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September 20, 2014

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Southern Nevada early voting turnout remains low

The exact number of early and mail voters: 33,806 -- that's just under 5 percent of registered voters in Clark County (4,534 voted early Wednesday, second straight day of declining numbers). With nearly one week complete and if historical norms hold -- 60 percent voting before Election Day -- the southern turnout is going to be putrid.

The partisan breakdown:

Republicans: 11,114 early and 4,192 by mail for 15,306 total -- 6.6 percent of registered Republicans

Democrats: 11,279 early and 4,222 by mail for 15,501 total -- 4.9 percent of registered Democrats

(In Northern Nevada, record numbers are voting -- 8,797 have voted early, 53 percent of those Republicans. That could be an advantage for Sharron Angle, although Sue Lowden's campaign to marginalize her may be having an impact, too.)

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