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Even amid Trump’s Nevada loss, PAC led by former Lt. Gov. Hutchison touts success for down-ballot Republicans

November 23rd, 2020 - 2:00am
Though election results are being contested (including a request for a special election in one close state Senate race), a substantial amount of credit for Republican success in down-ballot races is being attributed to a well funded political action committee called “Stronger Nevada PAC.”

Growing progressive force in the electorate, AAPI voters turn out at higher rates than 2016

November 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
In Nevada, where the AAPI community is the fastest-growing population in the state, AAPI voters make up about an 11 percent share of the electorate and represent an estimated 209,384 eligible voters. AAPI voters in the Silver State increased their turnout compared to 2016 more than any other racial demographic.

Judge rejects ‘shocking ask’ of new election over voter fraud claims brought by Sharron Angle and affiliated group

November 20th, 2020 - 5:26pm
Judge Gloria Sturman rejected the request by Election Integrity Project and Angle after a lengthy hearing Friday afternoon, saying that the group’s claims of potential voter fraud fell far short of the required level of evidence needed for a judgement in their favor — throwing out a state law allowing mail-in ballots to be sent to all active registered voters, declaring the 2020 election null and ordering a new election to take place.

Special election plans on hold in Clark County Commission race decided by 10 votes

November 20th, 2020 - 4:11pm
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez heard from both parties involved in Democrat Ross Miller’s lawsuit against Clark County on Friday to determine what is needed as evidence in the case and to set a date for the next hearing.

Judge rejects Marchant request for new election in congressional race over ‘voter fraud’ allegations

Republican congressional candidate Jim Marchant at a rally in support of law enforcement organized by the Nevada Republican Party on Thursday, July 30, 2020 outside the Legislature in Carson City.
November 20th, 2020 - 1:43pm
Though Marchant’s attorney, Craig Mueller, said he would be comfortable pairing the request for a new election with either a later evidentiary hearing or the transferring of computer records related to mail ballots, Sturman said she was not comfortable issuing such an order both because of jurisdictional concerns — Nevada state law has a separate process for the filing of election contest suits — and because of the basic geography of the congressional district, which spans seven counties.

Unsuccessful GOP Assembly candidate sues for re-vote in Clark County, hits procedural bumps

November 20th, 2020 - 11:42am
Hers is at least the sixth lawsuit filed by losing Republican candidates in the past few days seeking to scrap the election results over alleged irregularities. Others were filed by state Senate candidate April Becker, congressional candidates Dan Rodimer and Jim Marchant, President Donald Trump, and former U.S. Senate candidate and conservative activist Sharron Angle.

Coronavirus Contextualized, 31st edition: Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond

November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am
Welcome to the 31st installment of “Coronavirus Contextualized,” a recurring feature in which we explore some of the numbers swirling around in the time of coronavirus.

Organizers believe Nevada Native turnout was historic, despite gaps in exit poll data

November 20th, 2020 - 2:00am
Tribal leaders moved into the 2020 general election campaign season with the same goal held by other organizers — to achieve high voter turnout and elevate the voices and concerns of their fellow community members.

Rodimer files legal challenge seeking new election in congressional race over voter fraud claims

November 19th, 2020 - 3:56pm
The lawsuit largely copies the claims in the previously-filed suits: that various instances of individuals potentially receiving mail ballots addressed to different voters and other supposed irregularities are cause for the court to order a new election and prohibit use of an automated signature verification machine used by Clark County.

Black voters in Nevada choose Biden by wide margin, but support for Trump seemingly on the rise

November 19th, 2020 - 2:00am
Black voters were projected to drop to the third largest racial or ethnic voting bloc in the country in 2020 after being surpassed by Hispanic voters for the first time. But organizers and researchers emphasized that the Black voters — historically loyal to Democrats and with the second-highest turnout rates across racial and ethnic groups — were the cornerstone of Biden's win and the future of the country.

Historic turnout among young voters forecasts increased progressivism, youth engagement

November 18th, 2020 - 2:00am
Ben Wessel, the executive director of the progressive advocacy group NextGen America, told reporters on Thursday that young people's advocacy, voter mobilization on social media and youth organizer efforts helped spur the highest turnout of youth voters the country has ever seen — even surpassing the surge of young voters in 2008.

Democratic candidate sues Clark County after commission declines to certify his 10-vote victory, instead pursues special election

November 17th, 2020 - 7:15pm
Democratic candidate Ross Miller has filed a lawsuit over the Clark County Commission’s decision not to certify the results of the election for the District C seat on the board — a race he initially won by 10 votes out of more than 150,000 cast.

Trump campaign files lawsuit asking judge to overturn or annul Nevada’s presidential election results

November 17th, 2020 - 3:50pm
The lawsuit, which was filed in Carson City District Court Tuesday afternoon, is the latest legal challenge filed by the Trump campaign and Republican groups over Nevada and Clark County’s general election processes and procedures. Final vote tallies released over the weekend and certified by counties on Monday gave former Vice President Joe Biden a 33,596 vote, or 2.39 percentage point, lead over Trump in the state.

Republican congressional, state Senate candidates request new election in lawsuit alleging voter fraud

November 17th, 2020 - 12:18pm
Attorneys representing Jim Marchant, the Republican congressional candidate who lost to incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford in the 2020 election, and April Becker, a Republican state Senate candidate who narrowly lost to state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, filed the lawsuit in Clark County District Court on Monday seeking a court-ordered new election over alleged inadequacies and voter fraud in the 2020 election process.

Nevada grows majority-female Legislature after 2020 election, with more than 60 percent of seats to be filled by women

Assembly Majority Floor Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson, right, speaks with Deputy Minority Whip Robin Titus, on Friday, July 31, 2020 during the first day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City.
November 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
In total, the 42-seat state Assembly will have 27 female lawmakers and 14 male lawmakers, including 19 female Democrats and eight female Republicans. In the 21-member state Senate, men will hold 10 seats and females will hold 11 (two Republicans and nine Democrats). Women held 33 of the 63 seats in the 2019 Legislature, hitting the majority mark after two female Assembly members (Rochelle Nguyen and Bea Duran) were appointed to vacant positions by the Clark County Commission in December 2019.

Sharron Angle-backed group files emergency request for court to block certification of election results over alleged voter fraud

November 16th, 2020 - 6:16pm
Sharron Angle and the group filed a similar lawsuit in September, seeking a stop to Nevada’s planned expansion of mail-in ballots ahead of the 2020 election, but that request was rejected by both a District Court judge and the state Supreme Court, which said the group failed to provide any “concrete evidence” that the expanded mail voting plan would result in voter fraud.

Clark County calls for re-vote in commission race decided by 10 ballots; discrepancies outnumber victory margin

November 16th, 2020 - 4:02pm
Clark County commissioners have certified all the results of the general election — except in the race for the commission seat representing District C, where ballot discrepancies outnumber Democrat Ross Miller’s 10-vote victory and a special election will be held.

Polls show how Latino voters helped drive Biden win in Nevada, though Trump gained ground since 2016

November 16th, 2020 - 2:00am
With Trump's gains among Latino voters across the country, notably in Florida and Texas where Trump won and even in Nevada where Biden prevailed, organizers again pushed back against the myth of a monolithic “Latino vote” and emphasized the need for diverse and targeted outreach after a history of inadequate efforts from campaigns.

Biden’s victory, key House wins upheld Nevada’s blue wall while Republicans chipped away at it down ballot

November 15th, 2020 - 2:00am
Nevada, of course, mattered to both campaigns this election cycle. It’s why the Trump campaign focused on building out its Nevada operation long before there was even a Democratic presidential nominee. It’s why Joe Biden’s campaign doubled down on its voter outreach this summer when it felt like the contest was narrowing.

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