||Of Nevada's voting population of
604,658, 18.7% are Latino and 5.9% are black. There are
currently no black or Latino representatives. Under the
proposed super districting plan, Latino voters supporting a
candidate with crossover appeal could, in coalition with other
minority and white voters, elect a candidate of choice.
||In the 2000 Presidential election,
George W. bush won Nevada with 50% of the popular vote over Al
Gore's 46%. The state's overall Democratic partisanship
is 47.9%. Under the current three-district system, one
district can be considered Democratic, one can be considered
Republican, and one can be considered competitive. Under
the proposed super districting plan, the voters of the state
would likely combine to elect one Democrat, one Republican,
and one representative who could come from either party.