Nevada

Nevada gained statehood in October 1864, one of two states to join the Union during the Civil War. The state had three electoral votes through 1980. The population of the Silver State has more than tripled since 1980, including 35% growth between 2000 and 2010, bringing its number of electoral votes to six.

Although Republicans were dominant from the late 60s to late 80s, this influx of population has put Nevada squarely into the battleground state category. In 2016, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by a margin of 48% to 46%. That year and 1976 were the only two times since 1912 that Nevadans had sided with the candidate that did not win the presidency. In 2020, Joe Biden won by about 2.5% over Trump.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Biden Wins
2020 Nevada Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
50.1% 47.7%
2016
47.9% 45.5%
2012
52.4% 45.7%
2008
55.2% 42.7%
2004
47.9% 50.5%
2000
46.0% 49.5%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
R
2004
R
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Electoral College Votes

Republican
Democratic
People's

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

Gray indicates available electoral votes that were either not cast or cast for a candidate not on the ballot.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
D
D
R
R
R
D
2
3
D
D
D
D
D
D

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
2
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
3
R
R
R
D
R
R
R
D
D
D
4
D
R
D
D
D

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

Governor Voting History

1974
D
1978
R
1982
D
1986
D
1990
D
1994
D
1998
R
2002
R
2006
R
2010
R
2014
R
2018
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.