Follow the Money: Energy industry donors contributed more than $400,000 to lawmakers ahead of 2021 session
Cortez Masto, Lee top prior first-quarter fundraising tallies as congressional campaigns eye 2022 midterms
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Rosen raises $340,000 in the first quarter
Rep. Steven Horsford announces $363,000 in first quarter fundraising
Rep. Susie Lee reports raising more than $600,000 through first quarter of 2021
Follow the Money: Tracking more than $607,000 in legislative campaign contributions from lawyers, legal groups
Nevada Republicans vote to censure SOS Cegavske over voter fraud allegations
April 10th, 2021 - 4:50pm
Members of the central committee voted to approve the censure on a 126-112 vote on Saturday during the party’s spring meeting in Carson City, sources told The Nevada Independent. The censure also banned Cegavske from party membership, endorsements or resources for “the intense dishonor her failures brought upon the Nevada Republican Party.”
Cortez Masto raised $2.3 million last quarter
April 9th, 2021 - 12:13pm
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) raised $2.3 million in the first quarter of the year, a Nevada record for federal office this early in the campaign cycle, leaving her re-election campaign with $4.66 million in cash on hand, her campaign will announce later Friday.
Lawmakers advance bill that could make Nevada first presidential nominating state, but many challenges remain
April 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Members of the Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee voted along party-lines to approve AB126 on Thursday, the bill from Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson to end Nevada’s presidential caucus and replace it with a primary election that would leapfrog other states to the front of the nominating calendar.
Lawyers argue before Nevada Supreme Court over close Clark County Commission race
April 7th, 2021 - 5:31pm
The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in a months-long case over an exceptionally close Clark County Commission race, with lawyers arguing whether discrepancies in the voting process met the definition of an election being “prevented.”
Lawmakers debate expanding automatic voter registration, implementing top-down registration system
April 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
On the heels of a transition to automatic voter registration (AVR) at the DMV and same-day voter registration, lawmakers are considering bills that proponents say further streamline civic participation and bring more Nevadans into the process.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee switches parties over ‘Socialist takeover of the Nevada Democratic Party’
Follow the Money: Breaking down more than $769,000 in gaming-industry spending on legislative campaigns
Permanent expanded mail-in voting, straight ticket ballots draw partisan fire in Legislature
April 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The fight over how Nevada conducts elections may have subsided since last year’s election but roared back in full view on Thursday, as state lawmakers held hearings on two measures that drew partisan battle lines and could have a profound effect on election cycles in the state.
Assembly to review election contest filed by defeated GOP candidate
March 29th, 2021 - 3:04pm
Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas) on Monday appointed three lawmakers — Democrats Steve Yeager and Sandra Jauregui and Republican Tom Roberts — to serve on an election contest committee to review a complaint submitted by former Republican Assembly candidate Cheryl Arrington. She lost her bid for an Assembly seat to current office-holder Elaine Marzola (D-Las Vegas) by 1,197 votes, or four percentage points.
Follow the Money: Breaking down more than $840,000 in legislative campaign contributions from business interests
Follow the Money: Breaking down $1.7 million in legislative campaign spending from PACs, political groups and politicians
March 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Of more than $10.6 million spent on Nevada legislative races in the 2020 cycle, no single group of donors, corporate or otherwise, spent more money than candidates, politicians and political PACs, which combined for more than $1.7 million spread across 61 of the state’s 63 lawmakers.
Indy Explains: Legislative Democrats’ plan for permanent expanded mail-in voting
March 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
The bill is the the fulfilment of a promise that Frierson made earlier in the session to make the state’s pandemic-induced change to mail balloting in the 2020 election permanent, but is also likely to draw staunch opposition from Republican lawmakers who have denounced the expansion of mail voting and have introduced many of their own election-related proposals.
Most 2020 Nevada election integrity cases resolved without finding of fraud; recent Republican document drop under review
March 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
A log obtained by The Nevada Independent through a public records request shows there were 298 election integrity case files submitted to the secretary of state’s office from the beginning of September through Tuesday. It does not characterize the complexity of any individual case — such as whether a complainant suggested a single improper vote or submitted a spreadsheet alleging thousands of suspicious votes — or offer names of complainants or the accused.