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Clark county continues counting ballots, national attention off Nevada

As of Saturday, 39,000 mail-in ballots remain
On Saturday, Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, provided an update on the progress of counting ballots. Approximately 39,000 mail-in ballots and 60,407 provisional ballots remain.
On Saturday, Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, provided an update on the progress of counting ballots. Approximately 39,000 mail-in ballots and 60,407 provisional ballots remain.
These are photos of people processing the remaining ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas as seen Nov. 7, 2020
These are photos of people processing the remaining ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas as seen Nov. 7, 2020
These are photos of people processing the remaining ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas as seen Nov. 7, 2020
These are photos of people processing the remaining ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas as seen Nov. 7, 2020
These are photos of people processing the remaining ballots at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas as seen Nov. 7, 2020
Posted at 2:16 PM, Nov 07, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County election officials say despite the presidential race being called nationally, work to count the remaining ballots continues.

On Saturday, Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, revealed approximately 39,000 mail-in ballots are left to process and an additional 60,407 provisional ballots were left to cross-check with state authorities for any redundancies.

“What the secretary of state needs to do is compare them to the other 16 counties in the state of Nevada to make sure we don’t have any duplicates those that voted provisionally or that anyone has done anything illegal by voting in two different counties," explained Gloria.

Gloria says even though the national attention has been shifted off Nevada there is still pressure to complete the count as quickly and as accurately as possible.

"I don't think it's a feeling of relief, we are continuing to roll through, we are very proud of the work that we have done and the dedication from staff, we feel good because we are continuing to report and the work has not stopped," added Gloria.

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Since the daily news briefings began, Gloria says his office has started to receive reports and tips about possible improper voting and other issues.

"We do have some reports that have come in that we are logging, we are reporting and we are definitely going to do an investigation and will deal with them once the canvas is finished the votes are in the system at this point so post-election we want to go after anything that's been reported at that time," said Gloria

In the meantime, security remains a topic of conversation as protesters, some of them armed, have shown up outside the building where ballots are being counted.

"We have a brave set of workers that have been coming to work despite what is going on around us that's because law enforcement and our county management has done an excellent job of putting the protection in place for all of us to feel safe," said Gloria.

Gloria adds he is unaware of any credible threats against him or the ballot counting process, but deferred comment to law enforcement for additional details.

Gloria expects the bulk of the mail-in ballots to be counted by the end of Sunday.