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DNC: Nevada’s early voting turnout expected to reach 70,000

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to Tom Perez, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, early voting numbers could reach 70,000. The numbers for Tuesday, which was the last day of early voting, haven’t been released yet, but the estimation of 70,000 is being based on numbers from all four days.

The numbers so far for early voting in the 2020 Nevada caucus are as followed:

  • Saturday-Monday: More than 36,000 Democrats turned out during the first three days of early voting.
  • On Monday, day three of early voting, there were 10,027 people who participated across 19 sites.

In voting in 2016, the Democrat caucus netted 84,000 total voters. So the Nevada caucus could be on-trend to pass its numbers last year.

On Tuesday, the last day of voting, there were still long lines reported in several sites. ... Read More

Newman alert, walking around hospital after crash at Daytona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman is fully alert, walking around the hospital and joking with staff two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday the 42-year-old driver “continues to show great improvement.” The team added that “true to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while playing with his two daughters.”

The team included a photo of Newman standing in a hospital gown, smiling with his arms around his two young daughters.

Newman was injured Monday night when he crashed while leading NASCAR’s biggest race. Contact from Ryan Blaney sent Newman spinning into the wall and his Ford went airborne, where it was then hit by Corey LaJoie in the driver side door... Read More

LIVE: Democratic Presidential candidates join Culinary Workers Union Local 226 picket lines as workers fight for a union contract

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With the Nevada caucus four days away, Democratic Presidential candidates will join picket lines at the Palms Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Feb. 19 as workers fight for a union contract.

8 News NOW’s Kate Houston is on the scene providing updates via Twitter as candidates arrive.

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— Kate Houston (@katehouston_tv) February 19, 2020

@JoeBiden joins culinary union members picketing outside the Palms. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/72B1FVQMOj... Read More

WATCH NOW: President Trump prepares to depart for an appearance in Arizona, expect delays near airport

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Air Force One sits at McCarran International Airport as President Trump prepares to depart. Road closures and heavy traffic can be expected between The Strip and McCarran Airport.

Presidential motorcade delays have opened a few roads that were closed earlier, but they are expected to close again soon. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area... Read More

You can’t debate about the nice weather

Good sunshine for our Wednesday with light winds; just easy weather as we ease through the rest of the workweek. Sherry’s Most Accurate #WeatherNOW forecast has some wet changes though to kick off your weekend. Get the details so you’re not caught out in the rain... Read More

What’s Driving You Crazy? – Resort Corridor drivers catch a weekend break

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Another weekend break from the Resort Corridor Project.

You
know: the one that has some drivers snarling on The Strip as they
navigate diversions and one-lane-only in each direction between
Sahara and Spring Mountain.

Once
again – in recognition of another round of tens of thousands of extra
visitors, anyone driving through the strip repaving area is
guaranteed at least **two** lanes of travel in each direction this
Saturday and Sunday.

So
whether it’s NASCAR, Fight Night – or even the extra people in town
for the first in the west Nevada caucus, there may still be delays on
Las Vegas Blvd on the north end of the strip – just not as bad as
they’ll be back to next week... Read More

Nevada Democrats unveil more details about caucus tool during private briefing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — With just four days until the Nevada caucus, we’re getting our first look at how all the votes will be counted. The Nevada State Democratic Party unveiled more details about their caucus tool at a private briefing.

The party hosted a mock caucus to show how they’ll use it. And as we’ve reported, the caucus calculator will be on an iPad.

We’ve learned it’s basically a series of Google forms and links to read-only previews of Google sheets that are meant to help caucus chairs figure out viability and realignment at each precinct.

8 News Now obtained training slides that show what it will all look like in practice.

At each step in the process, precinct chairs will enter information into a Google form on the iPad tool. ... Read More