Nevada officials walk back plan to release more election results on Wednesday

Election Results

LAS VEGAS (NewsNation Now) — The Nevada Secretary of State’s office will no longer report additional results on Wednesday, as previously reported by NewsNation affiliate KLAS.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of interest in how the vote is going in Nevada and we recognize that,” Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, Wayne Thorley, told KLAS. “We will have a fairly large update hopefully later today which again gets us even closer to final unofficial election results.”

Later on Wednesday, Thorley said he made a mistake when he said more results would be released.

“He blames lack of sleep, & says he should not have made the commitment to provide an update,” NewsNation reporter Vanessa Murphy tweeted.

Nevada officials said no new election results would be released until 9 a.m. on Nov. 5.

Thorley had said the original plan was to release updated results Thursday morning because every time the state receives results from Clark County, it takes staff away from counting ballots. He said he recognizes there is high interest.

Early Tuesday morning, the Elections Division of the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office tweeted: “That’s it for election results updates until 9:00 am on Nov. 5.”

In Northern Nevada, Washoe County spokesperson Bethany Drysdale said they plan to release another results update at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and every day after, until all are out. 

Washoe County is also planning a media briefing at 3 p.m. PT with their Registrar of Voters Deanna Spikula.

So far, the state has counted all early in-person votes, all Election Day in-person votes and all ballots through Nov. 2.

Still to count:

  • Mail ballots received on Election Day
  • Mail ballots that will be received over the next week
  • Provisional ballots

It’s unclear how many votes are still outstanding.

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