Sanders wins Decisively in Nevada Democratic Caucuses by receiving Support from Multigenerational & Multiracial Communities
February 23 , 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has secured a decisive win in Nevada Democratic Caucuses by securing 44.7% of the total votes. He is followed by Former Vice President Joe Biden with 19.5% votes, former South Bend (Indiana) Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 15.6% votes, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with 11.8% votes. After securing a decisive win in Nevada, Bernie Sanders has now 34 delegates (12 from Iowa, 9 from New Hampshire, and 13 from Nevada) followed by Pete Buttigieg with 23 delegates (14 from Iowa, 9 from New Hampshire, and 0 from Nevada) and Elizabeth Warren with 8 delegates (8 from Iowa, 0 from New Hampshire, and 0 from Nevada). Sanders had a strong showing in Iowa, followed by a narrow win in New Hampshire. Nevada’s win is significant for Sanders as it solidified his frontrunner status in the Democratic nomination race. Currently campaigning in Texas, Bernie Sanders told his supporters in San Antonio that “We’ve brought together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition that is not only going to win Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country.” The win in Nevada is especially significant for Sanders as it has more than 41% non-white American electorate (including 19% Hispanic, 13% Black, and 4% Asian), thereby proving his detractors (who said Bernie can’t appeal to a diverse population of voters and doesn’t stand a chance to win against Donald Trump in 2020 US presidential election) wrong. The next Democratic primary is going to be held in South Carolina on February 29, 2020 (Saturday). This state has more than 61% black voters and the average of all polls in South Carolina show that Sanders (with 21% support) is just 2.3% points behind Joe Biden (with 23.3% support). The average of polls in California, Texas, and North Carolina shows that Sanders is ahead of his Democratic contenders by 11.5%, 2.5%, and 2% respectively. March 3 is going to be a Super Tuesday. The 14 US states polling on March 3 are California, Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Utah, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Arkansas, Alabama, and America Samoa.