Tag Archives: Nevada

NEVADA: Sanders Holds Lead Heading Into Caucus

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the presidential field by a solid margin among likely Democratic caucus-goers heading into Nevada’s four-day early voting period, but all six of the candidates actively campaigning in the state this week earned double-digit support according to The Nevada Poll™. Sanders led the pack with 25 percent of respondents expressing support, …

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Sanders Again Chastises Supporters About Harassment

“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. “We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders, after leaders of the …

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Nevada Paper Endorses Klobuchar And Biden, Claims Sanders “Simply Guarantees A Trump Second Term”

From the editorial board of the Las Vegas Sun: Democrats see an urgent need to defeat Donald Trump and save our nation from an autocrat. We agree, which is why we’re endorsing Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Nevada caucuses. Pete Buttigieg has all the right values in place, and appeals with his intellect …

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Nevada Dems Won’t Use Iowa’s Caucus App After All

Axios reports: Nevada’s Democrats say their Feb. 22 caucus will not use the same vote-tallying app that’s being blamed for the unprecedented delay reporting Monday’s Iowa caucus results. CNN previously reported Nevada would. When software introductions fail as badly as Iowa’s just did, engineers typically “roll back” their system to its last previously functioning state. For Nevada’s Democrats, that’s likely …

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Bloomberg Declines To File For Nevada Caucus

Reuters reports: Nevada Democrats will not be able to caucus for Michael Bloomberg next month. The former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate failed to file with the Nevada State Democratic Party by a Jan. 1 deadline, the party announced Thursday morning. Bloomberg is intending to bypass the four early voting states, including Nevada, which will be third …

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New Polls: Joe Biden Far Out Front In SC, Tied In NV

CNN reports: Our first CNN/SSRS polls of the South Carolina Democratic primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses show two very different races. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a large 37% to 16% advantage over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in South Carolina among likely Democratic primary voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 11%. No one else gets above 5%. This …

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DNC To Iowa And Nevada: Scrap The Caucus-By-Phone

The Associated Press reports: The Democratic National Committee will recommend scrapping state plans to offer virtual, telephone-based caucuses in 2020 due to security concerns, sources tell The Associated Press. The final choice whether to allow virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada is up to the party’s powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee. But opposition from DNC’s executive and staff leadership makes …

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Iowa And Nevada To Allow Caucus Voting By Phone

The Associated Press reports: Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties. The tele-caucus systems, the result of a mandate from the Democratic National Committee, are …

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NEVADA: Explosion At University Dorm, Three Injured

NBC News reports: Police at University of Nevada, Reno say they’re responding to a “utilities accident” following reports of an explosion at a dormitory. Authorities said Friday that police officers and firefighters were on scene and advised people to stay away.  Photos posted to social media showed extensive damage spanning multiple floors of a dormitory. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: Three …

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NEVADA: Dem Gov Vetoes Bill To Drop Electoral College

The Nevada Independent reports: Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued his first veto out of the 2019 legislative session, rejecting a proposal that would have pledged Nevada’s six electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote for the presidency. AB186 proved a divisive one in the Legislature that elicited some of the closest votes in the session. Proponents argued that …

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Nevada To Join Movement Away From Electoral College

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: Nevada is now on the cusp of joining the nationwide push to elect the president purely by popular vote. The state Senate on Tuesday passed Assembly Bill 186, which would see the Silver State join a compact with 15 others that have agreed to award their presidential votes to the winner of the national popular vote. …

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NEVADA: Dem Gov Signs Ban On “Gay Panic” Defense

The Nevada Current reports: The bill, SB 97, was sponsored by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on behalf of the Nevada Youth Legislature and bans the “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense, which attempts to reduce sentences for alleged criminals by arguing that their violent actions were provoked or justified because their knowledge of the victim’s sexual orientation or gender …

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NEVADA: Gay Dem Senate Majority Leader Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Personal Use Of Campaign Funds

The Nevada Independent reports: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson is expected to resign from the Legislature on Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal charges of misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. The sudden resignation marks a precipitous fall for Atkinson, the state’s third African-American and first openly gay Senate majority leader. A …

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NEVADA: Dead Pimp Elected To State Assembly

The Associated Press reports: A Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Dennis Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday in the race for Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert in …

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NEVADA: 12 Family Members Of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Blast Him As Lying Carpetbagger In Op-Ed

Talking Points Memo reports: Adam Laxalt, the Republican running for governor in Nevada, was targeted by 12 of his family members in a brutal op-ed detailing the personal and professional reasons they say he is unfit for office. Laxalt is no stranger to familial drama, having been fathered by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) with the much-younger daughter of his peer, …

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NEVADA: Dead “Pro-Trump Pimp” Likely To Win Election

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: The notices posted at the polling places where Dennis Hof’s name will appear on the ballot — despite his death on Tuesday — will unlikely deter Republican voters from casting ballots in his favor on Nov. 6. “I would venture to guess that there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll be elected,” said John Koenig, …

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NEVADA: “Pro-Trump Pimp” Found Dead In His Brothel

Las Vegas’s ABC affiliate reports: Nevada brothel owner and GOP Assembly candidate Dennis Hof has died. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hof’s death Tuesday morning at the Love Ranch in Crystal, outside of Pahrump. Detectives and deputies are currently on scene and conducting an investigation into his death. Hof was 72 years old. His cause of death is unknown …

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NEVADA: New Poll Show Dead Heat In Senate Race

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: September’s poll shows Democrat Steve Sisolak now holds a 2 percentage point advantage over Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt in Nevada’s hard-fought governor’s race. Laxalt had less than a 1 percentage point lead over Sisolak in July’s survey. About 15 percent of polled voters remain undecided about the race. Democrat Jacky Rosen, the first-term congresswoman from …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban On Legal Sports Betting

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, allowing more states to get in on the action and reap the tax benefits. The court struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: …

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NEVADA: Son Of Cliven Bundy To Run For Governor

The Nevada Independent reports: Ryan Bundy, the son of controversial Mesquite-area rancher Cliven Bundy, plans to run for governor in 2018. Bundy told The Nevada Independent in an interview on Thursday that he plans to file to run for governor as an independent on March 14, and will run on the same state sovereignty principles that made him and his …

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