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Nevada could make history by electing a woman-majority legislature Tuesday

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Nevada has a chance to make history Tuesday, potentially electing the country’s first woman-majority state legislature.

Right now, Nevada has one of the highest percentages of women in its state legislature in the country at 38 percent. Only Vermont and Arizona, with 40 percent, have more equitable representation.

Though unlikely, considering the difficulty of some of the races in which women candidates are running, it’s possible that the Silver State could become majority woman-led, along with electing its second woman senator.

“Out of our 42 assembly seats we have women running in 31 of them,” Paul Selberg, the executive director of Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus, told ThinkProgress on Monday. “Whether or not they’re running in districts that a Democrat could theoretically win is kind of beside the point. I think that in and of itself is pretty historic.”

Women break records in Tuesday’s primaries with several key firsts

At least 183 women have snagged a nomination for the U.S. House this election cycle.

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