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Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Nevada

Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Nevada

Feb 25, 2020

New York (USA), Feb 25: US Senator Bernie Sanders has won the caucuses in Nevada, the third nomination contest held by the Democratic Party.
The Associated Press reported on Monday that Sanders won 46.8 percent of precincts reporting, cementing his status as the leading candidate for the party's presidential nominee.
Sanders was followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with 20.2 percent. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gained 14.3 percent and Senator Elizabeth Warren 9.7 percent.
Sanders is a strong critic of economic inequality. He is calling for universal healthcare, free tuition at public colleges and universities and cancellation of student debt.
His campaign has attracted broad support among young voters, as well as Hispanics and other minorities.
Sanders has won the second and the third Democratic Party nomination contests, gaining momentum in the run-up to Super Tuesday on March 3, when 14 states will hold primaries, including vote-heavy states like California and Texas.
Biden was a distant second to Sanders in the Nevada caucuses after poor showings in the previous two contests. He received the most votes from African-Americans in Nevada.
Biden hopes to recover lost ground by winning a primary on Saturday in the southern state of South Carolina where he enjoys considerable African-American support.
Buttigieg gained attention by coming out on top in the first contest in Iowa and finished a close second in New Hampshire.
He is struggling to attract more minority voters who are the traditional support base of the Democratic Party.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who ranks third in national polls, is expected to contest in Super Tuesday states.
Source: NHK World