Nevada’s voter turnout just topped 45 percent of registered voters, a record low for the state, which Rep. Steven Horsford (D) blamed for his upset loss. “Although the Republicans might seem like they had a wave it’s more about Democrats not turning out to make sure their voice was heard,” he said.
State Assemblyman Crescent Hardy (R) had another explanation. “We had an uphill battle, but I believe in divine things happening,” he said.
“If you look at the numbers, Congressional District 4 should not be competitive,” said the Nevada Policy Research Institute’s Geoffrey Lawrence. “It should lean Democratic or be strong Democratically every time.”
“Is it the Democrats not showing up because they don’t want to show up? Or, is it that they are discouraged by what’s going on in D.C.? I believe it’s the latter,” Hardy said. (KLAS)