Early vote strengthens growing Dem voter registration advantage over GOP (again) ahead of 2020 election.
The Nevada State Democratic Party announced today that more than 10,000 Nevadans registered to vote as Democrats to participate during the historic four-day early voting period. Over the course of four days of early voting, nearly 75,000 Nevadans turned out to participate in the caucus. Thanks to same-day voter registration, the caucus has already significantly grown the Democratic voter registration advantage over Republicans in Nevada -- again -- ahead of the 2020 general election.
At the start of 2020, Democrats held a growing statewide registration advantage of more than 80,000, or above 5%. Independent and nonpartisan voters now outnumber registered Republicans in Clark County, relegating the GOP to third-party status in the state’s most populous county.
“With more than 10,000 Nevadans newly registering as Democrats during early voting, it’s clear that we are bringing a wave of new voters into our party and building a growing coalition who will mobilize for our nominee in November,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “This is how we beat Donald Trump and elect Democrats up and down the ticket in 2020.”
“The most important goal behind our historic early voting period was bringing more Nevadans into the process, and these astounding numbers are proof that we succeeded,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Executive Director Alana Mounce. “We are now laser-focused on holding the most expansive and accessible Caucus Day yet, and we look forward to bringing even more Nevadans into our party and the caucus process today.”
NV Dems made history as the first and only caucus state to include in-person early voting this election cycle to accommodate those unable to attend on Caucus Day this Saturday. From February 15 through February 18, Democratic voters were able to participate at any location within their county at more than 80 locations across the state, including four back-of-house locations on the Las Vegas Strip.