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Sanders heads to big win in Nevada

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Sanders heads to big win in Nevada

Sanders heads to big win in Nevada

Senator Bernie Sanders appeared headed to a decisive win in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada Saturday, and early returns showed Joe Biden possibly landing a second-place finish.

Fred Katayama reports.

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Sanders heads to big win in Nevada

Bernie Sanders has once again appeared to cement his status as the front runner in the Democratic race for president -- this time, by walloping his opponents in the Nevada caucuses.

The Senator from Vermont appeared headed to a decisive win Saturday night.

Fox News and MSNBC projected Sanders as the winner in Nevada.

With about 10% of precincts reporting, he was leading with more than 40% of the final round of popular votes.

He was buoyed by what entrance polls showed was strong support for a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan like the one he has proposed.

Trailing him as a distant second with 19% of the vote was former Vice President Joe Biden.

He needed a strong outcome in Nevada to prove to primary voters he's still a top contender after dismal performances in Iowa and New Hampshire.

South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place with 17%.

He was six percentage points ahead of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

She had been hoping for a post-debate boost after her fierce performance on Wednesday.

The next primary will be Feb.

29 in South Carolina, followed by the Super Tuesday contests in 14 states on March 3 that pick more than one-third of the pledged delegates who will help select a Democratic nominee.

---------------------- Bernie Sanders has once again appeared to cement his status as the front runner in the Democratic race for president -- this time, by walloping his opponents in the Nevada caucuses.

The Senator from Vermont appeared headed to a decisive win Saturday night.

With about 10% of precincts reporting, he was leading with more than 40% of the final round of popular votes.

He was buoyed by what entrance polls showed was strong support for a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan like the one he has proposed.

Trailing him as a distant second with 19% of the vote was former Vice President Joe Biden.

He needed a strong outcome in Nevada to prove to primary voters he's still a top contender after dismal performances in Iowa and New Hampshire.

South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place with 17%.

He was six percentage points ahead of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

She had been hoping for a post-debate boost after her fierce performance on Wednesday.

The next primary will be Feb.

29 in South Carolina, followed by the Super Tuesday contests in 14 states on March 3 that pick more than one-third of the pledged delegates who will help select a Democratic nominee.

Caucus voters there gave Sanders an overwhelming XX% vote of confidence.

Trailing him with X% was former Vice President Joe Biden, who after dismal performances in Iowa and New Hampshire needed a strong outcome in Nevada to prove to primary voters he's still a top contender.

Biden had claimed his support among a more diverse electorate would propel him to victory.

That didn't happen on Saturday.

A self-identified democratic socialist, Sanders has surged to the top of opinion polls nationally after strong performances in the first two nominating contests earlier this month.

His support among Latinos in the state seemed to fuel his victory (WE CAN IMPROVE ON THIS SENTENCE BUT THE SENTIMENT IS RIGHT), and an entrance poll showed caucus goers favored a government-run Medicare for All healthcare plan, which he's made the centerpiece of his campaign.

The result will be a disappointment to Senator Elizabeth Warren who'd been hoping for a post-debate boost after her fierce performance on Wednesday.

And former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg DID??

And Senator Amy Klobuchar was NOWHERE TO BE FOUND?

MAYBE NOT WORTH MENTIONING.

The next primary will be Feb.

29 in South Carolina, followed by the Super Tuesday contests in 14 states on March 3 that pick more than one-third of the pledged delegates who will help select a Democratic nominee.



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