Republican challenger Joe Heck ended the congressional career of Democrat Dina Titus after just one term. Heck pulled out a 1,922-vote victory in Congressional District 3 with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.
Heck, a physician and former state senator, earned 48.16 percent of the vote to Titus’s 47.44 percent. Heck had 128,703 votes while Titus collected 126,781 votes. Three other minor party candidates split the remaining votes.
11:11 P.M. POST
Democratic Rep. Dina Titus has begun to chip away at the small lead built by Republican challenger Joe Heck in the race for Congressional District 3.
With 55.8 percent of the precincts reporting, Titus now trails Heck by 2,029 votes. Heck has 48.27 percent of the vote, Titus, seeking a second two-year term, has 47.43 percent of the votes. Three other minor party candidates split the remaining votes.
10:50 P.M. POST
As results slowly trickled in from the Clark County Election Department, Republican Joe Heck slowly extended his lead over incumbent Rep. Dina Titus in the race for Congressional District 3.
With 43 percent of the precincts reporting, Heck held a 2,517-vote edge over Titus, one-term Democrat. Heck had 48.47 percent of the vote to Titus’s 47.37 percent. Three other minor party candidates split the remaining votes.
10:30 P.M. POST
Democrats in the Nevada State Senate appear headed toward a loss of one seat in the upper house of the Legislature, but they will still retain a one-seat majority over the Republicans.
In Senate District 5, Democrat incumbent Joyce Woodhouse is losing to Republican challenger Michael Roberson with almost 33 percent of the precincts reporting. Roberson has 52 percent of the vote to Woodhouse’s 48 percent.
In Senate District 8, Republican incumbent Barbara Cegavske is defeating Democrat Tammy Peterson, 57 percent to 43 percent with 42 percent of the precincts reporting.
In Senate District 9, Republican Elizabeth Halseth holds 50 percent to 44.5 percent lead over Democrat Benny Yerushalmi with 24 percent of the precincts reporting. Third party candidate Tom Jones has 5 percent of the vote. Halseth defeated incumbent Dennis Nolan in the Republican primary.
10:18 P.M. POST
Several judicial races were turning into close contests in Clark County.
Embattled Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo was losing by 104 votes to attorney Janiece Marshall in the race for his Department 3 seat with about 28 percent of the votes counted.
Meanwhile, in Clark County District Court Dept. 30, attorney Michael Davidson had a 134-vote lead over attorney Jerry Wiese with almost 27 percent of the vote counted.
In Clark County District Court Dept. 31, attorney Joanna Kishner held a less than 1,000-vote lead over attorney Phil Dabney.
9:45 P.M. POST
Incumbent Clark County Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Susan Brager appeared headed toward re-election tonight and it appears they will be joined by former school board member Mary Beth Scow.
The three women, all Democrats, had healthy leads over their Republican opponents. Scow will win the seat being vacated by Rory Reid, who lost his race for governor.
9:30 P.M. POST
Republican challenger Joe Heck has stretched his lead over Democratic Rep. Dina Titus in Congressional District 3 with roughly 20 percent of the vote counted.
Heck has 92,060 votes, or 48.4 percent, while Titus has 90,743 votes, or 47.7 percent.
9:10 P.M. POST
Republican Brian Sandoval has been elected Governor of Nevada, becoming the first Hispanic ever to hold the state’s top position.
Sandoval, a state legislator, attorney general and federal judge, was easily defeating Democratic Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid.
The Review-Journal called the race for Sandoval based on his nearly 5,000-vote lead in Clark County, Reid’s home base, and a 16,000-vote advantage in Washoe County. ——
8:30 P.M. POST
Three of Nevada’s constitutional officers were re-elected tonight based on the results of early voting. Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller and Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto easily coasted to new four-year terms.
The fates of two other constitutional officers, Democratic State Controller Kim Wallin and Democratic State Treasurer Kate Marshall, were still in question. Wallin had 49.2 percent and Republican Barry Herr had 42.3 percent.
Marshall was leading Republican Steve Martin, 50.2 percent to 43.3 percent. In Congressional District 2, which represents rural and Northern Nevada, Republican Rep. Dean Heller has 62.7 percent of the vote and was coasting to a third term.
8:15 P.M. POST
Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley has won a seventh term in Congress representing District 1 in Las Vegas. Berkley had 61.5 percent of the early vote while Republican Kenneth Wegner had 35.9 percent in the heavily Democratic District.
8 P.M. POST
With early votes tallied in Clark County Congressional District 3, Republican Joe Heck leads Democratic incumbent Dina Titus by 399 votes.
Heck, a former state senator, has 80,665 votes, of 48.2 percent. Titus, who is seeking a second two-year term, has 80,266 votes, of 48 percent. Three other minor candidates have a little more than 6,000 votes. Early voting in Clark County ended last Friday.
7:30 P.M. POST
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and District Attorney David Roger were easily reelected Tuesday to new four-year terms. Both law enforcement candidates had overwhelming support when early votes were counted.
Gillespie won his second stint in office when he was leading patrol officer Laurie Bisch, 66 percent to 34 percent. Roger, in winning a third term, was beating former Judge Don Chairez, 53 percent to 47 percent.
7:10 P.M. POST
Secretary of State Ross Miller said voting was still taking place at polling locations in Washoe and Elko counties, meaning results anywhere will not be released until polls are closed everywhere. He said that was Nevada policy.
6:58 P.M. POST
Statewide election results will be delayed due to long lines in the Elko County town of Spring Creek. On his Twitter feed, Secretary of State Ross Miller wrote, “results are ready in many counties but no results will post until all polls closed statewide – still lines in some locations.”
Miller’s spokeswoman Pam duPre told The Associated Press it’s not clear how long the delay might be. She says every voter in line will be allowed to vote.
6:30 P.M. POST
Democrats hoping to celebrate Tuesday night are taking roost in the nearly 52,000-square-foot Bristlecone Ballroom at the Aria.
According to Review-Journal reporter Richard Lake, the room is cavernous, but is right now being dominated by the media. The bulk of the estimated 200 people are members of the press.
Two monstrous television screens flank the stage up front, and flat screen televisions line the walls, with the national news channels showing election results from around the country. So far, the only candidate spotted is Secretary of State Ross Miller.
The room is decorated with blue, white and silver balloons. Two cash bars and massive tables of finger foods greet folks when they enter.
Bottled water sells for $5, Red Bull costs $9, and beer is $8 or $9, depending on whether it’s foreign or domestic.
The food is free. There are spreads of cookies and brownies and fruit and crackers and bread and veggies and dips of all sorts.
6:15 P.M. POST
A power outage at Schofield Middle School won’t delay statewide election results.
Secretary of State Ross Miller, on his Twitter account, said any voters still in line when polls close at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Miller said a few minutes later the issue had been resolved.
An official with the Clark County Election Department, said power to the school located near Wigwam Avenue and Spencer Street, went out at about 6 p.m. when a transformer in the area malfunctioned.
However, Maria Tsarouhas, election program supervisor with the county, said emergency ballots and a generator had been sent out to the school.
“It’s being handled,” she said.
Contact reporter Howard Stutz at email@example.com or 702-477-3871.SLIDESHOWS
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