Nevada will stop updating election results until Thursday morning, sharing its message via Twitter on Wednesday.
Nevada’s state legislature changed the Silver State’s election laws in August to automatically mail absentee ballots to all registered voters and allow for ballot harvesting. President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Nevada GOP subsequently filed a lawsuit to challenge the election law changes.
On Tuesday, a Nevada judge denied the Trump campaign’s lawsuit which sought to temporarily halt counting of mail-in voting in Clark County, which includes Las Vegas.
As of this article’s publication, the Associated Press shows Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden with a lead of approximately 7,500 votes over President Donald Trump out of a total about 1.6 million total ballots cast for both candidates. Biden has received 588,252 votes against Trump’s 580,605 votes, with 67 percent of Nevada’s precincts reporting their results.
Hillary Clinton won Nevada’s six electoral votes in 2016 by over 27,000 votes. The former secretary of state received 539,260 votes against 512,058 votes cast for Trump.