Republican Party registration is fourth in Nevada this year.
Republicans have added just 1,549 voters since February, when the secretary of state’s office cleaned up voter registration rolls.
Democrats, meanwhile, added 4,860 and nonpartisan registration grew by 3,783. Even the hard-right Independent American Party registered more Nevada voters in that span than Republicans.
"Coming in fourth? Ouch," said Erik Herzik, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a registered Republican.
Ouch indeed. As much as Republicans chortle about their gains this year, the reality is much different. They've had zero traction with the broader public.
That may be less relevant in a base election, which will pit the most partisans against each other (and currently, the Right is certainly more revved up than our side). But overall, Republicans have made zero gains with the broader public.
And at least in Nevada, these voter registration numbers still point to a more energized Democratic Party. It wasn't long ago that Republicans enjoyed a voter registration advantage in the state. Today, Democrats enjoy a nearly 100,000-voter advantage in party registration, and it's obviously still growing.