Genoa, Nev. — The Pony Express Re-rider is galloping toward Fort Churchill on the way to Carson City. If the rider is on time the mochila should be in Carson City around noon and Genoa at 2:30 p.m. before heading up old Kingsbury to Friday’s Station at Stateline.
I crashed at 2 a.m. minutes before Douglas and Lyon’s results were posted to the Secretary of State’s web site. Turnout was 21.88 percent in Douglas, which is very low. Around 30 percent of Republican voters in the county cast a ballot.
If the commission and clerk-treasurer races are any indication, slightly more than 6,000 Douglas Republicans cast a ballot in the race compared to 7,600 Lyon Republicans who voted in their commissioner race. That’s how Douglas may well have lost the Lyon Douglas debate for representation in the Legislature.
There may still be some adjustments to the results as paper ballots that arrived on Election Day are processed. But I’m not seeing a local race where that will make much difference. Of course, now that's in print, all bets are off.
Expect sunny skies and a high near 86 degrees, with the wind light out of the west at 5-10 mph gusting to 20 mph this afternoon. Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier.
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