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UNLV political professor says 'electoral system is working properly'

Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 01:55:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Who will be the next president of the United States?

UNLV political professor Rebecca Gill says waiting to find out the results is a sign that the electoral system working properly.

"It doesn't mean that there is more voting now. Nobody is currently voting and we're just tallying the votes and there is nothing wrong with that," said Gill.


Gill says the results are coming in slower because it takes time to process all of the mail-in ballots.

She says the recent lawsuits from the Trump campaign against mail-in ballots have added some confusion in the voting process.

"There's no evidence of widespread voter fraud with mail-in balloting but I think what it has done is this partisan divide in terms of how people ended up exercising their right to vote. Particularly with the Trump campaign using that information to try to guess where it makes the most sense to challenge mail-in ballots and to try to keep them from counting," said Gill.


"The president made it very clear that he wanted to rush through a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg because he anticipated that there would be legal challenges to the ballots and that they would go to the Supreme Court. He wanted one more of his appointees there extensively to rule in his favor. Now, will it turn out that way? I don't know," said Gill.