2020 Election

A young blonde girl sits on a white bench. She’s wearing a white shirt with the name, “Obama” drawn on it with a red, white, and blue circle below the name.
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Even though she was too young to vote in this election, local high school student Avery Thunder shares this commentary for KUNR’s Youth Media program on how she feels about former Vice President Joe Biden being declared the winner. She also explores what she hopes his presidency will bring during the pandemic.

KUNR 2020 election blog. An illustrated silhouette of the state of Nevada with a red and blue striped background.
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As of Nov. 17, this blog will no longer be updated. For related articles, please visit our 2020 election webpage.

KUNR’s 2020 Election Blog is a space for updates throughout Election Day and night, as well as short articles based on conversations our reporters have had with community members and local stakeholders to provide greater context to the election process. Because of the heavy reliance on mail-in voting this election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may not be final results for some races on election night in 2020. We will post results and updates to this blog as they come in.

Una persona que está procesando los votos electorales.
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Este 3 de noviembre llegó la cita más esperada en la vida política de los Estados Unidos: El Día de la Elección. Las casillas vieron filas de votantes que optaron por ejercer su derecho justo en esa fecha tradicional, aunque muchos otros decidieron votar de manera anticipada.

An empty polling site. There are three voting cubicles placed in a row.
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More than 1.3 million people in Nevada voted in the 2020 general election. That's roughly 200,000 more ballots cast this year than in 2016. While results from across the state have continued to trickle in over the weekend, it appears most races are nearing their conclusion. KUNR's Michelle Billman spoke with political editor, Paul Boger who's been following all of the twists and turns to get the latest.

A woman in a beanie holds a sign that says, “Stop the steal.” There are people holding American flags across the street behind the woman.
Ty O'Neil / This Is Reno

Over the weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as the 46th president of the United States, but some people in Northern Nevada took to the streets to protest the election results. 

Updated at 2:42 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden will take office in January with a lot of promises to keep. He has pledged to enact new policies swiftly that veer the U.S. off President Trump's current path.

Right-wing activists pushing baseless claims that the presidential election was "stolen" mobilized in several cities over the weekend, drawing people to the streets through networks forged during summertime protests against lockdowns.

President-elect Joe Biden said Friday, as ballots were still being tabulated in states across the country, that voters had spoken loudly to embrace the policies and principles he campaigned on.

"They have given us a mandate for action on COVID and the economy and climate change and systemic racism," Biden said in a late-night speech in Wilmington, Del. "They made it clear they want the country to come together — not pull apart."

Updated on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and cooperation in his victory speech on Saturday night, striking an optimistic tone about the prospects for a renewed and reunited America.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, edging out President Trump, who falsely claimed voter fraud as his opponent's lead mounted.

Updated at 1:54 p.m. ET

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States, narrowly emerging victorious from a contentious White House campaign that stretched days past election night, as vote tallies in several swing states were slowed by an unprecedented surge in mail-in ballots.

While President Donald Trump's accusations of widespread voter fraud are based on no evidence, they are gaining some traction in the region. 

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is asking his supporters via text to help fund the president's legal fight, saying, "Dems are stealing the election." 

A man in a red mask and blue gloves sits in front of a table with a stack of paper ballots on the table and plexiglass in front of him.
Bob Conrad / This Is Reno

Nevada's top law enforcement official says the state's decision to release election results methodically is part of an effort to prevent voter fraud. The remarks by Nevada's Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford came the same day officials with President Donald Trump's reelection campaign told reporters they were filing a lawsuit to stop election officials from counting “improper votes.”

Mujeres esperan para votar en un lugar de votación
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Durante esta elección, las mujeres formaron un importante bloque de votantes y su rol en la política aumenta a medida que más mujeres se postulan para cargos públicos. Para hablar sobre la influencia de las mujeres en la política, Natalie Van Hoozer de KUNR conversó con la Dra. Christina Ladam, profesora de ciencias políticas en la Universidad de Nevada, Reno. También discutieron el impacto de la pandemia actual en las mujeres votantes en esta elección.

Women waiting in line at a polling location.
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In this election, women made up an important voting bloc and the door is slowly opening as more women run for office. To talk about the influence of women in politics, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke to Dr. Christina Ladam, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. They also discussed how the current pandemic may or may not have affected women voters in this election.

Una pegatina que dice “Yo Voté”
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Convertirse en ciudadana, vivir una pandemia y votar por primera vez son un montón de experiencias nuevas en un año. La reportera bilingüe Natalie Van Hoozer habló con Jenny Hernández, quien reside en Las Vegas, sobre el viaje que hizo con su mamá a California para entregar su boleta y asegurar que fuese contada. Todavía no tenemos los resultados oficiales de las elecciones generales de 2020. 

A young woman smiles at the camera as she waits in line to early vote. She is wearing a facial mask.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

During this year's presidential election, Nevadans had three ways to cast their vote. They could mail in their ballot, drop it off or vote in person.

An empty polling site. There are three voting cubicles placed in a row.
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For the latest updates on the presidential election, both in Nevada and nationally, follow NPR's coverage here

Nevada’s 2020 general election results will not be official for several days yet. And many races, up and down the ballot, across the state are too close to make any sort of call. That includes which presidential candidate won Nevada. So far, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slight lead over Republican incumbent Donald Trump. KUNR’s News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Political Editor Paul Boger to break down some of the results so far.

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For Northern Nevada updates, as well as short articles based on conversations KUNR reporters have had with community members and local stakeholders, visit KUNR's 2020 election blog.

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For Northern Nevada updates, as well as short articles based on conversations KUNR reporters have had with community members and local stakeholders, visit KUNR's 2020 election blog.

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