Nevada Democratic Caucus

Dora Uchel standing in front of the Jot Travis Building. Uchel is wearing a caucus observer button on her shirt that reads "Bernie For President 2020 Observer."
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR

Nevada’s caucus isn’t accessible for everyone. Many voters with disabilities said they have faced unique challenges when trying to participate in the election process, including caucusing. Nevada's Democratic caucus was on Saturday, February 22, and some voters voiced the obstacles they experienced. 

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.

Illustration of an assault style gun.
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano / KUNR

Nevada is home to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As the caucus approaches, gun reform is one key issue that Democratic presidential candidates are addressing. KUNR’s Paul Boger sat down with Stephanie Serrano to break down what we know about their policies.

Una Guía: Cómo Participar En El Caucus De Nevada

Feb 19, 2020

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It's showtime in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidates are debating for the ninth time for the 2020 campaign, but it's former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's first time on stage.

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.

VIDEO: ¿Cómo Funciona El Caucus?

Feb 19, 2020
Personas en un evento de campaña de la presidencia.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

El Día del Caucus Demócrata en Nevada tendrá lugar el sábado 22 de febrero y los participantes podrán votar en persona.

Amy Klobuchar waves to supporters from a stage.
Paul Boger

Democratic presidential hopeful, Amy Klobuchar, has made her first appearance in Northern Nevada following avstrong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Tom Steye walks down the street speaking with local buiness owners.
Lucia Starbuck

And then there were seven...that’s how many Democrats will be up for consideration in Nevada’s Democratic presidential caucus, but with so many candidates in the race, how are voters selecting a preferred candidate? KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with some voters in Northern Nevada to find out.

Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

The Nevada State Democratic Party has announced the digital tool it will be using to count its caucus results. 

Quote from Jeremy Gelman. I think the lesson of Trump is get into the race, see how it goes, stick with it, and there's a chance you can win. So a lot of people are taking that chance.
Jayden Perez / KUNR

For the 2020 election, a whopping 29 Democratic presidential candidates initially ran to become their party's nominee. Now, there are eight Democratic contenders left in the running.

KUNR’s Jayden Perez spoke with Jeremy Gelman, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, about this trend of having large candidate pools, and some of the impacts.

Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer is the first candidate to visit the Silver State since New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday. He joined Fernley locals for a breakfast meet and greet on Wednesday.

Megaphone exclaiming Nevada Caucus. Silhouettes of people drawn toward the shape of Nevada. The American flag is placed behind this scene.
Illustrated by Stephanie Serrano

Nevada’s Democratic Party is the first in the country to offer early caucusing.

Four AFSCME union members stand as one reads a statement.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

Ahead of the Nevada Democratic caucus, speculation over which candidate union members are going to stand behind is mounting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union members make up nearly 15 percent of the state’s workforce.

Caucus participants in Ankeny, Iowa.
Clay Masters / Iowa Public Radio

Results for the Iowa Democratic caucus have yet to be released, due to complications with the newly developed precinct reporting app that was used. Coding issues and minimal training led to widespread confusion across the state.

The Nevada State Democratic Party is planning to use a similar app-based system for its Feb. 22 caucus. Looking ahead, third-in-line Nevada caucus participants are raising red flags — especially in light of the new app being used for the first time in the state.

¿Qué Es Un Caucus Y Por Qué Nevada Juega Un Papel Relevante?

Feb 2, 2020
Personas en un evento de campaña de la presidencia.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

En el mundo político el 2019 fue de preparativos para lo que será un momento histórico: La elección presidencial el martes 3 de noviembre del 2020.

Ese día los estadounidenses acudirán a las urnas para elegir a su nuevo mandatario (a). Pero a esa fecha decisiva le antecede una serie de procesos clave en la maquinaria política nacional, incluyendo el llamado caucus.

Vote here sign in front of a caucus site.
Erik Hersman / Flickr, CC Attribution 2.0 Generic

We're days away from the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, and weeks away in Nevada. At the Nevada Democratic Party’s Reno office, about 25 volunteers are learning how to run a caucus event. On Feb. 22, they will show up at their precinct and help organize the votes.

"It does seem... that [Biden] and [Sanders] are out in front, but a lot can change... before we get to Nevada," Messerly said.
Paul Boger / KUNR

There’s officially less than one month until Democratic voters across the Silver State are expected to come together to select their party’s preferred candidate for president. But with only 31 days until the Nevada caucus, some presidential hopefuls still have a lot of work to do if they hope to win the First in the West contest. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke to Megan Messerly, The Nevada Independent’s lead 2020 reporter, to help break down the race so far.

Attendees sit as they listen to a presentation.
my learning / Flickr Creative Commons

The Nevada Democratic Party is hosting a series of interactive sessions where voters can get a better understanding of how to caucus.

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