Fred Lokken

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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Whether it's banning the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases or eliminating the use of cash bail in the criminal justice system, lawmakers in Nevada are in the process of considering hundreds of bills this legislative session. KUNR's Paul Boger sat down with Fred Lokken, a long-time political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College to breakdown the session thus far. 

The 2018 Midterms are just 30 days away, and office-seekers in Nevada are crisscrossing the state working to drum up support ahead of the November election.

KUNR's Paul Boger sat down with Professor Lokken and has this report. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan has laid to rest any speculation that he would accept a Republican presidential nomination. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports the upheaval in GOP leadership that’s playing out on the national stage is also taking place in Washoe County.

Nevada has been chosen to host the first Democratic presidential primary debate, which will take place in October. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss explores why.

The Democratic National Committee made the announcement Thursday that Nevada will be among six states to host these primary debates. 

Fred Lokken teaches political science at Truckee Meadows Community College and has been studying state politics for decades. He says Nevada is one of about seven states that will ultimately decide America's next president.