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Voters who register same-day or update their registration shortly before the election, cast provisional ballots on Election Day. Those are the last votes to be counted. (slexpp880/Adobe Stock)
Voters who register same-day or update their registration shortly before the election, cast provisional ballots on Election Day. Those are the last votes to be counted. (slexpp880/Adobe Stock)
 By Lily Bohlke, Public News Service - NV - Producer, Contact
November 13, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Official results from the Nevada presidential race are on the way, amid unfounded allegations of voter fraud in lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign.

The deadline has passed for absentee ballots to arrive if postmarked by Election Day, and so has the deadline to 'cure' ballots, or fix any mistakes.

After counties assess and tally the last provisional ballots, the Secretary of State will complete the vote canvass on Monday, certifying the results before Nevada's six electoral votes are cast for President-Elect Joe Biden on December 14.

State Attorney General Aaron Ford said all evidence points to this year's election being free, fair and secure.

"There's been no evidence of widespread fraud or any wrongdoing," said Ford. "And no PR stunt or piled-on litigation from the Trump administration is going to change that fact."

In addition to the fraud claims, Trump campaign lawsuits have alleged that GOP observers were being kept out of the counting rooms.

However, Ford noted observers from both parties have been welcome, until the maximum capacity was reached and there are too many people to properly social distance.

Sondra Cosgrove, president of the League of Women Voters of Nevada, said she thinks this post-election period has shown the need for more separation between political parties and elections systems.

She said the nonpartisan election clerks, registrars, poll watchers and workers have been doing "an awesome job," despite the high-pressure conditions created by partisan observers.

"We need to figure out a way to get them to back out a little bit," said Cosgrove. "So that they can have their partisan fights, but it needs to not impact people's right to vote or to have their vote counted."

Cosgrove said she hopes that civic-minded citizens will come together to discuss the parts of this year's election process that went well and those that didn't. She also said she thinks some of the accommodations made because of COVID-19 may continue to be useful, even beyond the pandemic.

Support for this reporting was provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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