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Trump’s Nevada rally was an exercise in delegitimizing voting — and denying reality

Trump’s Nevada rally was an exercise in delegitimizing voting — and denying reality

President Donald Trump traveled to Minden, Nevada — a town about 50 miles south of Reno — for a rambling, grievance-filled campaign rally on Saturday. Over the course of a 90-minute speech, Trump attacked mail-in voting, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, while lamenting his press coverage, long drives, and the…
The Nevada caucuses are on track to break a voter turnout record

The Nevada caucuses are on track to break a voter turnout record

While final numbers have yet to be released, preliminary turnout figures for the Nevada caucuses suggests voter enthusiasm is high in the state — and that Democrats concerned about the lack of record-breaking turnout in Iowa’s contest may have little to fear. As Nevada political expert and Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston noted, turnout for…
Buttigieg used his Nevada concession speech to make the case against Bernie Sanders

Buttigieg used his Nevada concession speech to make the case against Bernie Sanders

After Bernie Sanders decisively won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg used his concession speech to make a pointed case against the senator from Vermont — arguing that Sanders is too divisive and therefore cannot defeat President Donald Trump. “Before we rush to nominate Sen. Sanders in our…
Nevada highlighted Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar’s weakness with African American voters

Nevada highlighted Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar’s weakness with African American voters

One key trend in the Nevada entrance polls could mean trouble for both former South Bend Mayor, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. According to data from the Washington Post, both candidates performed poorly with African American voters, who made up 11 percent of caucus voters in the state. Buttigieg, per the early entrance…
Nevada Democratic caucuses: Live results

Nevada Democratic caucuses: Live results

The Nevada caucuses — the third contest in the Democratic nomination process — are happening Saturday, with caucus locations opening at 10 am Pacific and the actual caucuses scheduled to begin at 12 pm Pacific (or 3 pm Eastern). Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely viewed as the favorite to win the caucuses, but with polling…
The Nevada caucuses’ importance, and potential chaos, explained

The Nevada caucuses’ importance, and potential chaos, explained

Next up, Nevada. The Nevada caucuses are the typically glossed-over third contest in the presidential nominating process. But with the disaster of the Iowa caucuses in the rearview and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the rise, the western state has more influence — and potential drama — than ever. Nevada caucuses take place on Saturday,…
Protesters at the Nevada Democratic debate were immigrant rights activists

Protesters at the Nevada Democratic debate were immigrant rights activists

Protesters from RAICES, a prominent immigrant rights group, interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s closing remarks during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, chanting “No kids in cages!” and “Don’t look away!” The protesters also yelled, “You deported 3 million people!” in reference to the record-high deportations that occurred during Biden’s time as vice president, for which advocates…
Why Nevada’s most powerful union is suddenly at the center of controversy

Why Nevada’s most powerful union is suddenly at the center of controversy

Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 — more commonly known as the Culinary Union — became the subject of fierce debate on Wednesday night. Looking at Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said, “As a matter of fact, you’re the one who is at war with…
Meet the moderators of the Nevada Democratic debate

Meet the moderators of the Nevada Democratic debate

Five journalists, including representatives of NBC News and the Nevada Independent, will moderate the ninth Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 19. They are NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Noticias Telemundo senior correspondent Vanessa Hauc, and Nevada Independent…
Nevada Democratic debate: February 19, 2020

Nevada Democratic debate: February 19, 2020

With early voting in the Nevada caucuses already underway, six of the remaining eight Democratic candidates for president will take the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, February 19, for the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election. The debate will start at 9 pm ET and run for about two hours;…

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