Early vote a bad omen for Harry Reid

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  1. Trajan

    Trajan conscientia mille testes Staff Member

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    well, sounds kind of grim for old Harry......I'll take a flyer here, Angle gets 55% when the dust clears.

    Early-voting numbers out of Nevada’s two biggest counties could spell trouble for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his tough contest against Republican Sharron Angle.

    In Reno’s Washoe County and Las Vegas’s Clark County, Republican turnout was disproportionately high over the first three voting days, according to local election officials. The two counties together make up 86 percent of the state’s voter population.

    The sparsely populated counties outside Clark and Washoe, which have yet to report complete early-voting results, are strongly Republican.

    Some 47 percent of early voters in the bellwether Washoe County so far have been Republicans, while 40 percent have been Democrats, according to the Washoe County Registrar. Nearly 11,000 people had voted in Washoe over the first three days of early voting, which began Saturday.

    Voter registration in the county is evenly split, 39 percent to 39 percent. The disproportionate turnout is a concrete indication of the Republican enthusiasm that is expected to portend a nationwide GOP wave.

    In Clark County, which is heavily Democratic, more Democrats than Republicans have voted, but Republicans are outperforming their share of the electorate.

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    Read more: Early vote a bad omen for Harry Reid - Molly Ball - POLITICO.com

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