Since 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Americans have been glued to election results from a midterm that will determine which party holds control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives at one of the most contentious times in U.S. political history. Democrats currently hold 48 seats in the U.S. Senate after two days of ballots being counted and Republicans hold 49 with three seats – Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia (where a run-off will be held after no candidate received 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday) – still up for grabs.
Nevada’s reporting of a very close race has been slower in comparison to other states, although every state is still counting ballots at this time. While projections have been possible in all but those three states so far, the election process is playing out according to those three states’ laws. As everyone knew he would, however, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup is using the length of time it is taking Nevada to report enough of the ballot count for a projection to be made to insist that fraud is afoot.
Clark County election officials have surely, as so many election officials have done, been braced for Trump’s rhetoric to inspire more anger, more violence, and more division across the country. Responding to his allegations publicly, officials tweeted a lengthy explanation of the process required by state law in counting the ballots and said that the results would come, and that they would be accurate when they do.
Our response to former President Donald Trump's recent comments about the elections process in Clark County, Nevada. pic.twitter.com/HVFfLrJclv
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) November 10, 2022
While a handful of Trump’s supporters responded with allegations of fraud at the tweet by Clark County officials, and many others insisted that the laws should be amended to make the counting quicker, an outpouring of support could also be found in the Twitter comments. Read some of our favorite responses below: