Nevada Senate Republican nominee Adam Laxalt said on Saturday that he had his back as recent ballot results continue to be defeated in favor of incumbent Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada). The “win window” is closing, he said.
Laxalto leads with just over 850 votes as of Saturday morning after leading Cortés Masto aggressively at the outset in Tuesday’s midterm elections.friday night margin of vote temporarily fell below 800 votes.
“This is where we are now. Only 862 votes,” Laxalto said in a tweet Saturday morning. “For days in a row, most ballots have been counted and continue to break higher DEM margins than we calculated.This has narrowed our chances of winning.”
The Republican candidate said he believes the close race in the Senate will likely be about 20,000 to 30,000 early votes in Clark County on Election Day. Nevada allows voters to submit their absentee ballots in person on Election Day.
“Even if they’re a Republican jurisdiction or are slightly DEM-leaning, they can still win,” Laxalt added. I will overtake you.”
The Nevada election will be key in determining control of the Senate, especially after Democratic Senator Mark Kelly convened in the Arizona Senate race on Friday night. If the Democrats win in Nevada, they have a chance to maintain their narrow Senate majority in Vice President Harris’ tiebreaker vote and extend it to Georgia. December elections.
However, if the Republicans win the Silver State, control of the Senate will move back to Georgia.
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