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Democrats Fire Up Nevadans, Mobilize Voters Across State During First Week of Early Voting

During the first week of in-person early voting in Nevada, Democrats held a variety of events across the state to encourage voters to cast their ballots in support of Joe Biden and Democrats up and down the ticket. Democrats lead handily among returned ballots, and are laser-focused on continuing to turn out voters across Nevada. At the events, speakers emphasized how Joe Biden is the right candidate to get a handle on COVID-19 and to help Nevada’s economy recover. Democrats are fired up heading into the final week of in-person early voting and the Nevada Victory team is all gas no breaks until Election Day. 

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Cher urges LGBTQ community to vote at Pride Walk to the Polls event Sunday morning, singer and Las Vegas fixture Cher urged members of the LGBTQ community to vote in the upcoming election. ‘This is the most important thing that has ever happened in my 74 years; you must get out there,’ she told the crowd of about 50 at The Garden Las Vegas, a recently opened gay bar in the Arts District at 1017 S. First St.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Cher, Rep. Susie Lee host early voting rally in southwest Las Vegas. “Cher said she’s known Biden since 2006 and knows him to be honest. ‘You cannot build anything unless you build it on the truth. That’s one of Joe’s great attributes is he is honest. He is truthful. He knows whats he’s doing and he’s smart,’ she said. ‘If you don’t vote you’ll have nothing. If (Trump) gets another four years in office, we will have nothing.’”

KSNV: Election Countdown: the push to get southern Nevadans out to vote is on. “The former Las Vegas headliner is campaigning for the former Vice President in a Summerlin rally on Saturday afternoon. ‘I know Joe,’ she said while sitting down with News 3. ‘I’ve known him since 2006, I know who he is, and what he wants to do with the country.’ She’s now using her voice to encourage rally attendees to use theirs.”

Asian Journal: In-person early voting kicks off in Clark County. “On Monday, October 19, the Nevada State Democratic Party held a virtual AAPI get-out-the-vote rally, urging registered voters to avail of the mail-in or early voting options. ‘We vote because we know it makes a difference. Just look at the progress Nevada has been able to achieve in the two years my husband has been governor. But we also vote because we have the chance to elect people who share the same life experiences and values,’ said Nevada First Lady Kathy Sisolak.”

Las Vegas Sun: Democrats leading Republicans in early voting turnout. As of today, 571,046 people had voted either by mail or at an early voting site. Early voting runs until Oct. 30, and the total number of ballots cast so far is fast approaching the 702,387 cast in 2016 during early voting. Democrats have gained an early lead in mail-in voting, with registered Democratic voters having cast 177,322 ballots by mail. Registered Republicans have cast 99,355 ballots by mail.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ stars, Rosen urge Nevadans to vote. “‘We made a show that is about the struggle for the formation of this right to be heard… and what it means to hear someone else articulate something that you thought only you believed in,’ Kail said. ‘Right now, I think within the Democratic Party, there’s a cohesion and a coherence that I’m feeling that makes me feel proud.’”

Associated Press: Nevada’s early voting numbers suggest shift to mail votes. “In rural counties where Republicans have historically dominated, Democrats have returned more ballots than Republicans. In Lyon County, Republicans outpaced Democrats by more than 7,100 votes, or 30 percentage points, in 2016. As of Monday afternoon, buoyed by an advantage among mail voters, Democrats led Republicans by 58 votes.”

KSNV: Nevada Democratic Party Chair votes with family of late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson.The chair of the Nevada Democratic Party joined with family members of the late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson to vote early in the 2020 General Election. On Monday, William McCurdy II joined to cast his ballot and offer remarks on the importance of voting access. The event was held at the College of Southern Nevada on Cheyenne Avenue in North Las Vegas.

KTNV: Record-breaking voter turnout in Nevada. “We are already seeing record-breaking voter turnout across the country, and here in Clark County it’s no different. As of yesterday, nearly 80,000 people have cast their ballot in Clark County. On Tuesday alone, more than 29,000 people showed up to early voting polling places in Clark County.”

This is Reno: Washoe early voting off to a busy start. “We are already seeing record-breaking voter turnout across the country, and here in Clark County it’s no different. As of yesterday, nearly 80,000 people have cast their ballot in Clark County. On Tuesday alone, more than 29,000 people showed up to early voting polling places in Clark County.”

KTNV: Democrats making case for votes in Nevada. “Democrats are making their case for the Silver State. A westside canvas kickoff event today was attended by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Rep. Steven Horsford. The two also went to a Souls to the Polls event to encourage people to get out and vote.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal: More than 50K cast ballots in Clark County in early voting. “The busiest locations Sunday were the same three sites that saw the most activity Saturday: Centennial Center (1,626 voters), Downtown Summerlin (1,595) and Henderson’s Galleria at Sunset mall (1,483). In total, 50,352 people in Clark County had voted after just two days of early voting at 35 centers.”

Nevada Current: Friendly & normal, first weekend of early voting abandons 2020 brand. “This administration has torn our families apart. They’re not focused on uplifting our community, just the opposite. They’re trying to divide us, call us criminals, lock up our kids, seperate us. That’s not good, obviously, for our community and that’s not who our elected leaders should be,” Cortez Masto said.

Las Vegas Sun: Voting turns into a party with car parade event. “On the first day of early voting, the county and radio station KCEP 88.1-FM hosted a car parade for voters to drop off their completed ballots without having to get out of their vehicles. KCEP brought the music and personalities, and voters brought their enthusiasm — and hundreds of ballots.”

Reno Gazette-Journal: In mail-in ballots, Democrats piling up a big lead over GOP in Washoe County. “Some 34,500 Washoe County voters have already handed in a ballot ahead of next month’s presidential election, more than living up to state and local officials’ predictions for a high turnout in Nevada’s lone swing county. About 54 percent of returned ballots have come from Democrats, according to data from the county Registrar of Voters’ office, while just under 24 percent were mailed by Republicans. Another 22 percent came from the county’s increasingly important bloc of nonpartisan voters.”

KSNV News 3 Las Vegas: Gov. Sisolak drops off vote at Boulevard Mall, stresses importance of early voting. Nevada governor Steve Sisolak helped kick off early voting by dropping off his ballot. The governor, the first lady, and their family voted at the Boulevard Mall on Saturday afternoon. He and several other state leaders hosted events in both northern and southern Nevada, sharing the importance of voting early in this election, whether by mail or in-person.

News 4 Reno: Democrats Host Early Vote Event at Sparks Library: “Meanwhile, local Joe Biden supporters held early voting events across the state today to kick off the start of early voting. One of those events was held at the Sparks library. Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall and other Democratic candidates were there at today’s event stressing the importance of voting in this election.”