Nevada: Government and Higher Education

Government and Higher Education

Nevada's constitution was adopted in 1864. The legislature is composed of 21 senators and 42 assembly members. The governor is elected for a four-year term. The state elects two U.S. senators and four representatives and has six electoral votes. Nevada has voted both into office both Democrats and Republicans but as of the 2020 election was considered to be trending Democratic. Nevada's leading institution of higher education is the Univ. of Nevada, at Reno and at Las Vegas.

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