|NEVADA||5 Electoral Votes|
Nevada went from 4 electoral votes to 5 as a result of the 2000 Census
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Nevada Secretary of State)
Two largest counties: Clark, Washoe.
Four largest cities: Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, North Las Vegas.
Fastest growth in voting age population of any state between Nov. 1996 and Nov. 2000.
Secretary of State
voting by personal appearance Oct. 16-29, 2004. (start 3rd Saturday before
the General Election)
Election Day Turnout: 396,952
As in 2000, Bush carried Nevada by a narrow margin, gaining a plurality of 21,500 votes (2.59 percentage points), and carrying 16 of 17 counties.
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies | Bush/Cheney '04
Total turnout was 613,360. Early voting by personal appearance ran from Oct. 21-Nov. 3, 2000 (the third Saturday before Election Day to the Friday before Election Day). 206,013 people voted by early voting (33.8% of total). In addition, there were about 113,000 absentee ballot requests, which have historically had a return rate of about 60%.
Bush won Nevada with a plurality of 21,597 votes (3.55 percentage points). He carried 16 of 17 counties; Gore carried only Clark County (Las Vegas). Clark County accounted for 62.7% of the votes cast in the presidential race (382,198 votes), and Gore won there with a plurality of 25,168 votes. John Ensign's strong showing in the U.S. Senate race may have helped boost Bush. Also in Bush's advantage were the facts that Nevada is a Western state, and that Gov. Guinn's time in office helped prepare the ground by taking away some traditional Democratic issues. One major issue for both sides in Nevada was the proposal for interim storage of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; Gore and Bush took positions against this, while saying they would rely on science for a decision about permanent storage.
General Election Activities
Unofficial Results (99% Precincts Reporting)
John Kerry 63%
Howard Dean 17%
John Edwards 10%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
Al Sharpton 1%
Other Less than 1%
County Democratic Conventions -- March 13, 2004
Nevada State Democratic Party Convention -- April 16, 17, 18, 2004
Delegates (24 Pledged and 8 Unpledged) and 4 Alternates.
Republican: 33 Delegates.
Precinct Caucuses Feb. 10, 2004 - County Conventions March 12-26, 2004 - District Meetings April 29-May 1, 2004 - State Convention April 29-May 1, 2004.
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