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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

NEVADA

Race Summary

Governor    (1100 of 1100 precincts reporting)
Jones (D) 43%     Guinn (R) * 52%    
Question 9    (1100 of 1100 precincts reporting)
Yes (I) * 59%     No (I) 41%    
Senate    (1100 of 1100 precincts reporting)
Reid (D) * 48%     Ensign (R) 48%    
House 01    (386 of 386 precincts reporting)
Berkley (D) * 50%     Chairez (R) 46%    
House 02    (714 of 714 precincts reporting)
Gibbons (R) * 82%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Bob Miller (D), first elected in 1990 (he assumed office in 1988), is ineligible for a third four-year term. Las Vegas Mayor Jan Laverty Jones (D) and retired bank chairman Kenny Guinn (R) will face off in November.

SENATE: Sen. Harry Reid (D), first elected in 1986, is seeking a third term. State Rep. John Ensign (R) is his challenger.


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT) to 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Richard H. Bryan (D), first elected 1988; next election in 2000.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (South; Las Vegas):
    Shelley Berkley (D); Don Chairez (R)
  • CD2 (Reno; part of Clark County):
    No Democratic candidate; Jim Gibbons (inc.) (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    September 1

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    May 18


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 10

    To Watch:
    Question 9: Medical Marijuana
    Would allow the use of marijuana for the treatment or alleviation of certain illnesses as recommended by a physician.

    Question 17: Term Limits
    Would instruct state's congressional delegation to propose a term limit amendment.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 2 Democrats
    U.S. House of Representatives: 2 Republicans
    State Senate: 9 Democrats, 12 Republicans

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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 11 seats up
    House: All 42 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 1,212,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: (8/98) 879,736

    Democrats: 364,252 41.4%
    Republicans: 368,568 41.9%
    Unaffiliated: 122,329 13.9%
    Libertarian Party:4,706 0.5%
    Green Party:675 0.07%
    Independent American Party: 16,216 1.8%
    Natural Law Party:607 0.06%
    Reform Party: 310 0.03%
    Other: 2,073 0.24%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    4


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    ClintoN 44%
    Dole 43%
    Perot 9%
    Other 4%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 37.4%
    Bush 34.7%
    Perot 26.2%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 59%
    Dukakis 38%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 66%
    Mondale 32%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 63%
    Carter 27%
    Anderson 7%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 1,603,000 (1996) (% of voting age population)

    White: 85.8%
    African American: 5.8%
    Asian: 3.1%
    Native American: 1.5%
    Other/Undeclared: 3.8%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 9.1% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Carson City State Nicknames: Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle-born State

    In the mid-1800s, Nevada experienced a great influx of miners; now it is the fastest growing state in the country. Nevada is traditionally Democratic, but an influx of newcomers in the 1980s gave Republicans a foothold here in the House. The 1990s have been politically mixed. Bill Clinton carried Nevada in 1992 and 1996 by slim margins, but in 1994 Nevada elected two Republicans to Congress.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Nevada Secretary of State Home Page
    http://sos.state.nv.us/
    Nevada Election Information Web Page
    http://www.state.nv.us/sos/HTML/pagetwo.shtml
    Nevada Gov. Bob Miller's Home Page
    http://www.state.nv.us/gov/gov.htm
    Nevada State Senate
    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Legislators/Senators/Senators.htm
    Nevada State House of Representatives
    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Legislators/Assembly/Assembly.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    KLAS (Las Vegas)
    http://www.klas-tv.com/KLAS-TV/index.shtml
    KTNV
    http://www.ktnv.com/
    KVVU
    http://www.kvvutv.com/

    State Newspapers

    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    http://www.lvrj.com
    Las Vegas Sun
    http://www.lasvegassun.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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