RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - Republican Vote Count here it is, the final Nevada Vote tally. Romney got 16,486 votes cast out of 32,894 cast. That might SEEM impressive, and the Romney-Bots will spin it that way, but compare that to 2008. RealClearPolitics - 2008 Elections - Republican Vote Count Back then, Romney got 22,390 out of 42,759 cast... Now, why is this a disaster? Because enthusiasm, not electability, wins elections. Less people care in Nevada, just like less people cared in Florida. These are both states the GOP has to get back in the Red column to have any chance to win. Mittens was visted by Alf Landon's Ghost.