Tag Archives: Nevada

“Power Slap” Event Vows No Deaths Or Brain Injuries

The Insider reports: “You will make sure no one dies?” Nevada State Athletic Commission chief Stephen Cloobeck asked UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell at a regulatory meeting Insider attended Wednesday in Las Vegas. “That is priority one, two, three,” Campbell said, counting all the way to ten. “That goes without saying. One of the reasons we tested this was …

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BREAKING: Democrats To Retain Control Of Senate As Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Wins Nevada Senate Race

NBC News reports: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina elected to the Senate, will hold onto her seat in Nevada after enduring a bruising campaign against Republican Adam Laxalt, who fell short of ousting the Democrat despite severe midterm headwinds, NBC News projects. In the campaign’s closing days, Laxalt hammered a strict partisan message, vowing not to work with …

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QAnon Election Denier Loses Nevada Sec Of State Race

Las Vegas’s CBS affiliate reports: Democrat Cisco Aguilar has won the race to become Nevada’s next secretary of state, defeating Republican and election denier Jim Marchant. Aguilar, a lawyer and former chair of the Nevada Athletic Commission, did not have a primary challenger. Marchant did not accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and lost his race as the …

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Trump Pick Joe Lombardo Wins Nevada Gov Race

CNN reports: Republican Joe Lombardo, the popular sheriff of Clark County, will defeat Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak after arguing that he did not do enough to get the economy moving after the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sisolak conceded Thursday evening before the race had been called. Lombardo was one of the rare GOP candidates backed by both Trump …

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Nevada GOP Chair Testifies On Fake Electors Scheme

NBC News reports: The chairman of Nevada’s Republican Party says he testified before the House committee investigating the events leading up to the assault on the nation’s Capitol in 2021. “Yes, I was called before them. I answered the subpoena,” Michael McDonald said in an interview. The subpoena requesting documents and testimony, which the Jan. 6 committee issued in January, …

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POLL: Cortez Masto +1 Over Laxalt In NV Senate Race

The Hill reports: Incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) holds a 1-point lead in her reelection bid over Republican Adam Laxalt, according to a new Suffolk University-USA Today poll. The poll, released on Tuesday, found Cortez Masto garnered the support of 45 percent of likely voters, compared to Laxalt’s 44 percent — a statistic well within the survey’s margin of …

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Cultists Force Ballot Hand Count In Nevada County

The Associated Press reports: A county in Nevada started an unprecedented hand count of its midterm election ballots Wednesday, a process fueled by voting machine conspiracy theories, amid concerns about early results being leaked ahead of Election Day. Nye County, a scrub brush-dotted old silver mining region between Las Vegas and Reno, got clearance for the count from the Nevada …

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WaPo: “Election Chaos” Is Already Underway In Nevada

The Washington Post reports: If the midterm elections degenerate into chaos in a couple of weeks — a very real possibility — then Nevada is poised to lead the way. Indeed, the chaos here has already begun. The election supervisors in 10 of the state’s 17 counties have already quit, been forced out or announced their departures. Lower-level election workers …

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Pastor Gets Five Years For Nude Photos Of Student

Las Vegas’s NBC affiliate reports: A former photography teacher convicted of forcing a student to pose nude for photos will spend the next five years in prison. The sentence was handed down by Judge Jacqueline Stam. Jeffrey Whiston, 44, was arrested in mid-April after the girl told friends about what happened. The student told investigators she agreed to meet the …

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Family Of NV Senate Nominee Backs Dem Incumbent

The Nevada Independent reports: Fourteen members of Republican Senate candidate and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s family announced Wednesday that they would collectively endorse his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, in the heated race for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat. The three-page letter, obtained by The Nevada Independent, does not mention Laxalt by name or his Senate campaign, focusing …

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Cortez Masto +2 Over Laxalt In New Nevada Senate Poll

USA Today reports: Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the most endangered Democratic senator on the ballot on Nov. 8, holds the smallest of leads over Republican challenger Adam Laxalt, 46%-44%, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. Laxalt has shown momentum since the USA TODAY Network survey in August, narrowing a seven percentage-point gap after hammering his rival on the …

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Trump Pick Adam Laxalt +2 In Nevada Senate Poll

The Nevada Independent reports: Nevada’s top-of-the-ticket Democratic incumbents Gov. Steve Sisolak and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly trail their respective Republican opponents, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and former Attorney General Adam Laxalt, according to a new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights likely voters poll released Sunday. In the high-profile U.S. Senate race, where outside groups are spending tens of millions …

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Mail Voting Opponent Has Voted By Mail Multiple Times

CNN reports: The Republican candidate aiming to run Nevada’s elections has called to end mail voting by falsely claiming the voting method is rife with fraud. But public voting records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show he voted by mail multiple times, including while living in one state and voting in another. Jim Marchant, the GOP nominee for secretary of state, …

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Dem Incumbent Surges To +7 In Nevada US Senate Poll

USA Today reports: In Nevada, incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto leads her Republican opponent, Adam Laxalt, by seven percentage points (45%-38%), according to a new poll conducted by Suffolk University and the Reno Gazette-Journal. Cortez Masto’s latest polling numbers are a significant voter swing in her favor. In April, in a hypothetical matchup prior to winning the Nevada Republican …

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QAnon NV Gov Candidate Sues After Losing Primary

The Nevada Independent reports: Attorney Joey Gilbert has filed an election contest lawsuit after initial results, and then a subsequent recount made at his request, showed he lost the Republican governor primary by about 26,000 votes to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Robert Beadles, a cryptocurrency millionaire and activist who funded the recount, wrote on his website that the lawsuit …

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FBI Seizes NV GOP Chair’s Phone In Fake Electors Probe

Las Vegas’s CBS affiliate reports: FBI agents served a search warrant Wednesday on Nevada’s top GOP official, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team’s George Knapp. Agents seized the cell phone of state Republican chairman Michael McDonald, reportedly as part of an investigation into the fake elector scheme initiated at the end of the 2020 presidential election. The Nevada Republican …

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QAnon Nutbag Wins Nevada GOP Sec Of State Primary

NPR reports: Jim Marchant, a former Nevada state lawmaker who has made Donald Trump’s baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election a cornerstone of his own campaign, is the Republican nominee to oversee voting in the swing state, according to a race call by The Associated Press. Marchant becomes the latest election-denying GOP candidate to take a step closer …

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Trump Pick Joe Lombardo Wins Nevada Gov Primary

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo emerged from a crowded field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Nevada governor, leading with more than 40 percent of the votes that had been counted as of Tuesday night. Lombardo’s closest rival, Reno attorney Joey Gilbert, had 26 percent of the vote, according to statewide results posted …

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Trump Pick Adam Laxalt Wins Nevada Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has won the state’s Republican Senate primary, NBC News projects, fending off a late challenge from retired Army Capt. Sam Brown. Laxalt, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 56 percent of the vote just after 1 a.m. ET, while Brown, whose prospects had risen in recent weeks amid …

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Trumpworld Floods Nevada To Boost Senate Candidate

NBC News reports: Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt served as a fierce foot soldier in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results. Now, he’s getting rewarded for that loyalty. In the closing days before Tuesday’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, the Trump cavalry has arrived. Friday night, Donald Trump Jr. holds a rally for Laxalt in …

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