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Why Nevada matters in the midterm election

Posted at 5:37 AM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 12:20:57-05

Nevada could help decide the balance of power in Washington going forward. 

Politifact has identified Nevada as one of 16 states that could help flip the House. 

In Nevada, Nevada voters will be electing a new governor. The race between Democratic Steve Sisolatk and Republican Adam Laxalt is close.

If Sisolak wins, Nevada will have its first Democratic governor in 2 decades.

The state has emerged as an important swing state in recent electsion.

The close Senate race between Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen could determine if the balance of power shifts to the Democrats.

Also on the ballot is Question No. 3 -- a hot button issue with the future of Nevada's power market on the line. Voters will decide between energy choice or deregulation.

Nevada lawmakers are also considering stripping state and local taxes on feminine hygiene products.

If Nevadans vote yes, they will join several other states who exempt those type of products from sales taxes.

The Secretary of State's office says more people are voting in this election based on the early-voting turnout.

UNLV political science professor Dan Lee says this year's mid-term elections will be bigger than 2014.

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