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Democrats Turn Out In Force On 1st Day Of Nevada Early Vote

Democrats hope to keep up the dominant performance they showed on the first day of Nevada's two-week early voting period.

Fifty-five percent of Clark County voters who cast their ballots on Saturday were registered Democrats, while 27 percent were Republicans. Total Clark County turnout of 39,309 broke a 2012 record in raw numbers, but not as a percentage of the active registered voter base.

Democrats accounted for 51 percent of early voters Saturday in Washoe County, while 33 percent were Republican.

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Democrats typically turn out at higher margins than Republicans in early voting, but Republicans need to ensure they narrow the gap so they don't lose tight races.

Democrats' celebrity-heavy push for early voting included a Sunday rally in North Las Vegas with President Barack Obama.