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Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of the Nevada Democratic Caucus though the margin of her victory is not yet known. As of the time of writing, with 79% precincts reporting, she’s leading Bernie Sanders by about 52% to 47%. Based on returns so far, the race has been called in her favor.

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Report from the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears to have won Nevada’s caucuses.

The Associated Press called the Nevada race for Clinton around 2:15 p.m., and Reuters reported that Fox News did the same, according to Reuters.

Clinton was beating Bernie Sanders 52 percent to 48 percent with 66 percent of the state’s precincts reporting as of about 2:15 p.m., AP reported.

Turnout was heavy at the party’s caucuses in Southern Nevada. Reports from the presidential voting locations showed long lines and big crowds late morning and early afternoon.

Review-Journal writers Tweeted that some people who showed up were not allowed to participate and that at some sites, the doors were closed and people were left standing outside.

They also reported that people were getting testy, and that at least one site was running out of registration forms.

The Becker Middle School caucus was running more than a half-hour late. A party official expected it to begin after 12:30 p.m., noting that officials didn’t anticipate so much turnout.

At stake is Nevada’s pick for president.

There are about 250 caucus sites throughout the Silver State.

Just weeks ago, polls showed Clinton with a 20 point lead over Sanders. If the end result comes down to less than a few percent difference, it speaks to the inroads Sanders has made since his New Hampshire victory. From here, the race heads to South Carolina next Saturday, February 27.

More to come including candidate speeches.

Update

Here is Clinton’s full victory speech in Nevada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Foeo0xbSBk

Will update again with Bernie Sanders when he addresses his supporters.

Update

Here’s the concession speech from Bernie Sanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fupR-PTDJv4

6 COMMENTS

  1. Eh, she only got 4 more delegates than Sanders (so right now they are tied in regular delegates), so not all that bad, especially where Sanders was a few weeks ago. I’d be lying though, if I did not say that these results are somewhat disappointing still. For, South Carolina looks to be getting a bit tougher, now that Hillary has some momentum going into the Primary

  2. If one believes in democracy, then we should consider that Sen. Sanders has a wide lead when you count the actual votes made by actual Democratic voters so far.

  3. Hillary will NEVER be US president — even when the liberally politicized FBI fails in their duty to arrest her!

    She’s just too evil….

  4. She won we knew the vote resuts would be close . I f Sanders looses big in S. Carolina…It probaby over for him. I believe she is a head counting super deligates….and they do count in the democrat party. Sanders would do more damage running as an indepented socialist..

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