Reno Evening Gazette, Wednesday, November 9, 1910
NIXON–ODDIE–ROBERTS ELECTED BY HANDSOME AND SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITIES
Democratic Machine Is Shattered by Voters of Nevada Who Administer a Crushing Defeat to the Dickerson-Pittman-Sprague Combination
Tasker Oddie becomes the New Governor, Senator George S. Nixon is re-elected, and E.F. Roberts is elected as Nevada’s sole Representative in the House. Nationally, “a political tidal wave that rolled over the country” reversed the control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats gained 58 seats for a total of 230 seats, or 58.3% of the total 394 seats. In the middle of his term, conservative Republican president William Howard Taft was unable to satisfy the progressive wing of the party which had supported his predecessor Theodore Roosevelt. Their unity gave the Democrats an advantage in the election. The Republicans kept their majority in the Senate, with 52 of the 96 seats.