|NEVADA||4 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Nevada Secretary of State)
Nevada has: 17 counties.
Two largest counties: Clark (1,162,129), Washoe (313,660).
Three largest cities: Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson.
* Fastest growth in voting age population of any state between Nov. 1996 and Nov. 2000.
Secretary of State
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
Primary Election: Sept. 5, 2000.
Precinct meetings March 21, 2000
County conventions April 20, 2000
State convention May 25-27, 2000
17of 2,066 (0.8%).
Precinct meetings March 12, 2000
County conventions April 15, 2000
State convention May 19-21, 2000
Total Pledged Delegates 20 of 3,537 (0.6%).
Total Delegates 30 of 4,335 (0.7%).
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
Recent Electoral History (General Elections)
|1998 U.S. Senate||Harry Reid (D)||208,650||47.88|
|(recount results)||John Ensign (R)||208,222||47.78|
|1998 Governor||Kenny Guinn (R)||223,798||51.54|
|Jan Jones (D)||182,239||41.97|
|1996 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||203,974||43.93|
|Bob Dole (R)||199,244||42.91|
|Ross Perot (REF)||43,986||9.47|
|1994 U.S. Senate||Richard Bryan (D)||193,804||50.9|
|Hal Furman (R)||156,020||41.0|
|1994 Governor||Bob Miller (D)||200,026||52.7|
|Jim Gibbons (R)||156,875||41.3|
|1992 U.S. President||Bill Clinton (D)||189,148||37.36|
|George Bush (R)||175,828||34.73|
|Ross Perot (I)||132,580||26.18|
|1992 U.S. Senate||Harry Reid (D)||253,150||51.05|
|Demar Dahl (R)||199,413||40.21|
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.