at counting. By my estimate, only 11% was counted in the last 24 hours.
What's up with this?
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The reason Nevada is slow at counting is that Nevada mostly received mailed ballots, which take a lot of time to count as people feared the pandemic
It's hard to determine how many ballots are outstanding in Nevada because the state is one of a handful that mailed ballots to all active registered voters. Election officials will count mail-in ballots received through November 10, as long as they were postmarked by Election Day.
Nevada is taking so long to count its votes because of the surge in the number of people opting for mail-in voting. People were less inclined to physically go to polling stations to cast their votes this year for fears they could catch the coronavirus.