Nevadans Elect First Democratic Gov. Since 1999

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Posted: Nov 07, 2018 3:38 AM
Nevadans Elect First Democratic Gov. Since 1999

Incumbent Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) termed out, which left Nevada's governor's seat wide open. Clark County Commission Steve Sisolak (D) and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) duked it out on Election Day.

According to Real Clear Politics, most polls showed Laxalt winning by a few percentage points.

Various media outlets project Sisolak to win the seat.

Sisolak was declared the winner with 49.81 percent of the vote. 

According to KTNV, Sisolak will be the first Democratic governor Nevada has had since 1999:

Nevada’s past 3 governors have all been Republicans. The last Democrat to serve as Nevada’s governor was Bob Miller who ended his term in January 1999.