About That Clark County Special Election
It would be a full-time job to keep track of the bad information in the President’s tweets, but here’s one that caught my attention. Last night he scored a huge victory in Nevada:
Big win a few moments ago in the state of Nevada. The race of all Democratic county commissioners, on the same ballot as the president, has just been rejected due to a large-scale voter gap. Clark County officials don’t trust their own election security. Major impact! https://t.co/TLHnFKNN6g
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2020
There was a reason why Clark County actually certified his presidential results, but not in the local race Trump touted:
In a so-called analysis of county results, in which election officials check the vote count against other polling records, officials found 936 discrepancies, less than 0.1% of the county’s 974,185 votes. by Clark. This rate will not affect the president’s deficit of more than 33,000 votes in Nevada. President Trump’s statewide deficit is smaller than his spread in Clark County because he won over rural Nevada counties.
Clark County Commissioners voted on Monday to certify the results of all but one county election: a race for the seat of the county commission that represents District C, an area of 332,000 people that includes parts of Las Vegas. The margin in this race was only 10 votes. In that district, election officials found 139 deviations, which corresponds to the rate of 0.09% deviation from county-wide votes. The county commission called for a special election.