Nevada stands out as one of the 2016 successes for Democrats, after serving as the Party’s “Latino firewall” in 2010.  This happened because the state is home to smart and sophisticated Latino voter engagement efforts as well as a staunch Latino and immigrant champion, Harry Reid. As Democrats plan the way forward, two recent pieces highlight… Continue »

Today in Nevada, former Culinary Union political director Yvanna Cancela accepted an appointment to the State Senate, filling the seat vacated by Congressman-elect Ruben Kihuen.  According to the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, Cancela is the first Latina state senator in Nevada.  In 2014, the White House recognized Cancela’s fight for comprehensive immigration reform with the… Continue »

Below are key candidate questions for the Nevada-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.  In Nevada, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 81-16% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’… Continue »

A day after Latinos and immigrants lined up for hours on the last night of early voting in Nevada, the state’s GOP chairman and Donald Trump supporter claimed that “in Clark County, they kept a poll open till 10 o’clock at night so a certain group could vote.” “A certain group”…veiled racism much? Both Trump and… Continue »

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign by calling Mexicans drug dealers, criminals and “rapists.” Some may have forgotten his remarks during the 16 months of insults that were to come, but Latino never did. Just take a look at what happened during the final night of early voting in Nevada last night. According to the… Continue »

Two of the new citizens who are voting for the first time this November aren’t just voting for themselves — they’re also voting for the undocumented immigrants who can’t vote. In the battleground state of Nevada — where early voting numbers are indicating Latino and immigrant voters are energized — Alejandro is voting in his… Continue »

For Joe Heck, Trump’s fitness for the presidency fluctuates based on the perceived impact on Heck’s own political fortunes In October, Nevada Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck said that, “in good conscience,” he could not continue to support Donald Trump and noted his desire to “formally ask Mr. Trump to step down.” Yesterday, in a stunning reversal, Rep.… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here On a press call this afternoon hosted by America’s Voice and Immigrant Voters Win PAC, community leaders and canvassers discussed voting numbers from the ground in Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. Just a week before Election Day, speakers provided insight into what they are hearing at the doors, what’s going on at… Continue »

Will Latinos turn out and vote against Trump and for Democrats by record margins? By a number of measures, Latino voters across the country are engaged and enthusiastic about voting in 2016. Adrian Pantoja of Latino Decisions has this to say in a new analysis titled, “The Trump Effect and the Latino Vote”: “Throughout this election… Continue »

Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto joined Nevada families for a Halloween-themed GOTV effort in Las Vegas yesterday, with attendees eager to remind candidates that there is “no hope without the Latino vote.” And, families are certainly already making their voices heard. According to political guru Jon Ralston, half a million Nevadans have already cast their… Continue »