By Colton Lochhead, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nearly 420,000 Nevadans could skip next year’s midterm elections, and Democrats and Republicans alike are prepping for what such a decrease in voters could mean in 2018.
Democrats want to avoid a repeat of 2014, when a weak ballot and low turnout saw the GOP take control of state politics for the first time in decades. Republicans see a potential drop nearly equal to Nevada’s second-most populous county as an opportunity to pounce once again.
The projected dip in turnout comes from a report from the Voter Participation Center, a nonprofit that advocates for more voting access and easier registration.