South Bend Mayor improvises as the power goes out at his rally in Sparks High School, in Sparks, Nevada. (Photo by Harrison Blackman)

When the power went out on Mayor Pete in Sparks, Nevada

Though Buttigieg electrified a Nevada audience, the electric grid had other plans

September 28, 2019, the day Pete Buttigieg visited Northern Nevada, the temperature dropped from 64º to 41º F in a matter of hours. Dark clouds loomed over the lip of the Sierras. Winds blustered around this edge of the Great Basin…