Laxalt warns Democrat mail-in ballots could tip Nevada Senate race

Republican says Democrat absentee ballots higher than expected.

Updated: November 12, 2022 - 3:49pm

Republican Adam Laxalt warned his supporters Saturday that Democrat mail-in votes were coming in at a higher rate than he had expected, and they could erase his lead in the Nevada Senate race.

“We are up only 862 votes," he tweeted. "The race will come down to 20-30K Election Day Clark drop off ballots."

He said it was possible the remaining ballots could tip the race to Democrat incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto.

"If they are GOP precincts or slightly DEM leaning then we can still win," Laxalt explained. "If they continue to trend heavy DEM then she will overtake us.”

He thanked his supporters for standing with him during during a prolonged vote count.

“Thanks for all the prayers from millions of Nevadans and Americans who hope we can still take back the Senate and start taking our country back," he added.