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Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races

Added 10-22-20 12:03:02am EST - “Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature.

As the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn show few signs of slowing, the election will determine the balance of power when the Legislature returns next year to confront an unprecedented budget crisis and redraw congressional and state legislative district boundaries based on the 2020 census.

In 2018, Democrats fell 24 votes short of veto-proof supermajority in the state Senate when Republican Keith Pickard triumphed in a Henderson-area battleground district.

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With Democrats likely to maintain their majorities in both the Senate and Assembly, attention has focused on key Senate races that will determine whether Democrats can secure the two-thirds majority the Nevada constitution requires to increase taxes.

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