Sanders wins in Nevada
by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/22/20, 08:35 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders came out on top in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses on Saturday. The independent senator from Vermont ended the night with about 47 percent of the vote. After his victory in the New Hampshire primary and a virtual tie with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa caucuses, Sanders’ win in Nevada cements his position as the party’s early front-runner for the 2020 presidential nomination. As the caucuses wound down Saturday, Sanders had already traveled on to Texas, which holds its primary in 10 days on Super Tuesday.
How did the other candidates fare in Nevada? Former Vice President Joe Biden took second place with 21 percent of the vote. Buttigieg came in third with 13.7 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 9.6 percent. The Nevada Democratic Party will award its 36 pledged delegates to this summer’s national convention proportionally among the candidates based on their standing in the caucuses. Republicans in the state decided not to hold caucuses this year and will give all of their delegates to President Donald Trump.
Dig deeper: Read my report in The Stew about how Sanders’ success is upsetting the Democratic establishment.
WORLD has updated this report since its original posting.
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Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.