Nevada called for Biden, finally; Lee beats Rodimer

Lee at the post office
Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee making remarks in front of a Las Vegas post office in August. (Photo: Lee's congressional office).

Joe Biden was finally declared the winner of the presidential race in Nevada Saturday morning.

Biden’s Nevada lead over Donald Trump grew a couple thousand votes Saturday morning to 25,699 votes, according to results reported by the Secretary of State’s office. The Associated Press then declared Biden the winner.

Votes are still being counted in Nevada, and Biden’s lead is only expected to grow. The vast majority of ballots remaining to be counted are in heavily blue-leaning Clark County.

Saturday’s results also secured Democratic Rep. Susie Lee reelection over Republican challenger Dan Rodimer Nevada’s 3rd congressional district, which is entirely in Clark County. Results reported Saturday added a little less than a thousand votes to Lee’s edge over Rodimer, bring her advantage to 12,304, a 49 percent to 45.8 percent lead.

Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford was declared the winner in his reelection bid against Republican Jim Marchant in the 4th congressional district Friday. Democratic Rep. Dina Titus and Republican Rep. Mark Amodei were declared victors in CD1 and CD2, respectively, earlier in the week.

 

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.