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
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.
Nevada ranked in 2000