Over 1 million votes recorded as early voting wraps up in Nevada


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Early voting wraps up at 8 p.m. tonight in Nevada, and Election Day is just four days away. While it may be coming to an end, both the Trump and Biden campaigns are still kicking things into high gear.

Both campaigns say it’s extremely important for everyone who is eligible to vote in this election, including the Latino community. A fiesta with food and music is being held at the East Las Vegas Community Center to celebrate everyone who comes to vote.

“This is the most important election, not only in our lifetimes, but in the modern history of the United States,” said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a one-on-one interview with 8 News Now.

Sanders, who won the Nevada Caucus, is now showing support for Joe Biden. He tells us Biden has a plan to move the nation forward.

“If you believe in honesty, if you believe that a president is not above the law, if you believe that we need scientific guidelines to help us deal with this pandemic and to deal with climate change, then I think the choice is pretty clear,” he stated.

The Trump Victory Team continues to tout the president’s handling of the economy.

“Nevadans aren’t looking to go back to the days of the Obama-Biden recession. They know that this president is going to get this economy roaring again and back better than it was,” said Keith Schipper, Trump Victory Nevada spokesperson.

Despite this appeal to voters, many across the Silver State have already made up their minds. Data from the Secretary of State’s Office shows more than 1 million voters in Nevada have cast their ballots.

For perspective, the total number of votes cast in 2016 was 1.1 million.

Voters tell us they want their voices to be heard.

“On Election Day, you never know if you actually have the time to do that,” said early voter Anthony Giron. “My job doesn’t allocate specific time to go do that.”

Early voter Alejandro Castro explained, “There’s been a lot of stuff going on, and since I am the only one in my household who can actually vote, I feel like I’m voting not just for me, but for my family.”

Again, in-person early voting will wrap up at 8 p.m. tonight. We’re told the last day is always the busiest, so be prepared for long lines. However, as long as you’re in line by eight, you will be able to vote.

You can still mail your ballot, but it must be postmarked by Election Day.

There will be more than 100 in-person polling locations on Election Day, which is this upcoming Tuesday.

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