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No one to vote? Nevada Democrats puzzle over empty precinct

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 18:50:42-05

Democrats in one Nevada county were left wondering about the possibility of a phantom precinct after no one from there voted during the caucuses.

No one from the precinct cast a ballot during early voting or showed up at Saturday's caucus site at the University of Nevada, Reno, where hundreds gathered from six other precincts. It turns out there's one registered voter in the precinct comprised solely of a park: a park employee.

The lone delegate was designated “uncommitted” at the precinct caucus level but doesn't advance to the next round.

Having few or no registered voters in precincts is not as unusual as it sounds in sparsely populated Nevada.