The public will have an easy time following results of Nevada’s caucus on computers and cellphones if they have a Twitter account and follow @nvgop — the state party’s handle.
“We believe it’ll be the fastest results coming out of a caucus in history,” said public relations consultant Jim Anderson in a conference call announcing the GOP-Twitter partnership.
Google will show the mapped precinct results from each of the state’s 17 counties on the Nevada Republican Party website at www.nevadagop.org/ as they’re reported.
Final results from 16 of Nevada’s counties will start being released at 5 p.m., two hours after the caucus meetings are scheduled to end. The state party must certify the results first.
The outcome of the caucus meetings in Clark County, where 60 percent of the state’s Republicans live, will be delayed for several hours. Most Clark County caucus-goers will start meeting at 9 a.m. and finish a few hours later. But the county is holding a special 7 p.m. post-sundown caucus to accommodate observant Jews and Seventh-day Adventists.
Clark County results won’t be released until after the special caucus, the party said. “We should have it wrapped up in an hour or half an hour,” said David Gallagher, executive director of the state GOP.
The party expects only a few hundred Republicans to attend the special caucus and a total of 50,000 to 60,000 to participate statewide. Four years ago, 44,000 attended the party meetings.