Democrats have larger lead in Clark County than in '08, may get close to 90K lead in state

The Democrats now have a larger voter registration edge over Republicans in populous Clark County than in 2008, when the party swept to top-to-bottom victories.

The numbers continue to make Mitt Romney's path to victory very difficult and Dean Heller's road to a full Senate term quite problematic. Barack Obama won Clark by 19 percentage points in 2008 en route to a smashing 12-point statewide win. I doubt he'll do that this cycle, but if he wins by 12 to 14, he will win the state pretty easily.

The latest Clark County numbers show the Democrats now have a 125,441-voter lead. It was 125,218 in '08. Considering how different the world is -- not so hopey and changey --  that is remarkable.

The statewide edge, as of yesterday, is a little more than 86,000. And they are still counting thousands of new registrations in Clark

County-by-county below, courtesy of SOS.

Active Voters BY COUNTY AND PARTY

County Name

Democrat

Green Party

Independent American Party

Libertarian Party

Non-Partisan

Other (All Others)

Republican

Total

Carson City

8,429

52

1,320

173

3,875

151

11,552

25,552

Churchill

2,751

8

627

61

1,609

31

6,669

11,756

Clark

385,150

0

37,051

5,292

149,813

4,479

261,361

843,146

Douglas

7,205

67

1,310

207

4,066

88

15,172

28,115

Elko

3,687

15

802

111

2,842

50

10,192

17,699

Esmeralda

133

1

48

8

67

3

326

586

Eureka

138

1

61

5

108

4

628

945

Humboldt

1,461

4

280

52

1,014

25

3,368

6,204

Lander

584

1

107

9

383

12

1,482

2,578

Lincoln

819

6

121

11

308

5

1,521

2,791

Lyon

8,084

70

2,014

223

4,681

148

13,911

29,131

Mineral

1,130

2

142

16

316

8

1,037

2,651

Nye

8,207

27

1,660

170

4,083

74

11,221

25,442

Pershing

679

0

89

17

406

6

1,112

2,309

Storey

745

6

159

22

432

6

1,234

2,604

Washoe

89,877

915

11,548

1,953

41,993

1,549

91,497

239,332

White Pine

1,559

6

239

28

726

9

2,030

4,597

Total

520,638

1,181

57,578

8,358

216,722

6,760

434,313

1,245,438