Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton Defeats Bernie Sanders In Nevada Caucus


> Secretary of State Hillary Clinton narrowly won the Nevada Democratic Caucus, defeating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 52.2% to 47.7% with 82.3% of Nevada's precincts reporting. This means that Clinton will pick up 5,259 delegates while Sanders earned 4,805 delegates from the Silver State.


A recent CNN poll had the two Democratic contenders neck-and-neck going into the polls but ultimately Clinton was able to find heavy support among women and black voters, according to preliminary exit polls.

“To all my supporters out there—some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. This one’s for you,” Clinton tweeted. Clinton is expected to give a victory speech in Las Vegas later tonight.

"I want to thank the people of Nevada for the support they have given us and the boost that their support will give us as we go forward," Sanders tweeted. "I am very proud of the campaign we ran. Five weeks ago we were 25 points behind and we ended up in a very close election."