1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Gloria, Clark County Registrar of Voters:
"As I indicated yesterday, we're going to continue to count and make sure that we're being accurate. We're anticipating and hoping that with the number of ballots that we see now, we should hopefully be ready to have a final count on the majority of mail ballots by Sunday at sometime."
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Gloria, Clark County Registrar of Voters:
"Today, we will start in earnest reviewing provisional ballots. There are 60,000 of those to go through in various categories."
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Gloria, Clark County Registrar of Voters:
"Beginning today, we will begin to report our results two times a day. So you've already seen the update for this morning. In the afternoon. We will be putting up a fresh report on the mail ballots that have been read into the system sometime before four o'clock."
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Gloria, Clark County Registrar of Voters:
"As you can see when you came today, we have a relatively large force of law enforcement plus our county security that's here in place. So I feel that the response has been excellent from the community, from the commissioners who called to make sure that we had that support. But it's just troubling for my employees. I have employees who are nervous leaving the building, and rightfully so. They worked late into the night. So we strongly encourage all of them not to leave by themselves. They can also request an escort from our security people,or law enforcement. So we're doing everything we can to protect our employees. And I think the response from local law enforcement and the assistance we received from our county commission has helped to make sure that that happens. So, we're doing the best we can."
Democrat Joe Biden nearly doubled his lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada as officials released more election results Friday.
Biden was leading by 626,211 votes to Trump's 605,669 votes, growing his lead to 20,542. A day earlier, Biden was leading by 11,438 votes.
Nevada has six Electoral College votes and could be decisive as Biden closes in on the 270 needed to win the White House. It’s too early to call the contest, with votes still being counted.
Results from about 30,000 mail ballots were released Friday.
No Republican presidential candidate has carried Nevada since 2004, but it has remained a battleground. Trump narrowly lost the state in 2016.
Clark County's top election official has said the focus is on accuracy over speed and that the large number of mail-in ballots is new and making the counting process take longer than normal.
Registrar Joe Gloria says that in addition to Friday's results, officials still need to process about 63,000 mail-in ballots and about 60,000 provisional ballots, many of which were cast by people taking advantage of a new law allowing voters to register or update their registration at the polls.
Gloria said the bulk of the mail-in ballots should be counted by Saturday or Sunday.
The state mailed ballots to all active registered voters this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that the Trump campaign previously challenged, claiming it would lead to fraud.