Nevada has a population of 3.1 million. That’s smaller than a bunch of cities. Yet not only are election officials claiming that the results won’t be in anytime soon, but try Nov. 18.
Jennifer Russell, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office, said by Tuesday evening the office will have early voting and in-person voting results, but more results will come in the days following.
“We will also have some mail ballot results,” she said in an email. “Since the counties have until Nov. 12 to receive mail ballots and until Nov. 14 to conduct signature cures, we do not expect unofficial results until a few days following the election.”
In the cure process, Gloria said people will be notified if their signatures don’t match and have until the end of the day Nov. 14 to fix their ballots
“When that’s finally done, we send our report to the secretary of state on who we have marked as voted, and they have to compare that to the other 16 counties to make sure nobody has done anything illegal by voting in two-separate counties,” he said.
Afterward, the county moves on to counting provisional votes.
The final election canvas is Nov. 18.
The results only become official on the 22nd.
What’s the justification for this again? The state is absurdly small as far as population goes. The Secretary of State’s office has a $25 million budget. Yet it can’t seem to do the most basic of things, deliver election results not only by Election Day, but within a week of the election.