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Nevada electors award six Electoral College votes to Biden

Posted at 9:08 AM, Dec 14, 2020

CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada’s six Democratic presidential electors awarded their votes for Joe Biden on Monday morning, becoming the first battleground slate of electors from a battleground state to cast their votes.

The ceremony, which took place over Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic, took less than 20 minutes and finished without any surprises.

Biden defeated Trump by 33,596 votes, or 2.4 percentage points, in Nevada.

However although Democrats’ margin of victory was similar to the 2016 election, the state’s slow vote-counting pace and a result that appeared tight on Election Night vaulted the western battleground into the national spotlight.