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Las Vegas voters tuned in for vice presidential debate, Nevada remains up for grabs in tight race

Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Supporters for both presidential candidates watched as the vice presidential nominees went head to head in a debate Wednesday night.
Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 02:33:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV — Some Las Vegas voters participated in watch parties during the only 2020 vice presidential debate ahead of the November election.

In a driveway in the northeast Las Vegas valley, about 20 people watched the debate projected onto a wall.

Vice President Mike Pence went head-to-head against Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate.

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"I would like to hear more about immigration," said Mirna Guigui, who helped host the event at her home near Lake Mead Boulevard.

"That's one of my topics, there are a lot families and immigration reform is needed," added Guigui.

The Biden campaign kicked off the Wednesday debate with a virtual Nevada watch party which featured actor Mark Hamill, of Star Wars fame.

"If you don't vote, you don't get a voice. You have the power. I can't understand anybody who wouldn't use that power," said Hamill, during the pre-debate event.

The Nevada GOP held an in-person watch party at Rhythm Kitchen located on South Decatur Boulevard.

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Voters and party bosses know Nevada is very much in play for the election for either party.

"I think [President Trump] is doing a great job, and I think he needs four more years to get it right and we need to keep the Senate strong," said Steve Spindel, a Trump supporter.

Recent polls place Nevada in a real toss-up for the election.

"The president wants to get out, he wants to be back on the campaign trail. The [Trump family] has been here several times and they're not just surrogates. These are the people that have been on the ground helping us recover from COVID-19 and lead us out of the darkness and making sure we are getting back to work," said Michael McDonald, the Nevada GOP chairman.

Vice President Pence is scheduled to meet with supporters during a rally in Boulder City on Thursday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Nevada on Friday for campaign events.