Analysis: Las Vegas hosts the largest show in the city, but its construction is slow
Written by Stuart Ramsay, Senior Correspondent
Las Vegas, the popular 24-hour city, is much quieter than usual.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ensured that casinos, shows and hotels are at a fraction of their normal capacity (B).There are still plenty of partygoers and gamblers wandering through its attractive bar in search of movement in its many and varied forms.
The Clark County Election Center is located twenty minutes from the bustling city center, surrounded by desert, mountains, and working-class housing.
It may not have any of the magic of Las Vegas but it does host the biggest show in town – the presidential election vote count.
Groups of Trump supporters occasionally wave banners, call for a stop to count, and often dance, somewhat oddly, to the music.
There is an expectation that these smallest undeclared nations will play an active role in choosing the next president.
All sounds exciting, right? not like that! The number is very slow and is now a meme on social media.
The officials asked for calm and patience. Journalists are so quiet Catatonia.
At 9 AM and 4 PM, they move to welcome the latest data drop.
The last of them was barely 30,000 cards counted and that took nearly two days – there are at least 150,000 more ballot papers.
With most of the counted votes remaining in the Democratic Las Vegas region in force, many are wondering why the networks did not call the score, putting an end to the boredom of overseas reporters and the public waiting to hear.
The truth is, they didn’t and shouldn’t because they might be more than just counting, but the counting isn’t over yet.