Bernie and Jane Sanders at the conclusion of Tacoma rally
Bernie and Jane Sanders acknowledge the 17,000+ supporters inside the Tacoma Dome with fists clenched in soldarity (Photo: Rennie Sawade/NPI)

2020 Demo­c­ra­t­ic fron­trun­ner and Unit­ed States Sen­a­tor from Ver­mont Bernie Sanders appears to be on his way to a third con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ry in the con­test for del­e­gates to the 2020 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion in Milwaukee.

Sanders is pro­ject­ed to be the vic­tor in this year’s Neva­da Demo­c­ra­t­ic cau­cus­es, which are wrap­ping up today at loca­tions across the Sil­ver State.

Sanders is also in first place in the ini­tial cau­cus results.

Trail­ing Sanders are (in the fol­low­ing order) for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, for­mer South Bend May­or Pete Buttigieg, and Sen­a­tor Eliz­a­beth Warren.

War­ren, who is already on her way to Wash­ing­ton State for a ral­ly at Seat­tle Cen­ter, had hoped to bol­ster can­di­da­cy with a stronger result in Neva­da than she received in New Hamp­shire a week and a half ago.

How­ev­er, it appears that she may once again fin­ish in fourth place.

Results — Nevada Democratic Caucuses Initial Alignment

90 of 2097 Precincts Report­ing — 4.29% | 46% expect­ed vote
As of Feb­ru­ary 22nd, 2020 4:57 PM Pacific

Par­tyNameVotesVote %
Sanders, Bernie
Biden, Joe
Buttigieg, Pete
War­ren, Elizabeth 
Stey­er, Tom 
Klobuchar, Amy

The ear­ly results don’t look good at all for Amy Klobuchar, who man­aged a strong show­ing in the New Hamp­shire pri­ma­ry after a stel­lar debate in Manchester.

In the final align­ment, Sanders has almost a major­i­ty of the vote so far… 49.97%, while Biden is in a dis­tant sec­ond place with 17.02%.

Again, it’s still ear­ly… few­er than a hun­dred precincts have report­ed results so far. So the num­bers will change. But Sanders does appear to be in a com­mand­ing posi­tion, and the pro­jec­tion in his favor is based on sol­id data.

Sanders’ cam­paign cer­tain­ly thinks that they have won.

The cam­paign has already declared vic­to­ry in a blast to supporters.

“Bernie Sanders won Neva­da! Thank you! Now we NEED to be ready for the com­ing attacks. It’ll only get hard­er from here,” the cam­paign declared, exhort­ing sup­port­ers to “donate $27” as soon as possible.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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