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Wendy Davison, 2, helps her father Jeremy Davison cast his ballot at Fire Station #3 in Henderson

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Wendy Davison, 2, helps her father Jeremy Davison cast his ballot at Fire Station #3 in Henderson

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Washoe, Carson voters turn down tax proposals

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

CARSON CITY – Voters in Washoe County don’t mind hitting the tourist with higher taxes to support the public schools, but they don’t want money coming out of their own ...

President-elect may keep sending direct e-mails

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

In a late-night, post-victory e-mail, president-elect Barack Obama told supporters he would "be in touch soon about what comes next."

Democratic tidal wave

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s historic and overwhelming victory Tuesday, along with the big gains made by Democrats in Congress, were a repudiation of the failed and divisive Republican policies ...

Two GOP pillars in state Senate felled

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

The defeat of Republican state Sens. Bob Beers and Joe Heck gave Democrats control of both the Nevada Assembly and Senate for the first time since 1991.

Heller scores repeat defeat of Derby

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

There was a glimmer of hope Tuesday for the Nevada GOP.

How Obama won Nevada

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

A year and a half in the making, the Obama organization had become a machine. The Las Vegas Sun was given access to Obama meetings over the months, while conducting ...

Titus scores a personal comeback

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

After Dina Titus lost the 2006 governor’s race to Jim Gibbons, who’d been accused of assaulting a women and other ethical misdeeds, she seemed to have lost some faith in ...

In barbershop, anxiety as results roll in

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Darryl Jones, a tall, quiet 35-year-old barber, arrived at work Tuesday to find an Obama flier hanging on the front door of his shop. He had voted. For Barack Obama.

Reid begins to relax as Senate race results show gains for Dems

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Election night has just begun, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is on the edge of his seat.

Obama win resonates across city

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

When the giant TV screen on the front of Planet Hollywood projected an Obama win in Pennsylvania, Shaun Singleton, 37, screamed from the Strip sidewalk, “This is the dream!”

Black and passionately for Obama in red Elko

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Among Elko voters at the Convention Center on Tuesday, there was no way around it. Julie Embry stuck out.

Big election day also a work day

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Election Day meant heavy lifting and shifting emotions for campaign workers and those responsible for ensuring a fair vote. The Sun spent the day with three of them.

Pride, anger, joy as Nevadans vote

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Election Day in Las Vegas dawned cool and clear, a day when the mountains ringing the valley looked blue, just like on the license plates. But while the rest of ...

Strip window display melds poker, politics

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

The staff at Villa Reale erected a particularly political window display for Election Day.

Democrats topple Republicans in Carson City

Tue, Nov 4, 2008

State Democrats fulfilled both of their goals: securing a veto-proof majority in the Assembly and gaining control of the state Senate.

Videos

Obama's Acceptance Speech
Obama's Acceptance Speech
President-elect Barack Obama speaks to a crowd following his win in the 2008 Presidential election.
McCain's Concession Speech
McCain's Concession Speech
Senator John McCain address a crowd after conceding the 2008 Presidential election.
Dina Titus Acceptance Speech
Dina Titus Acceptance Speech
Congresswoman-elect Dina TItus addresses the crowd.
Jon Porter's concession
Jon Porter's concession
Jon Porter concedes to Dina Titus.
Shelley Berkley
Shelley Berkley
Rep. Shelley Berkley address the crowd.
After Election, What's Next?
After Election, What's Next?
Reporter Denise Spidle interviews local voters on their thoughts about the 2008 presidential election, and ...
Michelle Obama Speaks in North Las Vegas
Michelle Obama Speaks in North Las Vegas
Michelle Obama gave a 30-minute speech to a crowd estimated by campus police to be ...
John McCain campaigns through Henderson
John McCain campaigns through Henderson
Republican Presidential nominee John McCain rallies in Henderson the night before the election.
Obama's Final Campaign Swing
Obama's Final Campaign Swing
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama campaigned in Henderson, his final scheduled visit to Nevada before ...

Slideshows

Election Day in Las Vegas
Election Day brought voters to the polls in all parts of Clark County.
Election Day in the trenches
We spend the day with three people on the front lines of the election: Kristopher ...
Obama speaks as president-elect
President-elect Barack Obama speaks after winning Tuesday's historic election in Chicago.
Las Vegas celebrates change
Some Clark County residents celebrated Tuesday night after Sen. Barack Obama won the presidency.
Historic Day
A neighborhood barber shop waits for news on an historic Election Day.

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