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Posted at 11:23 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 02:56:28-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nov. 3 is General Election Day in Clark County, the state of Nevada and the rest of the country. We will be updating this blog throughout the day with the news that you need to know. Check back here for updates on voting in Clark County and other big election news.

NOVEMBER 4

6 P.M.
Key congressional race in Nevada is still too early to call.

Key congressional race too early to call in Nevada

1 P.M.
Clark County Election Department holds press conference about ballot counting. The county announces 10 a.m. daily press briefings. READ MORE.

11:30 A.M.
Police: 0 disturbances at polling places in Las Vegas on Election Day. READ MORE.

11 A.M.
The Clark County Election Department has announced a press conference at 1 p.m. Earlier today, the state's election department announced that new vote totals would not be available until Thursday morning. Click here for a livestream.

6:30 A.M.
Where Nevada, the nation stands in the early morning hours after Election Day from Scripps reporter Joe St. George. READ MORE.

2:50 A.M.
Another round of results has been released by Nevada state officials, and we've seen some pretty big changes.

In the presidential race, Joe Biden's lead has narrowed to less than 8,000 (588,252 vs President Donal Trump's 580,605 votes).

In the hotly contested District 3 House of Representatives race, Susie Lee's lead over Dan Rodimer is down to just over 5,000 votes (168,288 vs 163,055). In the County Commissioner District C battle, Stavros Anthony has taken the lead from Ross Miller by over 2,200 votes (65,972 vs 63,790 votes).

According to the same officials, the next set of results will come out at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5. READ MORE.

Visit our RESULTS page for more information on the biggest races throughout the state.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

NOVEMBER 3

11:55 P.M.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told 13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels the final ballot boxes from polling locations were on the way to the Clark County Elections Department.

11:50 P.M.
View real-time election results in Nevada from the presidential race to other key topics voters were deciding on in the Silver State.

11:25 P.M.
President Donald Trump gave remarks as Election Day results continue to come in from many states during the overnight hours.

10:30 P.M.
The Associated Press reports Democrat Dina Titus wins reelection to U.S. House in Nevada’s 1st Congressional District.

Dina Titus released the following statements:

“I am humbled to have once again earned the support of my constituents.“Representing District 1 in Washington is the honor of my life. Southern Nevadans are hurting badly right now and I will do everything in my power to provide relief.”

“Las Vegas is a resilient city. We have proven that before and together we will prove it once again.

“Despite the difficult circumstances, I am optimistic for Southern Nevada’s future. I will fight each day to deliver the necessary resources to get the virus under control, bring jobs back, make smart investments in infrastructure, expand access to quality and affordable health care, and address gun violence and the climate change crisis.”

10:20 P.M.
Clark County is reporting the first election results are coming into the county with the Clark County Election Department sharing the numbers.

9:30 P.M.
Joe Biden is set to talk to supporters on Election Night:

9:05 P.M.
Principal analyst Jeremy Aguero with Applied Analysis shared his thoughts on Nevada's recovery and outlook on Election Day along with which presidential candidate or other key election results would be best for the Silver State. Watch Interview

8:20 P.M.
13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels says the first ballots have arrived at the Clark County Election Headquarters.

8:15 P.M.
CSN Social Sciences Professor Kenneth Fernandez joined 13 Action News on Election Day to share his insight into the process of getting ballots counted and public opinion polling. Watch Interview

7:15 P.M.
President of Las Vegas Realtors Tom Blanchard shared his thoughts on the local housing market on Election Day and ahead of the 2020 general election results. Watch Interview

7 P.M.
Many polling locations are closing in Clark County at 7 p.m. but if you are in line before that time you will get to vote. A few locations will also remain open until 8 p.m.

6:40 P.M.
President of the Nevada Republican Black Caucus Sherman Ray joined 13 Action News on Election Day to talk about the current topics in Southern Nevada and what President Donald Trump needs to do to take the Silver State. Watch Interview

6:15 P.M.
President of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce Sonny Vinuya joined 13 Action News on Election Day to discuss the 2020 election and which presidential candidate the Asian population might be favoring. Watch Interview

6 P.M.
President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Peter Guzman joined 13 Action News on Election Day to discuss the importance of the Latino vote during the 2020 election. Watch Interview

5:50 P.M.
Clark County Education Association President Marie Neisess joined 13 Action News on Election Day to talk about the immediate future of schooling in Southern Nevada. Watch Interview

5:45 P.M.
New voter turnout numbers are coming in. About 71,000 people have voted statewide in Nevada in person as of 5 p.m. with 28,908 Republicans and 17,148 Democrats. Total so far statewide in all ballots cast: 470,689 Dems, 434,455 Repubs and 306,946 other voters.

5:40 P.M.
Vegas Chamber President Mary Beth Sewald joined 13 Action News to talk about small business and jobs in the Las Vegas area amid the pandemic on Election Day. Watch Interview

5:05 P.M.
Andre Wade from Silver State Equality joined 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean for an interview on Election Day to talk about supporting Question 2. Watch Interview

5 P.M.
Polls are closing across the country and results are starting to be counted. Click here to see how it is going in other states.

4:45 P.M
Nevada Independent reporter Megan Messerly joined 13 Action News to talk about what it's like to cover this year's general election. Watch interview

4:35 P.M.
President of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association Steve Grammas joined 13 Action News Anchor Todd Quinones to discuss the issues facing law enforcement. Watch Interview

4:30 P.M.
The Nevadan Republican Party and Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit to keep polls open until 8 p.m. in Clark County after technical problems at some voting centers on Tuesday morning. READ MORE.

4:10 P.M.
Regent Jason Geddes shares thoughts of not supporting Question 1 during an interview with Anchor Todd Quinones on Election Day. Watch Interview

4:05 P.M.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Elliot Anderson shares his support for Question 1 regarding higher education in the state in an interview with 13 Action News Anchor Anchor Todd Quinones. Watch Interview

4 P.M.
Nevada State Republicans and President Donald Trump's campaign are asking the Supreme Court in battleground Nevada to fast-track an appeal aimed at stopping the count of mail-in ballots in and around Las Vegas. READ MORE.

3:30 P.M.
According to the latest numbers, approximately 65% of registered voters have voted so far in Nevada. Approximately 5,000 more Republicans have voted today versus Democrats. Overall, more Democrats have voted so far.

3:20 P.M.
Lisa Noeth with the Nevada Young Republicans Joined 13 Action News at 3 p.m. on Election Day for an on-air interview with Anchors Todd Quinones and Tricia Kean. Watch interview

3:10 P.M.
Nevada's youngest Democratic delegate Eshaan Vakil Joined 13 Action News at 3 p.m. on Election Day for an on-air interview with Anchors Todd Quinones and Tricia Kean. Watch interview

2:30 P.M.
The Election Day turnout numbers have been updated by the Nevada Secretary of State Barbara K. Cegavske.

According to the latest information, more than 34,600 people had voted in Clark County by 10 a.m.

2 P.M.
Investigative reporter Joe Bartels says he has observed a slow, steady stream of voters dropping off their ballots at the Election Department headquarters this afternoon. Everything appears to be running smoothly at this time.

12:45 P.M.
FBI investigating Election Day robocalls telling people to "stay safe and stay home." Multiple secretaries of state in battleground states are reporting robocalls to their residents. READ MORE.

NOON
13 Action News had a chance to talk to SEIU Executive Director Grace Vergara-Mactal and Union President Kevin Carey about how they have motivated their membership to vote and the issues they are concerned about. WATCH INTERVIEW.

11 A.M.
13 Action News spoke to a UNLV professor about the role of social media in this year's election. WATCH INTERVIEW.

10 A.M.
The Office of Nevada Secretary of State Barbara K. Cegavske is keeping track of the 2020 General Election turnout.

By 10 a.m., more than 10,000 votes had been cast at polls around the state. The county will the most voters so far is Washoe County (Clark County was not included in the report. It appears the totals will be updated again at 2 and 7 p.m.

9:30 A.M.
Voting is underway in Nevada, a state that no Republican presidential candidate has carried Nevada since 2004. However, the western state has remained a political battleground and could be pivotal Tuesday. READ MORE.

9:03 A.M.
Voters with complaints about polling site voter intimidation can contact the secretary of state’s office (775-684-5708, sosmail@sos.nv.gov) or the Clark County elections office (702-455-8683, elinfo@ClarkCountyNV.gov).

9 A.M.
Gov. Steve Sisolak is making several appearances today, including one intended to fire up members of SEIU, which represents healthcare and public service employees across the state.

8:46 A.M.
This election has inspired many people to vote for the very first time. Reporter Alicia Pattillo met one of those voters this morning.

7:22 A.M.
Nevada Elections is reporting technical difficulties at several locations. They are asking voters to be patient.

7 A.M.
The polls are now open in Clark County and around the state. The Nevada Department of Transportation are warning drivers that roads may be affected.

6:30 A.M.
People are lining up at voting centers in Clark County. The polls officially open at 7 a.m. and voters must be in line at 7 p.m. to vote.

5:30 A.M.
Las Vegas to see above-average temps on Election Day
Expect above-average temperatures for Election Day across Southern Nevada. If you are headed to the polls today, you may want to dress appropriately, take water and wear a hat. READ MORE.

OVERNIGHT
Joe Biden received all five votes in the town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The small town was the first to open its polls in the nation at midnight. They are also one of the first to reveal their results. Hillary Clinton won there in 2016.

Biden wins all 5 votes in Dixville Notch, NH

NOVEMBER 2

Business boards up; LVMPD steps up patrol ahead of Election Day
Law enforcement is stepping up patrols and many small businesses are doing what they can to prepare for Election Day. READ MORE.

Clark County registrar gives ballot-counting testimony following Trump campaign lawsuit
Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria testified in court Monday afternoon for a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign and Nevada GOP related to the counting process. READ MORE.

Taffer to the hospitality industry: Be selfish with your vote
Jon Taffer, the host of TV's "Bar Rescue, interviewed President Donald J. Trump on his "Jon Taffer Podcast" and then spoke to KTNV's Dave Courvoisier about the experience and how those who work in the hospitality industry (bars, hotels, restaurants, etc.) should approach this election.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL TAFFER INTERVIEW

“I think (the hospitality industry) needs to vote selfishly at this time because the issues are so great at the table,” Taffer said. “I am so worried about my friends who aren’t working or if they are working their income is down. Who is going to jumpstart our state and our business quicker? Who is going to get our hotel rooms full quicker? When that happens, our lives all start to stabilize. So to me, that’s a critical element to this vote.”

Las Vegas police prepare for Election Day

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is stepping up patrols for Election Day by setting up a deployment operations center at their headquarters. READ MORE.