This 2020 election has been an all-consuming affair, with a vast majority of the bandwidth of our nation falling victim to the constant speculation that our uncertainty has ushered in.
Twitter has been simply ablaze for 48 hours, as users peddle predictions, memes, conspiracy theories, and rage, attempting to will a win into existence for their chosen candidate. Among all of this chatter, however, is a disappointing amount of misinformation – much of it being melded into whatever sort of narrative an individual voter or influencer is looking to push.
Things are getting downright confusing in some parts of the internet, especially as it pertains to the outstanding votes in Nevada, as two separate deadlines seem to be conflated by some social media users.
A Nevada official announced Thursday that the state will accept mail-in ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 until Tuesday, Nov. 10, as the rest of the nation eagerly awaits a vote count from the state that could decide the fate of the presidency.
On Wednesday, a state official had said they would accept votes only until the following day.
Nevada, along with Pennsylvania and North Carolina, allowed ballots to be tallied after Election Day so long as they reached a post office by that day.
The Trump campaign has been working litigiously in Nevada over the course of the last two days:
The Trump campaign said it is filing suit in Las Vegas Thursday, demanding election workers stop counting what they claim to be “ “illegal votes,” alleging that people who are deceased and non-residents have cast ballots in the 2020 election.
The Trump campaign alleged there are “tens of thousands” of people who voted in Nevada who are no longer state residents. The campaign said it is not seeking to stop the vote but rather ensure that every “legal“ vote is counted and that no “illegal” votes are counted.
If Pennsylvania and Georgia remain in the President’s column, the election itself could come down to Arizona and Nevada, making these legal maneuvers all the more important.
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