Senator Bernie Sanders won the Nevada Caucus over the weekend becoming the Democratic party’s front-runner as the presidential campaign goes south.
Sanders won Nevada with 47% of the vote, placing ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden (23%) and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (14%). The 78-year-old Democratic socialist from Vermont gave his victory speech in San Antonio, Texas with his campaign looking ahead to “Super Tuesday.”
“We have just put together a , which is not only going to win in Nevada it’s going to sweep the country,” Sanders said.
The “nearly 75,000 people cast early ballots over a four-day period, and the party was able to process those in time for Saturday so they could be integrated into the in-person vote.”reported
There are seven major Democratic candidates remaining in the race for the nomination. They are: Sanders, Biden, Buttigieg, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and businessman Tom Steyer.
South Carolinians head to the polls on Saturday. On March 3, the “Super Tuesday” slate includes 14 states, American Samoa and Democrats working and living abroad cast their ballots.
Florida’s primaries are March 17.