2 seats: 1R, 1D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 42nd (42%)
  • Victory Margin: 5th (21%)

Facts in Focus

  • Voter turnout in Nevada's House races experienced a significant upswing from 1998, which was its lowest of the nineties, with only 31% of the state's adults coming to the polls. That turnout was 7% lower than the 38% turnout in the 1996 elections, which in turn was down sharply from the 54% turnout in the previous presidential race in 1992.
  • One seat has been won by less than 10% in every election in 1992-2000; in contrast, no seats were won by less than 10% in 1982-1990.
  • Three out of four of Nevada's adults did not vote for the U.S. House Member who represents them. The state's "representation index" is lower than 48 other states.
  • The state's two seats are split between a Democrat and a Republican. Due to the fact that the winning Republican won nearly twice as many votes as the winning Democrat in Nevada's other seat, Democrats won half of seats with only 38% of the statewide vote.
  • Both Members are relative newcomers: Democrat Shelley Berkley was first elected in 1998, while Republican Jim Gibbons was first elected in 1996.

How Nevada ranked in 2000

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