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Cecia Alvarado

Battleground Nevada holds its purple hue, as Republican ‘red wave’ fails to gain traction in midterm elections

In the weeks before Election Day, Republicans across the country and in Nevada appeared poised for significant victories, buoyed by polls indicating GOP wins up and down the ticket. But the much-hyped red wave never materialized.

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Community, nation remember Harry Reid’s legacy

Family, friends and political colleagues honored him as a fierce champion of Nevada and “tough-as-nails” leader who also quietly offered help to those in need and inspired a new generation of leaders.

Latino voters, key in winning Nevada, say they want elected officials who speak out, show up

Latino voters have become increasingly sought after by campaigns vying to capture a community that represents almost 20 percent of Nevada’s eligible voting population. Latino voters were instrumental in helping catapult Sen. Bernie Sanders to victory in the Silver State’s Democratic caucuses earlier this year and propelling a blue wave in the state’s 2018 elections.

Pandemic may narrow Trump, Biden race in Nevada as Republicans campaign in person, Democrats stay virtual

In the time of coronavirus, a significant chunk of Democratic playbook has been torn out and tossed out the window, with campaigns, the party and outside organizations nixing door-knocking from their get-out-the-vote plans in favor of phone banking, text message campaigns and literature drops. Democrats’ absence from the field has been filled by Republicans, who halted in-person campaigning at the beginning of the pandemic but resumed door-knocking and in-person events in June.

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