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Early voting draws 25 percent of Nevada voters


Yasmina Chavez

Voters wait in line on the first day of early voting at Boulevard Mall, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

CARSON CITY — One-quarter of active Nevada voters have already cast ballots in the November election during the first six days of early voting.

New tallies released Friday by the secretary of state's office shows nearly 317,000 people have voted either in person or by mail. That equates to 25 percent of active eligible voters statewide.

Democrats are outpacing Republicans at the polls so far by 10 percentage points. Of those who have voted in person, 46 percent are registered Democrats and 36 percent are Republicans. The rest are nonpartisans or affiliated with a minor political party.

Early voting began Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 2. After that voters will have to go to designated polling locations Nov. 6 to cast their ballots on Election Day.

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  3. Early voting results for Nevada Obama 74% Romney 23%

    Go Nevada ! Obama 2012

  4. My favorite spot! The Boulevard Mall! This time I brought along 4 friends with me, one of them his first time voting!

    Obama 2012!

    Now encouraging others on Facebook to get out there and vote!

  5. Markey correctly points out: "Freak out Nevada republicans."

    They can freak out all they want, but one thing is for sure. It is a serious uphill climb for them to recover and make any headway for their candidates.

    Here it is one week into early voting and the numbers don't look good for them. It's also too late for them to do boots on the ground, call up people, and knock on doors. An insurmountable problem, you ask me.

    But the pressure needs to mount. Get out there and vote, people. It ain't over til it's over. Keep up the pressure and destroy this abomination called the Tea/Republican Party. If you don't, they'll just over reach more with their extreme and radical nutball views of America that intends to throw the church back into our governmental buildings.

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    Romney/Ryan 1040s! Not too late yet to prove yer unelectable. Cough 'em up. Let's see what yer hidin'.

  6. Correction on my last comment: Didn't mean to say throw the church back into our governmental buildings. They were never confirmed to be there before. I meant to imply that our Founding Fathers fully intended that religion needs to be separate from politics. I

  7. Everyone Possible should Vote Early. I do hope President Obama Wins and the Tea Party is sent packing. Remember there are at least a Dozen Republican Senators running that would Criminalize Abortions - Even in case of Rape (even of a 13 Year Old) Dean Heller is one of the Tea Party Candidates, that calls unemployed Nevadans HOBOs, Really - let's Unemploy Him.

  8. The republicants seem more obsessed with their pledges to Grover Norquist than their obligation to all of the people. Mitch McConnell's little speech ( that he would not help the President, shows me that the republicants are willing to throw everybody under the train to further their agenda. I was not aware that these politicians took an oath to these groups and ignored their pledge to office.
    What I have learned from this election season is that republicants will say anything and do anything if they think that will gain votes.
    Every one should remember that G. W. Bush (republicant) got us into to this mess and going back to those policies will not benefit anybody, but the wealthy.
    For those of you who think everyone should forget his actions, I will never forget it. I think of my neighbors and friends who have lost their homes and jobs, retirement funds and I cannot forget.
    Under the last republicant regime they threw two wars (one a personal vendetta that cost taxpayers trillions) and enacted a program that we cannot afford, and paid for all of it on borrowed money from China and a credit card, The republicants say the Democrats are the tax and spend, to me it appears just the opposite.