State legislatures in the past few years have made more than 250 attempts to pass laws to roll back voting rights and 22 states have approved such laws, NAACP panelists said in Las Vegas on Tuesday, accusing Republicans of trying to quash the growing minority vote.
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Clark County election officials scrambled late Tuesday night to retrieve the electronic ballots of 127 voters that were left behind when polls closed at the Las Vegas Academy.
All of Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s endorsed candidates won their primary elections Tuesday over an array of tea party contenders, outsiders and uber-conservatives challenging the establishment.
Tuesday’s primary election had the second-lowest voter turnout in Clark County history, 15.79 percent.
The stunning primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R- Va., Tuesday removed one of Sheldon Adelson’s closest Capitol Hill allies from office.
In what appeared to be a protest vote over the lack of a strong challenger to GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval, more Democrats opted for “None Of These Candidates” over the eight actual individuals running for the party nomination.
The 10 contested judicial races on the primary ballot offered few surprises Tuesday, but one Family Court race took an interesting turn. Incomplete results showed former Family Court Judge Lisa Brown leading the Department T race. Las Vegas attorney Maria Maskall followed, narrowly ahead of incumbent Gayle Nathan, who was elected in 2010.
Of the three Clark County School Board seats in the Tuesday primaries, only one race proved to be close. The top two nonpartisan candidates advancing to the general election in District G were at odds long before they filed for the office, which represents southeast Las Vegas and part of Henderson.
All three incumbent Clark County commissioners enjoyed wide leads over their opponents in the Democratic primary Tuesday, easily advancing to the general election.
If the general election resembles Tuesday’s primary, it could soon be the Joe Lombardo show at Metro. But Larry Burns is about to turn up the pressure.
State Sen. Mark Hutchison won a hard-fought GOP primary against Sue Lowden on Tuesday to advance as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in November.
The outcome of the three critical seats which decide which party controls the Nevada Senate won’t be decided until November, but early primary results Tuesday night showed that the Republican efforts to handpick primary candidates in two swing seats succeeded.
Republican Assemblyman Cresent Hardy won Tuesday’s hottest congressional primary, beating his tea party opponent Niger Innis by about 10 percentage points.
Meager voter turnout totals for the primary election might have broken Clark County’s 2008 all-time low turnout record of 14.76 percent, but it was too soon to tell late Tuesday night because of an incomplete report from one polling site.
Although Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is assured of re-election this year, the stakes are still high for the state’s Republican leader in Tuesday’s primary.
As political theater, a staged immigration protest outside U.S. Rep. Joe Heck’s Las Vegas office went exactly as planned.
Nevada voters go to the polls Tuesday at the close of a lack-luster campaign season.
The turnout for early voting in the 2014 primary election was the lowest it has been in years, according to the Nevada secretary of state’s office.
A state judge has ordered an opponent of Republican state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno to pull a TV ad that says the incumbent supported Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his 2010 race against Republican Sharron Angle.
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, heading to Las Vegas to raise money for congressional candidate Niger Innis, said Saturday the influence of the Tea Party is growing despite some losses by primary candidates against incumbents across the nation.
The Clark County Republican Party has filed a complaint with federal election officials against U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., for asking corporations to donate money to Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, a Democrat running for lieutenant governor.
A U.S. District Court judge has disqualified an attorney representing a company suing lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden over a $77,000 bill from her U.S. Senate campaign in 2010.
Already facing welfare fraud allegations, Assembly District 3 candidate Nakia Woodson has also been accused of making loud protests at a church over a financial dispute.