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Nevada Democrats widen registration lead after tough losses in midterm elections


CARSON CITY, Nevada — Democrats have widened their registration lead slightly in Nevada after taking a beating in the November midterm elections.

The Secretary of State's office reported that the number of active, registered Democrats grew by about 5,800 since mid-October, which was the deadline to register to vote in the midterm.

Republicans added about 4,200 voters in that time period, and about 4,300 more people registered as non-partisan.

Democrats account for nearly 40 percent of Nevada's 1.2 million active registered voters, while Republicans account for 35 percent and nonpartisans comprise 19 percent.

Democrats suffered heavy setbacks in the recent elections in spite of their registration advantage. Low Democratic turnout helped hand control of the state Legislature and all constitutional offices to Republicans.

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