EXPLAINER: Why ballot-counting in Nevada is dragging on
November 6, 2020
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pace of vote-counting in Nevada is being criticized for taking too long and it's even become fodder for online jokes. But government officials say they are emphasizing accuracy over speed in a year when processing an unprecedented flood of mail-in ballots under extended deadlines is taking more time.
"We told everyone early on that results would take at least 10 days," Secretary of State spokeswoman Jennifer A. Russell said in an email.
The Legislature passed a bill in August to send all active voters mail-in ballots in hopes of curbing, or at leas...