Nevada electors cast votes for Biden in presidential race

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s Electoral College met Monday morning to officially cast the state’s six votes for President-elect Joe Biden.

During a Zoom meeting, the electors cast their ballots and held them up so they could be seen. This is a constitutional process that is taking place in every state.

Biden’s aides say the Electoral College votes, which formally elect Biden, should send a message to President Donald Trump and his supporters that the election is now finalized. Biden aides say they hope Republicans will consider their own long-term interests and the country’s, accept Trump’s defeat and focus their attention on fighting the coronavirus pandemic and staving off economic tumult.

The Supreme Court of Nevada and Gov. Steve Sisolak, D-Nevada, certified the election results last month. In certifying the results, the governor directed the electors from the winning presidential candidate’s party to cast their votes.

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