2020 US ELECTIONS

USA Elections 2020 results in Nevada: who has won the popular and college vote?

Joe Biden has won Nevada and the Silver State's six electoral college in the presidential election. When Nevada was called Biden had already been declared president elect.

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USA Elections 2020 results in Nevada: who has won the popular and college vote?
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The results in the presidential election for the battleground state of Nevada are in and challenger and president elect Joe Biden has won the Silver State's six electoral college votes.

Nevada popular vote result

As of 12:50 ET, the reporting stood at 94%, according to the New York Times, with the following standings:

Donald Trump: 49.9% - 642,604

Joe Biden: 47.9% - 616,905

With the current standings there is no viable route for Trump to claim the state and AP have called it in favour of Biden, adding to his electoral college lead.

Nevada electoral college result

Biden has won the six electoral college votes for Nevada, taking his tally to 290, well past the 270 needed to win the White HOuse.

In 2016, Clinton took Nevada with 47.8% of the vote to Trump's 45.5%. The popular vote tallies were Clinton: 537,753, Trump: 511,319.

Nevada early voting

Nevada saw amazing early voting, with over a million votes being cast prior to yesterday's polling. That's a full 91% of the 2016 turnout.

Importance of Nevada for Trump

Nevada was of vital importance for Trump as he sought a route to retaining the White House, but rubbing salt in the wounds after Pennsylvania went to Biden and with it the White House, Nevada soon after was called for Biden.

Nevada has two major urban centers that cater to the tourism industry that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In Biden’s favor was the Culinary Workers Union, the largest union in Nevada and in a right-to-work state. The union has an excellent turnout the vote operation which helped Biden secure the state.