Nevada highest increase in voter turnout in the nation; and Republicans claim “voter fraud?”

Nevada at its Best

By James Turnage:

Lieutenant Governor Ross Miller has reported that Nevada had the highest increase in voter turnout in the nation. 4.5% more voters went to the polls than in 2008. The majority of the nation had a lower percentage than in 2008.

A record one million Nevadans voted in the 2012 election, and 81% of all registered voters went to the polls. Voting officially ended at 8:22 p.m. on election day. They were supposed to close at 7:00, but long lines in Washoe, and Clark counties forced the extension.

61% of the votes were attributed to early voting. Lines were long on the first day. Nevada was one of twelve states who encouraged on-line registration and apparently proved very successful.

President Obama received 52.4 percent of Nevada’s vote, with Mitt Romney capturing 48.7 percent.

Lt. Governor Miller said he was very proud of the efforts and eventual success of the election process. He was questioned about Republican claims of “voter fraud”. He said several dozen complaints were investigated, but only one woman in Las Vegas was arrested for attempting to vote twice.

James Turnage