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The battle for the U.S. Senate in the Silver State is still ongoing, thanks to the thousands of reportedly uncounted votes in Clark County. According to GOP U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt, the Republican Party expects good results from the incoming ballot drop, but the process is painstaking.
“Of the 84,000 votes left to count in Clark County, Cortez Masto could win 63 percent of them and she would still lose,” Laxalt posted on Twitter Wednesday evening, referring to his Democrat incumbent opponent. “That doesn’t even take into account the gains we will make from rural counties.”
On Thursday morning, Laxalt posted another update: “Last night went exactly as we anticipated. We added 3K from the rurals and more are coming. She added some Clark County mail. We expect the remaining mail universe to fall well below the percentage she needs to catch us. No status change.”
According to a report from The Gateway Pundit, Nevada election officials in Clark County said that vote counting would extend into next week.
Per Just the News, Clark County is also the most populous county in Nevada, and according to the county Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, this year’s voter turnout for the midterms surpassed the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump even weighed in on the catastrophic vote-counting process in Nevada on Thursday, calling Clark County “corrupt.” He wrote on Truth Social, “Clark County, Nevada, has a corrupt voting system (be careful Adam!), as do many places in our soon to be Third World Country.”
The Nevada Senate race is one of three key races that may decide the fate of the U.S. Senate majority. The other seats in play include Arizona GOP U.S. Senate nominee Blake Masters, alongside Georgia GOP U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker.
There is also a Senate seat in Alaska that is still uncalled between Republican incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Trump-endorsed GOP candidate Kelly Tshibaka.