Nevada Presidential Electors cast votes for Biden-Harris

Vote took place over ZOOM

Associated Press
December 14, 2020 - 9:22 am
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris hold a press conference after a virtual meeting with the National Governors Association's executive committee at the Queen Theater on November 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Las Vegas, NV (AP) - Nevada’s six Democratic presidential electors have awarded their votes for Joe Biden on Monday morning, becoming the first slate of electors from a battleground state to cast their votes.

The ceremony took place over Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic. It took less than 20 minutes and finished without any surprises. 

Biden defeated Trump by 33,596 votes, or 2.4 percentage points, in Nevada. Although Democrats’ margin of victory was similar to the 2016 election, the state’s slow vote-counting pace and a result that appeared tight on Election Night vaulted the western battleground into the national spotlight.

Trump eyed the state as a pick-up opportunity, visiting three times in the lead-up to the election. Biden visited once for an event with Latino groups and a drive-in rally.