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Lawmakers Defeat Proposal to Dump Nevada's Caucus System

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A Nevada panel has defeated a measure that would have changed the state's presidential caucus to a primary election.

The Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections failed to approve Senate Bill 421 on a 6-4 vote on Wednesday.

The measure would have allowed national political party heads to change Nevada's current caucus system for selecting a presidential candidate to a primary election. Supporters say the change would increase voter turnout and avoid a confusing caucus process.

Democrats on the committee said they were concerned with aspects of the bill that could hurt voter input. Two Republicans joined with Democrats to defeat the measure.

Another bill, Assembly Bill 302, would also change the caucus to a primary and is alive in another Assembly committee. It's been granted an exemption from legislative deadlines. (AP)

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