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Catherine Cortez Masto Inches Closer to Overtaking Adam Laxalt

Updated vote tallies Saturday from Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske have shrunk Republican Adam Laxalt’s lead to just 862 votes.

The Republican challenger leads Sen. Masto 468,437 to 467,575, with more than 95 percent of the state’s votes counted. The decreased lead resulted from Clark County, the most populous Nevada county, counting another 8,190 votes.

Laxalt mounted a challenge to incumbent Catherine Masto (D-NV) for the state’s U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in the midterm election.

It may not be as dire for the Republican as it may seem on the face of it. After all, he still leads even if that lead has shrunk.

Clark and Washoe are the only two counties where voters favor the incumbent by single-digit margins. The other 15 counties have trended heavy for the Republican. Carson City was the only Republican-leaning county that did not return double-digit leads for Laxalt.

Tiny Lincoln County has only 2,047 votes but just 79 percent of them have been counted. So far, votes have been trending for Laxalt +65, according to data from The New York Times. If those numbers hold, Laxalt could pad his lead by another 250-ish votes from the sparsely populated county.

Fox News further reported:

In the race for governor, Republican Joe Lombardo has unseated Democratic incumbent Steve Sisolak, the Fox News Decision Desk can project.

Lombardo is the only Republican to flip a governor’s seat this election cycle.

In Clark County, the deadline for all ballots to be counted is Tuesday.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said during a Friday press conference that they are reaching the “tail-end of what we need to do.”

Washoe County, the state’s second-largest county, still has about 23,000 ballots left to count, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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