What’s Taking So Long To Count Ballots In Nevada, Arizona?

DALLAS, TEXAS - AUGUST 06: Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • If you have been following the midterm election, you probably know that no winner has been projected in the Arizona and Nevada U.S. Senate races.
  • One major reason is thousands of ballots remain uncounted. The other is that the leading candidates in those states have slim leads.
  • By Thursday afternoon, Arizona has counted about 70% of the projected vote, while Nevada has tabulated 83%. Several other states also haven’t counted all of their ballots.

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