Nevada won’t complete the processing of all of its ballots until next Thursday, Nov. 12, according to a Clark County official.
Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria told a news conference: “We are anticipating to have the bulk of our mail-in ballots counted by Saturday or Sunday.” Clark County, which includes the city of Las Vegas, has the bulk of Nevada’s ballots.
Nov. 12 is the final date that votes can be counted in the state.
“We won’t complete until November 12,” he added.
Gloria added that another ballot-count update will be provided on Friday, Nov. 6.
“Our goal here in Clark County is not to count fast,” he also said. “We want to make sure we’re being accurate.”
Gloria remarked that about 63,000 ballots remain uncounted in Clark County.
Election data shows that Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by around 11,000 votes.
Earlier on Thursday, Trump’s campaign said they will file a lawsuit to stop voting in Clark County, alleging that thousands of ballots were cast by non-residents and dead people.
Trump campaign Nevada chairman Adam Laxalt said there were “examples of ballots mailed across this valley … in trash cans… people getting as many as 18 ballots” in the mail, saying that it is evidence of voter irregularity.
“We still have not been able to observe these signatures or meaningfully examine mail-in ballots out of hundreds of thousands of ballots cast,” Laxalt, the former Nevada attorney general, said in the news conference. He added there were “dead voters that have been counted.”
Ric Grenell, Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence, told the conference: “If you haven’t been in the state for 30 days it is illegal to vote … we are filing this lawsuit to protect legal voters.”