Nevada

  1. It doesn’t affect the swing state’s presidential race, but here’s an odd election-day story from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

    Clark County District Judge Rob Bare ruled late Monday the candidacy of Assembly District 9 Democrat Andrew Martin “is not valid,” casting into doubt whether he can take office even if he gets more votes than Republican opponent Kelly Hurst.

    The decision came just hours before Election Day and turned in part on testimony of a private detective hired by Hurst, who recorded Martin recharging his Chevrolet Volt at a house outside the district.

    lvrj.com »

  2. Arizona State University’s campus groups, including the Arizona Students’ Association, the Young Democrats, Students for Mitt and Students for Liberty, will be spending election day  posting and distributing election information to encourage voting.
Political science professor Rodolfo Espino told State Press reporter Riis Valcho that Nevada, Ohio and Florida will likely decide the race.
"In my analysis, if Obama wins Ohio, it will be a short night," he said. "But if Romney wins Ohio, look for it to be a long night with Nevada in the west playing a deciding factor."

    Arizona State University’s campus groups, including the Arizona Students’ Association, the Young Democrats, Students for Mitt and Students for Liberty, will be spending election day  posting and distributing election information to encourage voting.

    Political science professor Rodolfo Espino told State Press reporter Riis Valcho that Nevada, Ohio and Florida will likely decide the race.

    "In my analysis, if Obama wins Ohio, it will be a short night," he said. "But if Romney wins Ohio, look for it to be a long night with Nevada in the west playing a deciding factor."

    statepress.com »

  3. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza gives an overview of Nevada's unique situation this campaign cycle: Even in a state with the nation's highest unemployment, the Democratic Party machine that drove Barack Obama to victory in 2008 and Harry Reid to a win in 2010 along with a growing Latino population has many pollsters predicting Nevada staying blue this year (albeit with a smaller margin).

    It’s also worth noting that Nevada, with one exception, has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1912, making one of the premier bellwether states. For a closer look at Nevada’s electoral history, click here.

  4. One of CNN’s latest election coverage projects breaks the voting numbers down and makes things slightly easier to visualize as the presidential candidates enter the final stretch of the election neck and neck.

    The infographic page displays a national range across the top of the page with results of nine battleground states below.

    Currently, the chart shows Romney leading nationally by one percent. Of the nine swing states CNN has coverage of, Romney has the advantage in Florida, however Obama has the lead in the other eight.

    Take a look at the charts for yourself and check back for updates.

    CNN »

  5. New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is expected to campaign in a few key swing states on behalf of the Republican party in support of Mitt Romney. 

    As the nation’s first Latina Governor, Martinez is looking to plug Romney in Dallas during a fundraiser for Hispanic Republicans.

    Martinez will campaign in Nevada and Texas. 

  6. The extremely close race between Democrat Shelley Berkley and Republican Dean Heller for the open Nevada Senate seat will reach a national audience tonight, when the first of their three debates is broadcast on PBS.

    Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston has already ridiculed the perceived sameness of both candidates’ messages, and in this post proposes a drinking game in the same vein as other drinking games proposed during this year’s Republican Party candidate debates.

    For a list of broadcast times, please click here

    The 12 urges participants in this game to designate a driver, and strongly discourages underage drinking

  7. Barack Obama released a new ad today in key swing states Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada. The ad, titled “Fair Share,” addressed Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent of Americans he claimed “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

  8. CNN reports that the Republican National Committee, in conjunction with Mitt Romney’s campaign, will relocate three campaign staffers to a more competitive Colorado and Nevada.

    Although Republicans will maintain a campaign staff in New Mexico, all signs point to them ceding to President Obama in the state. RealClearPolitics reports that Obama has a 10-point lead over Romney.

    Neither candidate is currently airing television ads in New Mexico.

    CNN »

  9. I take every vote very very seriously in my Senate race. There’s not a portion of society that I don’t believe I can’t capture if I get a chance to talk to them. I have a very different view of the world, because of how I was raised.”

    - Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), speaking publicly about his differences with the recently released video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans are ‘dependent’ on the government. Heller is the third Republican running for Senate to distance himself from Romney’s comments, joining  Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) and Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

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