I'll post an update to my early voting blog in a few, but 1st: I just saw that while I was enjoying a glass of wine and great seafood last night, Laxalt and Grenell sicced their trolls on me, outraged at my suggestion Adam's grandfather would be appalled by what he is doing.
I take nothing back. I knew Paul Laxalt. Paul Laxalt was the first pol who really impressed me. Adam Laxalt is no Paul Laxalt. Paul would have been appalled at anyone trying to undermine faith in elections, as his grandson is doing. Paul would have been appalled by Trump.
What's more, you snowflakes, Adam wouldn't even exist in Nevada if he weren't exploiting his grandfather's name. No one would have paid any attention to him when he moved here to run, getting a sinecure at a law firm where he was known as a "trainwreck."
He used Paul's good name to win a fluke election and then when he tried to win for gov, he ran from the media, showed his ignorance of NV and lost. He couldn't even get endorsed by the GOP gov. Most GOP electeds and smart GOPers here wish he would go back to VA.
Adam says I am obsessed with him. Maybe. But I have a deep love for a state he barely knows and with an election process I care deeply about. What he is doing, being a Trump echo and undermining voters' faith, is appalling. And I am confident Paul would be appalled, too.

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18 Oct
Trump spending several minutes in NV talking about Michigan. I get it.
Now revving up the crowd with names of Pharma companies.

"We're leading, you know, in the state of Nevada."


No he is not.

Not even Adelson's poll™ showed him ahead.
Read 18 tweets
18 Oct
The early voting blog is updated!

The latest:

Clark firewall: 32,000 Dem lead (9 percent of active voters have cast ballots)

Statewide: 40,000 Dem lead (9 percent have voted)

Ton of votes still out there.

Read, love, donate to our nonprofit.

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Of course Washoe decides to post its numbers right after I post -- I added them. GOP won first day of in-person voting by 500, but Dems still have 2 to 1 lead thanks to mail ballots. 16 percent in!

Democratic - 23,821
Republican - 12,779
Others - 10,127
Total -46,727

Clark has tallied.

Dems have a 54 percent to 24 percent lead in Clark in mail ballots returned (some will be rejected) plus in-person. That's a 35,000-ballot lead with about 10 percent of active voters in.

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16 Oct
A thread on a couple of billionaires trying to influence NV's judicial races:
Sheldon Adelson and his wife recently poured $500K into a PAC set up by one of his consultants that humorously says it is designed "To improve the quality and impartiality of the Nevada Judiciary."
They are almost entirely funding the PAC, which the consultant says is about to get involved in a state Supreme Court race (against @Ozzie4Nevada, I presume) and four District Court races. You know, to ensure "impartiality." Adelson has a history of not being happy w/judges.
Once, back in the day, one of his advisers emphasized the importance of donating to judges. That adviser? Ex-Rep. Shelley Berkley. Then 5 years ago, just before he bought the RJ, 3 reporters were assigned to monitor a judge presiding over a big case. reviewjournal.com/local/local-la…
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9 Oct

"Tax records expose more than $21 million in highly unusual payments from the Las Vegas hotel Donald Trump owns with Phil Ruffin, routed through other Trump companies and paid out in cash."

"The bulk of the money went through a company called Trump Las Vegas Sales and Marketing that had little previous income, no clear business purpose and no employees. The Trump-Ruffin joint venture wrote it all off as a business expense."

"Unless the payments were for actual business expenses, he said, claiming a tax deduction for them would be illegal. If they were not legitimate and were also used to fund Mr. Trump’s presidential run, they could be considered illegal campaign contributions."
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9 Oct
And now POTUS:

"I love your show."
Trump's voice doesn't sound great.

Bill Frist tells me he is quite ill.
Trump goes after Hannity's colleague, Chris Wallace.

Hannity jumps in to defend Wallace.

I kid.

He does nothing as Trump goes after his fellow FOX employee.
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8 Oct
Here's a thread on the series of lies about NV that POTUS told this morning with former journalist Maria Bartiromo. As I have said, none of this should be allowed to go unchallenged, even though he keeps repeating the same lies over and over.
Here's an annotated transcript:
"These are— these are conmen. These are cheaters that we're dealing with. In Nevada, they don't want to have any signature on the ballots."
There is no evidence anyone wants to cheat in NV. Trump has said multiple times no signature is needed on mail ballots.
This is false.
"Here's a real beauty. You know, he comes out of— he comes out of the political party. He got to be governor."
This is about @GovSisolak. He "comes out of a political party" makes almost as much sense as calling him a "clubhouse governor."
Sayeth Baritromo?
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