Politics + Government

Nevada goes blue, elects Sisolak, Rosen

BY: , and - November 7, 2018

The blue wave that failed to wash over America showed up in Nevada, albeit a few hours late. Democrats Steve Sisolak and Jacky Rosen defeated Republicans Adam Laxalt and Dean Heller. Sisolak’s victory marked the first time in 24 years a Nevada Democrat has won a race for governor. Heller’s defeat marked the first time […]

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Horsford, Lee win open U.S. House seats

BY: , and - November 7, 2018

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and the new majority will include three Democrats from Nevada. In what was considered the most competitive of Nevada’s House races, Susie Lee defeated Republican perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian in the 3rd congressional district. It was Tarkanian’s second consecutive loss in the district. […]

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Ballot Questions: Yes, Yes, No, Yes, Yes and Yes

BY: - November 7, 2018

Nevada voters approved all the questions on the ballot Tuesday — except the one that special interests spent all the money on. Big businesses fighting over Question 3, the so-called “Energy Choice” constitutional amendment, combined to spend nearly $100 million on the campaign, including a gob-smacking $63.6 million spent by opponents, the vast majority of […]

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DA still undecided on charges against Marsy’s Law funder

BY: - November 6, 2018

The man who almost single-handedly funded the effort to pass Marsy’s Law in Nevada and other states will have another two months until he learns whether Clark County District Attorney Steve Wofson, who campaigns for the Question 1 ballot measure, will charge him with drug trafficking. Billionaire Henry Nicholas was arrested August 9th in Las […]

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Voter intimidation is real – if you see it, report it

BY: - November 6, 2018

In a Facebook live video recorded Nov. 2, Karl Koenigs set up camp outside a polling site near the Las Vegas Strip to investigate rumors of a “Possible ILLEGAL ALIEN voting on secret site in Las Vegas.” “Here are two ladies who are definitely not of the American culture,” he said during the 42-minute post. […]

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Trump, Sessions sending election monitors to Clark, Washoe

BY: - November 5, 2018

Monday morning, just moments after the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced its monitoring locations for Election Day 2018, including Clark and Washoe Counties in Nevada, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1059470847751131138 “Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place […]

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Election 2018: Who should win, according to Nevada children

BY: - November 5, 2018

Much has been written — and will continue to be written ad nauseum — about the “youth vote,” typically meaning voters between the ages of 18 and 24, and their potential to disrupt the political establishment and bring baby boomers to tears. Forget about them for a moment. Let’s talk about literal youth! More than […]

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What Republicans mean when they say “California”

BY: - November 3, 2018

“I just don’t know what that means,” Gov. Brian Sandoval told the Review-Journal several weeks ago when asked about warnings from Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt that Nevada is at risk of becoming too much like California. Sandoval should read the Review-Journal’s opinion page. Its most high-profile columnist knows exactly what Republicans think is disgusting […]

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Shall we call it a “mob” of early voters?

BY: - November 3, 2018

By the end of early voting Friday night, nearly 629,000 voters have already cast ballots in Nevada — about 75,000 more than the total number of people who voted in in 2014, including those who voted on Election Day. Again, 2014 was a very low bar. Still, most impressive. Here are the totals from the […]

Harris, Democrats make one last plea to students

BY: - November 2, 2018

The country is at a turning point, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris told a crowd of students gathered outside Lied Library at UNLV. On the last day of early voting, candidates up and down the ballot swarmed the campus in a hope to have one last push from an important voting block: youth. “The greatest movements […]

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No, you can’t vote by text or email!

BY: - November 2, 2018

Don’t believe everything you see on social media!  That’s the warning from Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who is reminding voters to be “mindful of disinformation about the election and voting, particularly on social media.” “With the public’s exposure and reliance on social media for information, the potential for widespread disinformation in an effort to […]

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Early voting meets Día de los Muertos

BY: - November 2, 2018

The last two days of early voting line up with the popular Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, and as they pray for and remember family members who have died, some Nevada Latinos are also keeping an eye on a midterm election that, thanks to Donald Trump, has taken an ugly anti-immigrant turn. “I don’t […]