Biden’s enhancements within the suburbs helped him flip the third District to the south of Las Vegas: Whereas Trump took this seat 48-47 4 years in the past, Biden scored a fair tighter 49.1-48.9 win this time. Freshman Democratic Rep. Susie Lee ran a bit forward of the ticket, although, by defeating former wrestler Dan Rodimer 49-46 in a contest that attracted tens of millions in exterior spending on either side. (This additionally makes this district the second we have encountered to date that flipped from Trump to Biden after New Hampshire’s 1st. We’ve not come throughout any Clinton-to-Trump seats but.)
In the meantime, there was a tiny tick to the suitable within the 4th District, which incorporates Las Vegas’ northern suburbs and a big swath of rural areas in the course of the state. Biden gained 51-47 in a seat that had favored Clinton 50-45; Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford also prevailed 51-46 in a race that saw little outside spending on either side.
The opposite two districts remained uncompetitive, although there have been some notable shifts in every. Biden took Democratic Rep. Dina Titus’ 1st District 61-36, which was slightly weaker than Clinton’s 62-33 win on this Las Vegas-based seat. Trump’s 54-44 victory in Republican Rep. Mark Amodei’s 2nd District, although, was a shade smaller than his earlier 52-40 displaying on this northern Nevada seat.
In contrast to their colleagues in lots of different states, Silver State Democrats are significantly higher positioned for redistricting than they had been 10 years in the past. The present congressional strains had been drawn up by a federal choose after then-GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Democratic-led legislature didn’t agree on a map. Democrat Steve Sisolak gained the 2018 race to exchange Sandoval, nevertheless, and Workforce Blue additionally at present controls each chambers of the legislature.