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Several key Nevada state, county races too close to call

Posted at 12:31 PM, Nov 07, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As Election Day turned into election week and then into election weekend, Nevada election workers have continued to meticulously count thousands of ballots leaving several key state and county races too close to call.

Of the five ballot questions poised to change the Nevada state constitution, only one, Question 1, has remained within a margin close enough that the remaining more than 110,000 ballots left uncounted could swing the result.

RESULTS FOR BALLOT QUESTIONS/MAJOR RACES

As of the morning results released Saturday, the "No" vote was winning by less than 0.2% with 589,580 votes compared to the "Yes" vote's 568,319.

Question 1 would remove the State Board of Regents constitutional protections allowing the State Legislature more power to decide how 1.2 billion dollars in biannual funding for state colleges is spent.

The make-up of the legislature has remained on the razor's edge since Tuesday complicating Democrat hopes of achieving a super-majority in the Senate.

Democrats hoped to hold two key seats in Clark County, District 5 and District 6, but Republican candidates have put up a significant roadblock.

As of Saturday morning's update, Republican Carrie Buck held onto a 94 vote lead over Democrat Kristee Watson in District 5, the seat Democrat Joyce Woodhouse vacated by terming out.

In District 6, incumbent Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro overtook Republican challenger April Becker with a slim lead of 399, or less than 0.7% of the vote.

Only one Clark County Commission race has remained contested into the weekend.

OTHER RACE RESULTS

Las Vegas City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony held onto a lead of just 273 votes in the District C race over Democrat challenger and former Secretary of State Ross Miller.

Another round of election results from Clark County is expected Saturday afternoon before 4 p.m.