Been watching early voting a long time and I don’t think I have ever seen Dems win Washoe by 15 points — 49-34. It’… t.co/200TPqdL3O
6 hours 35 min ago.
Washoe and handful of rurals are in. t.co/2sdZXZt78B
7 hours 18 min ago.
Dems had big day in Washoe (Reno), where GOP has 2 percent reg edge. About even after absentees counted, but good s… t.co/GDqZ86COjd
7 hours 49 min ago.
@paulgcauchi @mhickey187 Those are wrong.
8 hours 24 sec ago.
Early voting in the Democratic stronghold of Clark County is going to be at least triple what it was in 2014. Looks… t.co/6S3Z4XxREy
8 hours 57 min ago.
Some early voting sites in Vegas don’t close until 8.
9 hours 8 min ago.
Clark turnout was at 27,000 at 5PM. It was 10,000 after the first day in 2014.
9 hours 15 min ago.
First real votes in, from rurals: 2-to-1 GOP out of a few thousand cast. Not unexpected. t.co/1jLvlwmYB1
9 hours 32 min ago.
This is where county by county turnout numbers will post. And I will have analysis on my blog. t.co/S8g5PEZgmZ
10 hours 9 min ago.
Also final reg numbers out:
Dems have 75K lead statewide, 137K in Clark.
10 hours 43 min ago.
NEWS: Clark County turnout was 22,000 as of 3 PM, more than TWICE what it was entire first day in 2014 and 4,000 mo… t.co/My1FYuPMdR
10 hours 47 min ago.
Get ready. t.co/o44GuvUdPq
11 hours 10 min ago.
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State Sen. Debbie Smith will not be in Carson City as the session begins because of what she told friends is a "serious health issue." Here's what she sent to friends last night -- it does not sound good: Friends, I wanted you to know I have a serious health situation unfolding. There will be a press release Monday morning but I wanted to tell you first. I am leaving town for more tests and will let you know when I know more. I'm not going to be at the swearing in and will most likely be...