Thousands of Provisional Ballots Still to be Counted, Likely Not All Valid: Nevada County Registrar

Thousands of Provisional Ballots Still to be Counted, Likely Not All Valid: Nevada County Registrar
A Clark County election worker scans mail-in ballots at the Clark County Election Department in North Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 7, 2020. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As Nevada continues to count election ballots, the state’s most populous county said it would stop counting by end of day Nov. 12.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said at a Thursday morning press conference that there were 60,000 provisional ballots that remain to be counted. But Gloria said he had “a great deal of certainty” that not all ballots would be considered valid. He did not elaborate on the validation process for the provisional ballots.

In addition, there were still 1,585 ballots to be cured by 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Curing” is an opportunity for the voter to fix any errors on their ballot, such as a missing signature. Several states, including Nevada, have created a process by which mail-in voters can fix their ballots within a certain period of time.

If those ballots are not cured by that time, they will not be counted, Gloria said.

According to Nevada state law, all Nevada ballot counts must be reported to the state by Monday, Nov. 16. Clark County will be issuing one last unofficial count on Friday morning.

Gloria added that they will spend Friday and the weekend “reconciling all the records in place for all the votes cast in Clark County.”

At the time of writing, Clark County’s unofficial tally showed Biden leading Trump by about 10% or 91,470 votes.

NTD has received complaints from multiple voters, who claim to have properly registered and voted, but they were notified that their ballots were provisional. Some went to the voting office in Las Vegas for inquiry, but were not given an answer.

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, also alleged other irregularities, such as deceased people showing up on voter registries.

On Nov. 8 outside the Clark County election headquarters, Schlapp named two examples: Fred Stokes Jr. and Rosemarie Hartle, both of whom died in 2017. Information from the Clark County Registrar’s Office shows that the county received ballots for both Stokes and Hartle, but it is unclear whether the votes were counted or rejected.

Epoch Times reporter Linda Jiang and NTD reporter Annie Wang contributed to this report.