Sen. Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Nevada caucus, solidifying his frontrunner status over Democratic rivals heading into the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.
At 56 percent, Fox News called the race for the Democratic socialist with only 4 percent of delegates in.
The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will win the Nevada caucuses, further cementing his lead over half a dozen Democratic rivals and raising the question of whether he can be stopped on his march toward the Democratic nomination. pic.twitter.com/XJmhLqJkSz— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) February 22, 2020
After Sanders's decisive victory, many noted there is now no denying the party has shifted far-left.
Bernie Sanders wins #NevadaCaucus in a landslide. The socialists have conquered the Democrat Party.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 22, 2020
Voter turnout heading into the caucus was strong, with the state allowing early voting for the first time this year. Almost 75,000 people participated between last Saturday through Tuesday. For comparison, Democratic turnout in 2016 was only about 84,000, down from 118,000 in 2008.
Entrance polls showed Sanders did well among all demographics.
The entrance polls in Nevada show Bernie Sanders winning men and women, whites and Latinos, voters 17-29, 30-44 and 45-65, those with college degrees and those without, liberal Democrats (by a lot) and moderate/conservatives (narrowly), union and non-union households.— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 22, 2020
There are 36 pledged national Democratic convention delegates at stake.
Update: President Trump congratulated Sanders on Twitter.
Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2020
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