Monday, October 25, 2004

Report #2: Get Thee To A Battleground State

The vote in Nevada is going to be very, very close and will likely be determined by turnout. Whoever turns out the most supporters will win the election. So how are we doing? This afternoon the Las Vegas SUN reported that early voter turnout in Nevada is very heavy. "In Clark, Washoe, Carson City and Douglas counties, with 91 percent of all Nevada voters, 168,703 people had voted through midday Monday. That included 73,538 Democrats and 70,637 Republicans. The rest are nonpartisans or splinter-party members." Democratic turnout is beating Republican turnout by 2,901 votes so far. A really big surprise is that in strongly Republican Washoe County (Reno), Republican voters have turned in 44% of the votes with Democrats right behind at 43% of the early vote total. In Clark County (Las Vegas), Democrats have cast 45% of the votes to the Republicans at 41%.

Furthermore, just today two of Nevada's largest newspapers, the Las Vegas Sun and the Reno Gazette-Journal endorsed Kerry for President. And tomorrow John Kerry will be in Las Vegas. (He spoke to 12,000 supporters in Reno last Friday.)


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