Election 2020 | Legislature | Local Government

Candidate filing closes, sets battlegrounds for control of Legislature, congressional races

Dozens of candidates — including 52 in populous Clark County — waited until the final day of the filing period to declare their candidacy. The end of filing means that campaign season — though hampered by the spread of the novel coronavirus — is officially underway ahead of the June 9 primary election and Nov. 3 general election.

Election 2020 | Elections

Program aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity, misinformation risks to elections

February 28th, 2020 - 2:00am
The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy designed the program, which they are bringing to all 50 states prior to the November 2020 general election. On Tuesday, the initiative made its stop in Nevada, where its panel of experts was joined on the UNLV campus by a state elections official who warned that a new Nevada law might delay election results.

Election 2020 | Elections

Black voters in Nevada seek candidates who understand, are likely to act on their top issues

February 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
Although Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerged as the definitive frontrunner after Nevada’s first-in-the-West caucus, he’s not leading with black voters — a pattern that showed in Nevada and could have implications in the coming South Carolina primary and beyond. 39 percent of black voters who caucused opted for former Vice President Joe Biden compared to 27 percent for Sanders, according to early entrance polls of the Nevada Caucus.

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Indy 2020: Sanders wins what may be Nevada’s last Democratic presidential caucus

February 25th, 2020 - 8:00am
Well, we made it! I was trying to do the math and I think, conservatively, I’ve been working somewhere in the ballpark of 96 hours a week since the beginning of the month, written some 40-plus stories and done some two dozen TV and radio hits. I am incredibly sleep-deprived and so ready for the world’s longest nap, but it’s been a rewarding experience and I’m grateful to all the Indy’s loyal readers for following along — and to my colleagues for helping me out on the 2020 beat this last week.

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After Iowa, Nevada Democrats entirely redesigned their caucus process in two weeks — and it mostly worked

February 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
On Caucus Day, precinct chairs opened the covers on the party-purchased iPads they had been assigned to reveal a browser-based Google Form tool, which they used to step-by-step report the results from in-person attendees and reveal the results from early voters. Precinct chairs who had been fretting for days about whether it was all going to work were pleasantly surprised.

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Live Blog: Nevadans turn out to caucus

February 22nd, 2020 - 9:55am
Months of organizing and television ads, a frantic two-week rush after New Hampshire, and Nevada Democrats are finally heading to caucus on Saturday morning to determine allocation of the state’s 36 unpledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Although the delegate haul is small, almost all of the party’s presidential hopefuls have made a concentrated effort to perform well in the caucus to continue or regain their campaign’s momentum.

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PHOTOS: Candidates make last pitch to voters ahead of Saturday caucus

February 22nd, 2020 - 9:04am
Outside of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who held events in Elko and Reno, every major Democratic candidate held their events Friday evening throughout the Las Vegas valley. Even President Donald Trump, who is avoiding a competitive primary in the state, held a mass rally Friday afternoon in Las Vegas while predicting chaotic results from the Democratic process.