Election 2024

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 21, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that […]


Unholy night – A Trump White House Christmas coup caper

BY: - November 19, 2023

It was a Christmas party at the Trump White House, and despite the festive decorations, the trees and the wreaths and the red-and-green bunting, the mood must have been grim. A few days earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court had firmly rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas seeking the overthrow of election results […]

Colorado judge rules Trump ‘engaged’ in insurrection, but can stay on the ballot anyway

BY: - November 18, 2023

A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “The Court orders the Secretary of State to place Donald J. […]

Anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative resurrected for 2024 election cycle

BY: - November 17, 2023

Fair Maps Nevada on Tuesday filed two notices of intent to circulate petitions for the 2024 general election ballot. Both are proposed constitutional amendments that would strip the power to draw the state’s political boundary maps away from the state legislature and create an independent redistricting commission. If either initiative qualifies for the ballot, it […]


Fear and loathing with Pat McCarran

BY: - November 16, 2023

With the possible exception of illegally pilfered top secret documents, Donald Trump is reportedly not much of a reader. So any opinion he might have formed about former Nevada Sen. Pat McCarran probably doesn’t extend beyond wishing the Las Vegas airport was still named for him, if for no other reason than that it’s now […]

Abortion-rights victories cement 2024 playbook while opponents scramble for new strategy

BY: - November 12, 2023

Anti-abortion leaders woke up Wednesday to the sobering reality that abortion rights remain the nation’s predominant political issue. Decisive wins in swing and red states in two national election cycles since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year have given momentum to reproductive rights groups, who aggressively campaigned and fundraised in key states across the […]

FBI probes letters sent to election offices in handful of states, including Nevada

BY: - November 9, 2023

The Nevada Secretary of State’s office says federal authorities, as part of a nationwide investigation, alerted election officials of “suspicious letters addressed to elections offices in multiple states, including Nevada.”  CBS News reported Thursday that a senior U.S. official said about a dozen letters were sent to addresses in California, Georgia, Nevada, Oregon and Washington […]

Manchin will not seek reelection to U.S. Senate in 2024, will hit road to ‘unite the middle’

BY: - November 9, 2023

Flanked by two bald eagle statues and several American flags, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Instead, he said in the pre-recorded video, he will be touring the country in an effort to “unite the middle.” “I believe in my heart of hearts that I’ve […]

GOP presidential candidates brawl in Florida debate, while Trump rallies nearby

BY: and - November 9, 2023

Five Republican candidates for president tussled over support for Ukraine and abortion policy at a debate in Miami Wednesday evening, while the leading contender for the nomination, former President Donald Trump, sought Latino votes in an event across town. Trump, who consistently garners more than 50% in polls of Republican voters, once again declined to […]

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One year out: how a free and fair 2024 presidential election could be under threat

BY: - November 6, 2023

The last time America elected a president, it led to a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol and a failed coup that gravely damaged the political system and marred the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in U.S. history. A year from now, the nation’s voters will decide another presidential contest — likely […]

Parallel primary, caucus will demand ‘aggressive’ outreach to combat confusion, Aguilar says

BY: - October 20, 2023

In previous years, when the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office received inquiries about presidential caucuses, staff could quickly explain that caucuses are organized by the two major political parties, not local or state election officials, and that voters should seek answers with them. But next year will present unprecedented challenges for state and county election […]

Nevada billionaire megadonor pumps $2 million into Sam Brown super PAC

BY: - October 19, 2023

GOP Senate hopeful Sam Brown has a new financial backer: an Incline Village-based billionaire who has not previously donated large amounts to candidates in Nevada. David Duffield over the past three months donated $2 million to Duty First Nevada, a super PAC supporting Brown, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission. […]