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?
The lastest Marist poll on the presidential election in Nevada shows that the race is a statistical dead-heat. The president has a slight advantage but supporters of both candidates are enthusiastic about their man. This poll also lists the issues voters believe are important when they make their decision. Some see the economy as the top issue and others see social issues as crucial. We talk with the director of the Marist Poll and we want to hear what you think are the big issues for this election.
Latinos are the fastest-growing U.S. voter group. But few actually turn up to vote - in Nogales, there's 29% voter turnout, even though the town is 90% Latino. So why aren't members of the most courted ethnic voting group showing up to the polls? Are they illegal immigrants who can't register? Or is it general voter apathy? And how do Latino voters feel about promises made during Obama's 2008 campaign? As one Latino voter told the Huffington Post, "We can be angry, but we cannot vote for [Mitt Romney]." Who is today's Latino voter? Reporters from the Fronteras Changing America desk join us.
Recall elections are difficult to organize and the organizers of this recall have had a false start but they finally got the signatures and so Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross will have to be re-elected to serve out the remainder of his term. He's got some big names backing him and he denounces the recall as a vengeful effort funded by disgruntled car dealer Joe Scala. But planning commissioner Byron Goynes has thrown his hat into the ring. They both join us in the studio to make their case for the Ward 6 Councilman's seat.
Confusion at statewide Republican caucuses on Saturday prompted many to think about whether the state should switch to a primary. Voters at Saturday's event complained of disorganization and results of the caucus took more than 24 hours to be released.