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Television screens at a Las Vegas bar display Sanders speaking to a crowd, with the headline, "Breaking News: Sanders Addresses Supporters; CNN Projects He Wins Nevada."
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders notched a decisive victory in Nevada’s presidential caucus on Saturday, cementing his frontrunner status and paving a clear road heading into South Carolina’s primary next week and Super Tuesday soon after.

Las pantallas de televisión de un bar de Las Vegas muestran "Noticias de última hora": Sanders se dirige a sus seguidores; CNN proyecta que gana Nevada".
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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El Senador de Vermont Bernie Sanders ganó el caucus presidencial de Nevada este sábado, cuatro años después de perder al estado por un margen muy cerrado durante su primera candidatura para el cargo más alto de la nación.

A panoramic photo. There are several rows of long tables with people sitting down and talking.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

Presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in first place in Nevada’s Democratic caucus over the weekend, but at least one precinct in Reno, Nevada had Spanish translation issues.

Man speaks to crowd of enthusiastic young people
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Bernie Sanders was the 'belle of the ball' Saturday night, or rather, the 'belle of Nevada.' He easily took first place in the state's caucuses.

Bernie Sanders is outside at the University of Nevada, Reno with young people walking on both sides of him.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he expects a repeat of his victory in New Hampshire here in Nevada.

A picture of Pete Buttigieg shaking hands with voters.
Noah Glick

Early voting is underway for Nevada's caucus, and candidates are making their way to Northern Nevada to stump. In the past week alone, our area has seen campaign visits from all, with the exception of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii.

Stephanie Serrano

Hundreds of voters gathered in Reno Monday night for Senator Bernie Sanders’ third visit to the Silver State. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano was there and spoke with regional voters.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

In his latest campaign swing through Northern Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defended his plans to expand Medicare and forgive college loan debt.

Hundreds of posters were seen in supporters hands as they waved them to greet the presidential hopeful.
Stephanie Serrano

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made his first visit to Northern Nevada Wednesday night to rally for his 2020 presidential campaign. Roughly 1,500 people flooded Reno's City Plaza for his speech. KUNR Reporter Stephanie Serrano was there.

Bree Zender

The results of the race for Nevada’s open U.S. Senate seat will reach beyond the state itself. That’s why many big names in politics are traveling to the Silver State to campaign on the behalf of candidates Dean Heller and Jacky Rosen. KUNR’s Bree Zender explains. 

5 Nevadans Land Speaking Slots At DNC In Philly

Jul 25, 2016

Five Nevadans have landed speaking slots at this week's Democratic National Convention, highlighting the Silver State’s vaunted swing state status.

Those include Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, state Sen. Pat Spearman and 4th District congressional candidate Ruben Kihuen.

Kihuen, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Las Vegas, is seen as a rising star in the party.

Julia Ritchey

In just a few weeks, Nevada delegates will journey east for the Republican and Democratic national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. But not all will be representing their party's presumptive nominee. 

Paul Catha has been pulling for Bernie Sanders for more than a year, and that won't change come July 25 when he arrives in Philadelphia as a national delegate. 

Megan Messerly / Las Vegas Sun

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won Nevada at Saturday's state Democratic convention in Las Vegas. Of the 35 pledged delegates that Nevada will send to the National Convention this summer, 20 will support Clinton and 15 will support Bernie Sanders. 

That's because slightly more delegates showed up at this weekend's event in support of Clinton.

Megan Messerly, a political reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, covered the event where tensions were running high.

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Nevada Democrats are meeting Saturday for their state convention in Las Vegas. The party's main task is electing presidential delegates. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman reports.

Nevada Democrats will send 43 delegates to the national convention in July. During the February caucuses, Hillary Clinton nabbed 13 of them while Bernie Sanders claimed ten. There are also super delegates who are appointed. Right now, more are supporting Clinton. 

Megan Messerly, a political reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, says that for tomorrow, a dozen final delegates are up for grabs.

Bernie Sanders scored a big victory at Nevada's county-level Democratic conventions last Saturday — this was despite Hillary Clinton's win at the state's February 20th precinct caucuses. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with Fred Lokken, political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College, to break down what happened.

"I don't blame a single voter in Nevada for somehow thinking maybe the decision had been made on Saturday, Feb. 20," says Lokken on the confusion that followed the results last weekend.

Even though presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucuses back in February, Bernie Sanders secured more delegates for the upcoming state convention because more of his supporters showed up to Democratic county conventions over the weekend.

Washoe Dems Prepare For County Convention

Mar 29, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Washoe County Democrats are preparing to hold their county convention this Saturday at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Up to 2,000 people are expected to attend in order to elect delegates to the state convention in May. Elected officials, state and local candidates will also be speaking, including former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running for U.S. Senate.

The county convention is the second in a three-step process that Nevada Democrats use to award delegates and select a presidential candidate. 

Julia Ritchey

The Associated Press is reporting that Hillary Clinton will beat out Bernie Sanders in Nevada for her second win toward the Democratic presidential nomination. 

Reid Predicts Close Race, Decent Turnout For NV Caucus

Feb 17, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Nevada Senator Harry Reid is promoting the state’s caucus this Saturday with a pitstop at the Washoe Democratic Party offices in Reno on Wednesday.  

Reid is predicting a close race between Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, neither of whom he will endorse until after the caucus. 

"I think it's better that I'm not seen as Bigfooting the caucuses, that people should feel that I'm a fair arbiter of what's going on."

Caucus Looming, Sanders Talks Western Issues In Reno

Feb 13, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Fresh off a win in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made another stop in Reno over the weekend. Our reporter Julia Ritchey was there.  


Sanders is stepping up his campaigning in Nevada less than a week before the Democratic caucus. 


On Saturday, he appeared at a forum called “Real Solutions for Real People” sponsored by several local and national progressive groups and held at the University of Nevada, Reno.