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Nevada Democratic caucus 2016, date, start time, live results: Clinton vs Sanders going to be very close

Nevada Democratic caucus 2016, date, start time, live results: Clinton vs Sanders going to be very close

Nevada Democratic caucus 2016, date, start time, live results: Clinton vs Sanders going to be very close

Hillary Clinton is facing a tough prospect in Nevada Democratic caucus. It must be kept in mind that the democratic caucus that is set to be held there on February 20.

It must be kept in mind that the outcome of the Democratic caucus in Nevada may be a deciding factor for the future of the two candidates trying to bag the nomination. Merely a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and her campaign managers might have been completely sure of their success chances in Nevada caucuses.

But not anymore. Bernie Sanders has thrown a formidable challenge before the former secretary of state and has emerged as a dependable candidate for Democratic nomination. To be true, some polls suggest that he is better suited to face Republican opponents in the presidential elections 2016 in November this year.

Now the two are running neck and neck to win Nevada Democratic caucus. Some 48 percent of likely Nevada caucus-goers say they will support the former Secretary of State, while 47 percent say they will support Senator Sanders, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Similar are the outcome of other polls conducted in recent days. Hillary Clinton is up just 44 percent to Sanders’ 42 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University survey, while TargetPoint shows them in a flat tie, 45-45, and forecasting blog FiveThirtyEight’s weighted polling average shows Clinton edging Sanders 47-45. The close race is a surprise, to the say the least, and a lot is riding on the outcome. If, as was originally expected, Clinton wins Nevada, she may yet stop Sanders’ momentum, confirm fears that he is weak with minorities, and resume her narrative of electability in South Carolina and beyond.

It must be kept in mind that in Iowa Sanders almost beat Hillary who won by the smallest margin possible. Then she went on to lose New Hampshire primary with a massive difference. Now if Sanders wins in Nevada, or even if it’s another razor-thin tie as in Iowa, the race may be redefined. A tie or a Sanders win will prove the Vermont senator is more than a single-issue candidate unknown to minorities, and will call into question Clinton’s central argument, that she is the only electable candidate with broad appeal.

Saturday, February 20 – 11:00am PT
More details from NVDems.org. The first step in Nevada’s Democratic delegate selection process will occur with the precinct caucuses on February 20, 2016. From their precinct caucuses, Nevada Democrats will elect delegates to their county conventions. County conventions then select delegates to the state convention, which in turn selects delegates for the Democratic National Convention. Nevada will award a total of 43 delegates and three alternates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

 

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