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Meet the new, 'independent' Nevada

April 7th, 2021 - 3:01pm
The trends here are clear: The Democratic lead in statewide voter registration has decreased by about 40 percent over the last four cycles and non-major-party registration has increased by 50 percent.

Say goodbye to the most effective Democratic Party in the country

March 8th, 2021 - 8:35am
Almost a decade ago, Nevada’s Establishment Republicans had a problem.

Legislative Coverage

Check out our comprehensive, wall-to-wall coverage of the 2021 Legislature

It's time to make Nevada matter even more

February 2nd, 2021 - 2:42pm
As the founder of the #WeMatter Caucus, I was thrilled to read this great piece by the AP’s Michelle Price on Nevada’s effort to go first before Iowa and New Hampshire in the Democratic presidential nominating process.

How we will cover the Legislature

February 1st, 2021 - 11:31am
The biennial ritual begins today in Carson City — they come (or Zoom), they see, they legislate.


Titus prepared remarks: "Without evidence, they are seeking to overturn the will of Nevadans"

Dina Titus at a podium in a blue shirt and tan jacket
January 7th, 2021 - 8:59am
I have obtained her remarks she was set to deliver, and the former poli sci professor does not disappoint.

Biden flips CD3 blue, but Nevada congressional districts about to change

December 9th, 2020 - 2:51pm
President-elect Joe Biden won Nevada’s swing congressional district by only .2 percentage points and the other semi-competitive district by 3.9 points, below the Democratic registration advantages and behind the incumbents who were re-elected.

The early voting blog

October 22nd, 2020 - 11:00am
Elections are about many things — candidates, campaigns, issues. But, ultimately, elections are about math.

Our first judicial race evaluations are live

Lady Justice perched atop the Nevada Supreme Court building
October 21st, 2020 - 9:33am
We have updated our judicial race section with analysis on three races — the first of dozens that will go live this week — for the contests for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Eighth Judicial District Court Dept. 19.

Voter issues tip line is live

October 20th, 2020 - 12:52pm
It’s an election year like no other, and ProPublica has a crowdsourcing operation to track voter problems. The Nevada Independent is supporting the effort to gather tips from voters so we can report on voting experiences — good, bad or ugly — leading up to and on Election Day.

Want to know more about judicial races? Don't vote yet!

October 20th, 2020 - 7:41am
I know it’s too late for about 13 percent of Clark County voters, who already have cast ballots without the full benefit of our judicial race project. There are dozens of judicial races on the ballot this cycle, and we want you to be as informed as possible.

Vegas PBS hired PR firm to oversee and host news program

October 13th, 2020 - 2:47pm
The PBS brand of journalism has been the gold standard for decades.

Poll: Biden up 5 in Nevada

September 28th, 2020 - 7:00am
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 5 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, according to a pollster who found the same lead a month ago and the fourth public survey in a month to show a similar advantage for the Democratic nominee.

New Democratic poll shows Biden up 4 in Nevada

September 25th, 2020 - 8:36am
It’s that time of year when presidential race surveys start appearing on a regular basis, and my biennial caveat applies: Not all polls are created equal.

Setting the record straight

September 10th, 2020 - 11:34am
I tend to not waste much time on the inevitable debate over debates or on political hacks doing what they inevitably do.

Poll: Biden up by 5 in Nevada

September 1st, 2020 - 7:00am
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 5 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, according to the first public poll in the state in nearly five months.

Nevada SOS has "no concerns" that Post Office can conduct mostly mail ballot election

A ballot cast in a mailbox
August 14th, 2020 - 2:53pm
When I saw that CBS News and The Washington Post were reporting on letters from the United States Post Office being sent to states and declaring voters “could be disenfranchised,” I naturally wanted to see what was said about Nevada. With the distortions and lies being told about our mostly mail election by President Trump and his minions, I was curious whether the problem here was real or imagined.

Pence to Sisolak: Trump's slowing of testing comment was a "passing observation"

June 22nd, 2020 - 11:06am
After President Trump said during his Tulsa speech that he had ordered a slowdown in COVID-19 testing, the White House tried to do damage control by asserting the president was joking.

The attempts to cast doubt on Nevada's elections

June 2nd, 2020 - 1:06pm
Note: This blog will track efforts to use rhetoric and the court system to try to cause voters to lose faith in Nevada's elections. Nothing in politics is more insidious.

Why we covered two journalist arrests during Strip protest

May 30th, 2020 - 4:02pm
You may have seen our story of two photojournalists being arrested during Strip protests of George Floyd’s killing.

What Happened Here: A six-part series on COVID-19 in Nevada

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