2020 Election

The 2020 general election is officially less than a year away, but with Nevada among the first states in the nation to vote next year, candidates for the country's top job have been focusing heavily on the Silver State for several months. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to Fred Lokken, a political scientist with Truckee Meadows Community College, about where we are in the election process and what it all means for voters in Nevada.

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Nevada's Attorney General Aaron Ford is joining a 47-state anti-trust investigation into Facebook for, among other things, endangering consumer data. This comes after Facebook was scrutinized for its connections to now-defunct Cambridge Analytica, which harvested the personal data of millions of peoples' profiles without their consent and used it for political advertising purposes.

One of those users was David Carroll, an associate professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design in New York, and the recent subject of The Great Hack, a documentary about the scandal. He spoke with KUNR's Paul Boger about how targeted ads can be used to influence how we vote.

Across the U.S., and especially in Nevada, nearly every Democratic presidential hopeful has pitched themselves as the only candidate who understands how to beat President Donald Trump in next year's general election. But for billionaire businessman-turned-political activist Tom Steyer, the race is about more than unseating the president. He told KUNR's Paul Boger that all of Washington D.C. is in need of a shake-up.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to voters at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden used his time speaking to voters in Northern Nevada Wednesday night condemning President Trump’s recent attacks as an attempt to knock him out of the race.

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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California Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris is expected to make a series of campaign stops in Reno this week, including a visit with striking auto workers and a town hall with students at the University of Nevada, Reno. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to Senator Harris ahead of her latest blitz through the Silver State.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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In his latest campaign swing through Northern Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defended his plans to expand Medicare and forgive college loan debt.

A team of horseriders carries the U.S. and Nevada flags ahead of the 5th annual Basque Fry.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Republican leaders in Nevada say they are all in on re-electing President Donald Trump to a second term. Party officials threw their full support behind Trump during the annual Basque Fry Republican fundraiser in Gardnerville over the weekend. The conservatives argued that re-electing the president is the only way to divert the rise of socialism in the United States.

Voters stand in front of a voting machine.
Jacob Solis / KUNR Public Radio

There’s still a little more than six months until Nevada’s Democratic Caucus, but already candidates have crisscrossed the state drumming up support wherever they can. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Megan Messerly, the lead 2020 reporter for the Nevada Independent, to get the latest on the campaigns and to find out what they must do to carry the Silver State.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets suppoerters at a recent campaign event in Downtown Reno.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Laying out a platform that includes tackling the nation's housing crisis, expanding Medicare to all and addressing climate change, Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, made her second visit to Northern Nevada this week. To talk about those issues, she spoke with KUNR's Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger before the event.

El Presidente Donald Trump
Jeff Scheid

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Después de haber perdido Nevada por un breve margen en 2016, el Presidente Donald Trump buscará conquistar el estado bajo la premisa de que una economía sólida, los éxitos de su primer mandato y una mejor operación de campo serán suficientes para marcar la diferencia, según dijeron funcionarios de su campaña la semana pasada. 

Trump 2020 Eyes Nevada After Close Election In 2016

Jun 2, 2019
President Donald Trump in April 2019
Jeff Scheid

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Having barely lost Nevada in 2016, President Donald Trump will make a play for the state with the belief that the strong economy, successes of his first term and an improved field operation will be enough to make the difference, campaign officials said Friday.

Hundreds of posters were seen in supporters hands as they waved them to greet the presidential hopeful.
Stephanie Serrano

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made his first visit to Northern Nevada Wednesday night to rally for his 2020 presidential campaign. Roughly 1,500 people flooded Reno's City Plaza for his speech. KUNR Reporter Stephanie Serrano was there.

Beto O'Rourke Talks Education, Energy In Reno

Apr 25, 2019
Beto O'Rourke stands in front of an audience.
Paolo Zialcita / KUNR Public Radio

Governor Sisolak signed a bill Monday that will make Nevada use 50% green energy by 2030. Renewable energy is something presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke about to students as he visited this swing state Thursday. KUNR's Paolo Zialcita has the story.

Cory Booker Campaigns In Northern Nevada

Apr 19, 2019
Senator Cory Booker speaks at the Washoe Dems headquarters.
Paolo Zialcita / KUNR Public Radio

Yet another presidential hopeful has visited Northern Nevada. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker made stops at both the Douglas County and Washoe County Democrats offices on Friday. KUNR’s Paolo Zialcita has more.

Elizabeth Warren speaking at her rally in Reno.
Paolo Zialcita / KUNR Public Radio

On the same day President Donald Trump gave a speech in Clark County, Massachusetts Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren made her first stop in Reno on Saturday. KUNR’s Paolo Zialcita has more.

California Senator Kamala Harris stands in front of supporters at a campaign event at Washoe County Democratic Headquarters in Reno.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Nevada’s Democratic Caucus is still more than 10 months away, but the first presidential hopeful has made her way to Northern Nevada.