|February 24, 2020: Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday. Tom Steyer will return to the debate stage after qualifying for the South Carolina debate.
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“One of the major question marks for Sanders coming into Nevada was whether he could win with more than just his core base, which fueled his winning a quarter of the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Well, on Saturday, he did that.
Sanders won not only with voters under 30 and people who identify as very liberal, but also with men, women, Hispanics (overwhelmingly), voters 45 to 64 and people with and without college degrees, according to polls conducted as voters entered caucus sites. He also did well among black voters and moderates, finishing a close second to Joe Biden with both groups, which are supposed to be the former vice president’s base.”
– Domenico Montanaro, NPR
Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday afternoon. With 88% of precincts reporting, he had 47% of the county convention delegates used to determine the number of pledged delegates allocated to each candidate. Joe Biden followed with 21% of the county convention delegates. Pete Buttigieg came in third with 14%.
The final pledged delegate count is pending, but Sanders is projected to win at least 13 of Nevada’s 36 delegates, giving him the overall delegate lead.
On the Republican side, the Nevada Republican Party bound the state’s 25 delegates to Donald Trump on Saturday at its winter meeting. The party voted on September 7, 2019, to cancel its caucus.
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