Okay, so sometimes this diary will be daily, but the problem is that Washoe County sometimes runs late on their updates. In any case, here are the latest figures out of Nevada, which are very strong by the way. Woo hoo!
For these reports, I will only be tracking Clark County and Washoe County. Together, they account for just shy of 90% of all registered voters in Nevada.
First let's start with the numbers from Clark County:
Here are the cumulative early voting figures:
Dems 119,908 (49.70%)
Reps 77,209 (32.00%)
Inds 44,133 (18.29%)
Here are the additional early ballots cast since the last daily report:
It was a nice recovery for our side. Republicans got to within about 3,700 votes in the last daily report. Here, Democrats bested Republicans by about 4,800 votes. Our numbers went up and their numbers went down.
Now, here are the cumulative figures, including mail-in ballots:
Dems 135,721 (49.09%)
Reps 91,172 (32.98%)
Inds 49,564 (17.93%)
As of this report, 32.46% of the 851,803 active voters in Clark County have voted. 2012 turnout is still running about 10 points higher percentage-wise than in 2008, although our advantage is not as big as in 2008. In 2008, for the entirety of the early voting period, Democrats led about 52% to 30% over Republicans in Clark County. Still, we are in a very solid position in Nevada's most populous county.
Now, let's take a look at Washoe County.
Here are the cumulative early voting numbers:
Dems 25,433 (42.48%)
Reps 24,235 (40.48%)
Inds 10,204 (17.04%)
Here are the new early votes since the last report:
Democrats outstripped Republicans in early votes for the third straight day in Washoe County. In the last report, we edged the Republicans by only a handful of ballots, but in this one we bested them by about 160 ballots. This is welcome news for a county in which Republicans actually outnumber Democrats by about 1,000 active voters.
Here are the cumulative figures, including mail-in ballots:
As of now, this constitutes 28.93% of the 241,459 active voters in Washoe County.
Overall, the numbers are better today than they were in the last report. Statewide, taking into account all early voting and mail-in ballots, Democrats lead Republicans 45% to 37%. In reality, Democrats lead Republicans among active voters by about seven percentage points, so we are still overperforming our actual advantage slightly.
Here is a link to Clark: http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/....
Here is a link to Washoe: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/....