New results out of Nevada have Joe Biden closing the gap on capturing the Presidency – and it’s driving Donald Trump crazy.
As the nail-biter race narrows further, the latest numbers out of the home of Las Vegas have the former Vice President ahead of Trump by approximately 11,000 votes, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel are all reporting.
Those numbers saw the White House cloistered incumbent let loose a series of tweets this morning with claims of “Stop The Fraud!” As they have repeatedly over the past few days, the Jack Dorsey-run social media platform tagged POTUS for being potentially “misleading about an election or other civic process”:
STOP THE COUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
This newest round of Nevada votes is from Clark County, the jurisdiction that includes the heavily unionized Sin City. Nevada was a key state for Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris. Both members of the Democrats’ ticket visited the state and Vegas repeatedly over the campaign.
As ballot counting continues in Georgia (16 electoral votes) and the vital battleground state of Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), the AP currently has popular vote-winning Biden with 264 electoral votes. Scattering lawsuits all over the nation to stop further vote counting, the former Celebrity Apprentice host has 214 electoral votes.
There has been some ballot counting stoppage in the Keystone State, but as the overwhelming pro-Biden mail-in votes are being tallied, Trump’s lead has slimmed to around 115,000 votes. That is without the full count in Philadelphia, which is 12% of the state’s population and expected to be strongly in the former Veep’s favor. So far about 83% of the metropolis’ vote has been counted as the consequence of the coronavirus pandemic continues and more and more mail-in ballots are being scanned.
Regardless of the outcome in Pennsylvania, If Biden snags Nevada’s 6 electoral votes, he will hit the magic number of 270 and be the 46th POTUS. Trump has to win Pennsylvania to win, which is why his team has instigated a number of legal challenges. For instance, there are 29,000 ballots in Allegheny County that will not even be counted until tomorrow due to lawsuits from the GOP over various discrepancies.
In the Peach State, Trump has a 14,000-vote lead, but Biden has been chomping into that as more votes come in from the suburbs of Atlanta. While AP and Fox News called Arizona for Biden on Election Night, there is still votes being counted there and the former VP’s lead has been trimmed to around 60,000.
Which is a long way of saying that if you have any nails left to bite over the Presidential election results, Nevada is betting you have more, if you know what we mean?
As well as wall-to-wall coverage on the cable newsers, the broadcast networks are planning for more primetime specials. NBC has just announced a 9-11 PM ET Decision 2020 special with Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie anchoring. Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Kasie Hunt will be joining Holt and Guthrie. Like they did on November 4, ABC and CBS will surely be following with similar specials soon too.