We've seen tens of thousands of ads and possibly heard millions of words about the 2012 election. But many policies remain undiscussed. Neither candidate, for example, has talked about climate change policy. We have to just assume that their picks for the Supreme Court would be just like the people up there now. And most fact-checking agencies have found big holes in plans for deficit reduction. What do you think has been missing from this campaign? What were the issues you wanted to hear more about from the candidates?
The Democratic National Convention is finishing and the consensus is that the Democrats did a better job than Republicans did in laying out their case for re-election. Of course, that was boosted by President Bill Clinton's weaving together of folk wisdom and policy wonkery.
Two University of Colorado political scientists have developed a model, which they say, predicts that Mitt Romney will win over three hundred electoral college votes and the presidency. Their model would have predicted the winner of every election since 1980.
A federal judge this week struck down the option to vote for "none of these candidates" on the Nevada ballot in November. U.S. District Court Judge, Robert C. Jones said in his ruling, since "none" can never win a race, those votes don't count. Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has said his office will file an immediate appeal. We'll talk with Secretary of State Ross Miller about the impact of removing Nevada's "none of these candidates" option from the ballot.
President Obama has been stumping in Nevada for the last two days. He's made his pitch for more college education and also talked up the need to reform the tax system. We look at what the president said, how the crowd reacted and whether his appearances changed the minds of any Nevada voters.
It's only days since Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Congressman Paul Ryan to the ticket. And the consensus is that adding the architect of Republican budget plans has changed the race. It's not just about the economy any longer. It's about the deficit, Medicare and Medicaid and the size of the federal government. So how will Nevada Republicans react to Ryan. Some local Republicans join us to discuss the choice and Ryan's speech in Las Vegas.
It's been a strange 24 hours in Las Vegas. Mysterious mannequins appeared hanging from billboards. Was it vandalism or a serious attempt to talk about poverty and unemployment? One analyst has crunched the numbers for Nevada's deal giving tax breaks to Apple in return for setting up shop in Reno and says it's not such a good deal. And the feud between GOP candidate Mitt Romney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting personal. So what are you thinking about these days? Call and let us know!
A four-year-old discrimination lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be heard by a judge this month. The class action suit alleges Arpaio's office engaged in institutional discrimination against Latinos in Maricopa County and that the department's policy on undocumented immigrants led to the violation of U.
Naturalized citizens are a growing share of the American electorate. And here in Nevada, immigrant voters could play a significant role in shaping the outcome of the next election. In 2008, a record number of immigrants became citizens. We look at the number of immigrants naturalizing this year, and what barriers still exist to prevent more immigrants from becoming voters.
Tuesday was Primary Election Day. There were numerous challengers to the parties' preferred candidates and then a few of the races were just lotteries. We look at who won and who lost and what it tells us about the election in November.
Filipinos now make up over 4% of Nevada's population - that's enough for Clark County to now print ballots in the main Filipino language, Tagalog. So how much political sway will Asian American voters carry this election season? What issues matter to them? Are local politicians courting them? And do they even come out to vote in the same percentages as Latinos? Or are they apathetic about voting? We talk to local Asian Americans - plus we want to hear from you: can the Asian American vote change an election? Are you Asian American? What issues matter to you? What matters when you vote?