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Brookings Mountain West


Brookings Mountain West and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs hosted a panel of experts in state and regional politics and history to examine election returns and exit polling and provide a first-read of the 2016 election. The Mountain West is now one of the nation’s most contested political regions. Its population growth and ever-shifting demographics make the region harder to predict and most susceptible to political swings. Five states in the Southern Mountain West – Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah – now hold more electoral votes than all individual states except Texas and California. In our current political climate these 37 electoral votes can determine the majority in the U.S. Senate and the presidency of the United States.


Clinton; Hillary Rodham; Demography; Elections; Presidents--Election; Public opinion polls; Trump; Donald; 1946-


American Politics




A special event presented November 15, 2016, by Brookings Mountain West and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Greenspun Auditorium.

The video may be viewed on Youtube or by download. The downloadable MP4 file is 4.28 GB.

Related files available for download are:

"Election 2016: Polls vs. Voters," Dr. Robert Lang, 12 PowerPoint slides

"Who Voted?" Dr. David Damore, 13 PowerPoint slides

DamoreD_Pres_HowtheMountain.pdf (966 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation

Lang_Pres_HowtheMountain.pdf (479 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation