Tight Nevada elections drive record voter registrations

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tight races for governor and U.S. Senate have pushed a record number of people to register to vote in Nevada this year, and any stragglers have a little more than one week to sign up in time to participate in the 2018 midterms.

Tuesday marks the last day people can register to vote by mail, though potential Nevada voters can still sign up in-person through Oct. 16 and online through Oct. 18.

Democrats see backlash to President Donald Trump fueling a surge of voter interest in this year's midterm elections.

But Republicans who want to defend their majorities in Congress see the left's opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh energizing their base.

That interest, along with the state's growing population, fueled a new state record for active registered voters, which hit 1,518,038 at the start of October.

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