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Nevada Senate Elections – Live: Laxalt leads Cortez Masto as Clark County slams Trump’s claim of ‘corrupt’ results

Nevada Senate Elections – Live: Laxalt leads Cortez Masto as Clark County slams Trump’s claim of ‘corrupt’ results

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One of America’s most competitive middle races, between Adam Laxalt and Catherine Cortez Masto, comes to a climax in Nevada.

from Thursday, republican Mr. Laxalt maintained a slight lead over Democratic incumbent Cortez Masto in the race for the Senate with slightly more than 83 percent of the counted votes, he says The New York Times.

The race could still be subject to significant swings as two heavily-voted counties — Clark and Washoe — continue to tabulate mail-in ballots late Wednesday night by wide margins for Democrats, according to Nevada Independent.

Those ballots will continue to arrive over the next few days, as state law requires they be marked no later than Election Day.

In the race for governor of Nevada, the incumbent is a Democrat Steve Sisolak he was a few points behind Republican challenger Joe Lombardo, the Clark County sheriff and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police chief, as of Thursday morning with 79 percent of the vote counted.

Four House seats are also up for grabs in Nevada, with Republican Mark Amodei scoring his first win since being re-elected to Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District.

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Murdoch turns on Trump in scathing New York Post cover

New York Posta Rupert Murdochowned newspapers that have long provided support Donald Trumpshared a scathing cover of the former president that showed that loyalty may be eroding.

On Thursday on the right side News Corpowned newspaper ran a stunning front page that featured a caricature of the one-term president perched precariously on a wall with a headline that read, “TRUMPTY DUMPTY,” an allusion to the nursery rhyme character, Humpty Dumpty, who, as the song says, “ had a great fall”.

“Don (who couldn’t build a great wall) had a great fall – can all the GOP people put the party back together?” the front-page headline continued, giving more than a crude hint that the paper was not endorsing Trump for another term, as it did in 2020.

More details from Johanna Chisholm.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 11:15 p.m

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Why Both Parties Need a Nevada Win

A close race in Nevada could decide who controls the United States Senate, months before a similar runoff in Georgia.

Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto may still be able to retain her seat in the Senate race against Republican Adam Laxalt after falling behind for much of the ballot counting process.

As of Thursday morning, the senator trailed her GOP rival by 15,812 votes, and Mr. Laxalt had 436,854 votes so far, compared to 421,042 votes for the incumbent.

Andrew Feinberg with the whole story.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 10:15 p.m

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How Democrats are doing in another party’s race to win: Arizona

Arizona Democrats maintain a small but diminishing advantage over them republican rivals in the US Senate and governor’s races, contests that could determine control of the Senate and the rules for the 2024 election in a key battleground state.

The races remained too early to call two days after the election, with about 600,000 ballots to be counted, about a quarter of the total number of ballots.

Lengthy vote counting has been a staple of Arizona elections for years, where the vast majority of ballots are cast by mail and many people wait until the last minute to return them. But as Arizona has turned from a GOP stronghold into a competitive battleground, the delays have increasingly become a source of national concern for partisans on both sides of the aisle.

Jonathan J Cooper it has a story.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 9:15 p.m

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Clark County criticizes Donald Trump’s “outrageous” election lies

Clark County, Nevada, home to Las Vegas, has condemned recent comments by Donald Trump claiming the voting process there is corrupt.

“We have heard his outrageous claims, but he is clearly still misinformed about the law and our election processes that ensure the integrity of elections in Clark County,” the county said in a statement on Twitter Thursday.

The following describes how the state’s long vote count is the result of a state law that ensures mail-in ballots have enough time to be counted and how the results are audited several times.

Here is the full statement.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 8:45 p.m

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Top Republicans Trump and DeSantis are sharpening their knives for 2024

The 2022 midterm results have made one thing clear: the real danger for Republicans is in 2024. It looks more likely than ever that we’re headed for a highly competitive DeSantis/Trump GOP primary that could tear the party apart.

As of 2020, former President Donald Trump is dominating the polls for the 2024 Republican nomination. FiveThirtyEight, which aggregates and collects surveys, lists Numerous polls that at the beginning of November last year showed that Trump is ahead of Florida Governor DeSantis among Republican voters in the primary elections by 22 points (48-26), 28 points (56-27) and even by an incredible 50 points (65/15).

Those numbers make Trump’s position seem unassailable. But the mid-term results tell a different story. Trump’s personally endorsed candidates have performed embarrassing. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz lost to John Fetterman in Pennsylvania. Trump-backed Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is crushed. So did gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox in Maryland, Senate candidate Don Bolduc in New Hampshire, and House candidates JR Majewski in Ohio and Yesli Vega in Virginia.

Noah Berlatsky there is more in the Independent Voices.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 8:33 p.m

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What exit polls tell us about the Nevada Senate race

As the count continues in Nevada, exit polls are helping to illuminate some of the dynamics in the race between Adam Laxalt and Catherine Cortez Masto.

According to the data, we see many classic divisions in Democratic and Republican constituencies.

Colored voters have so far stuck to the Democrat, Senator Mast, while the whites have favored the Republican, Mr. Mastu.

The vote count isn’t terribly surprising either.

As is typical, Ms. Masto is winning in counties like Washoe and Clark, home to large, relatively liberal cities like Reno and Last Vegas, while Mr. Laxalt carries red rural areas.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 8:06 p.m

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Why ‘Trump’s era is over’, says one of our columnists

President Biden and the Democratic Party have just defied political gravity. The results are still coming in, but Trumpism has been indicted in major races across the country. What we saw was the debunking of the fabricated narrative of the “red wave” and the justification of democratic politics.

Heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections, the prevailing media narrative was that concerns about inflation and crime would supersede any concerns about abortion rights and democracy. Democrats have been criticized for being out of touch with the most important issues facing Americans. Prediction models predicted a 50%+ probability of Democrats losing the Senate and a high probability of losing the House by a wide margin. But as the election night results began to roll in, it was clear that a red wave was indeed a red wave.

For those of us who managed to sleep, Americans ended the night with some key leaders in Virginia’s congressional races calling for Democrats Jennifer Wexton in VA-10 and Abigail Spanberger in VA-7. These districts are often indicators of how the night might go, and Republicans didn’t fare as well as they had hoped. In the early hours of the morning, John Fetterman defeated Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania, handing Democrats the first Senate seat flip in the 2022 midterms.

Read more about Baba Ahmed for Independent Voices.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 7:05 p.m

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Donald Trump opposes the ‘corrupt’ voting process in Nevada without evidence

No surprise here, but Donald Trump is starting to spread false claims about the midterm elections, even though in places like Nevada they aren’t even over yet.

In a post on his Truth Social network, the former president compared Nevada to a “third world country” and accused the state of having a “corrupt voting system.”

As las vegas sun Political reporter Casey Harrison notes that there is no evidence of any irregularities in the state vote count.

The attack is not surprising from Trump, who has sought to maintain his influence by regularly questioning the integrity of the election process.

And Adam Laxalt was one of his allies in this process in 2020, ace The Independent reported.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 6:36 p.m

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Are experts writing Trump’s “political obituary” too soon when the “red wave” does not arrive?

One of the main questions hanging over the midterm elections is whether Donald Trump has hurt or helped his Republican Party.

The promised “red wave” of the former president certainly did not materialize, so who is to blame?

As Andrew Feinberg and Eric Garcia In the report, opinions are divided on the topic — even within the GOP.

Some, like former House Speaker Paul Ryan, say the “Trump hangover” has cost Republicans this cycle.

Others, like Trump-endorsed JD Vance in Ohio, who won his Senate race, are defending the former president.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m

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Nevada election numbers, by the numbers

It could be several days before Nevada finishes counting votes in its midterm elections, the results of which could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

More than 12,000 postmarked ballots had arrived in Clark County, the state’s largest county and home to Las Vegas, on Wednesday, with 57,000 ballot boxes remaining in the county.

In Washoe County, where Reno is located, there were nearly 18,500 ballots from polling places and mail on Tuesday, and another 4,000 were in the mail Wednesday, according to Jamie Rodriguez, the county’s interim registrar of voters.

“It’s not that we didn’t expect a large number of ballots – to see two full racks of ballots is still a little more than we expected, and I think it’s a little more difficult for us now than in the primaries,” Ms. Rodriguez he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Josh MarcusNovember 10, 2022 5:30 p.m



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