Democrat U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is drawing closer to overtaking Republican Adam Laxalt in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race. Following a massive Friday night vote dumps from Clark County, Laxalt’s lead over Cortez Masto shrunk to just 798 votes. Reports say remaining votes will favor Masto and that she will eventually surpass Laxalt but the race remains too close to call.
In Nevada, mail-in ballots that are dated by election day can arrive and be counted by as late as Saturday. Clark County, Nevada’s most populous county, says the deadline to verify the mail-in ballots is Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the latest day final results could be announced is Nov. 17.
With less than 10% of the vote to still be counted the Masto camp is saying that she has enough votes in the Democratic stronghold of Las Vegas to overcome Laxalt’s slight lead. Meanwhile Laxalt has said that he has enough votes remaining in rural counties and the Reno area to hold onto his advantage.