Nevada Democratic Caucus

VIDEO: ¿Cómo Funciona El Caucus?

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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.

Former HUD Sec. Julian Castro meets with voters  during a campaign stop in Minden.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Democratic Presidential hopeful Julian Castro recently made headlines when he criticized Iowa and New Hampshire's position as the first two nominating states for their lack of diversity.

A crowd lines up outside the Western Folklife Center in Elko to hear from former Vice President Joe Biden.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

As many as 15 Democrats could be up for consideration during Nevada's Democratic Caucus in February. With such a crowded presidential field, campaigns are working to drum up every vote by spending more time in rural counties. KUNR's Paul Boger reports.

Two women and a girl pose for a picture.
Lucia Starbuck

Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall in Reno Tuesday night. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck talked to attendees about issues that matter to them, like climate change and immigration.

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.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
Jamelle Bouie via Flickr - Creative Commons

Democratic presidential candidates looking to win the Silver State next year have been doing everything in the power to drum up support ahead of Nevada's Democratic Caucus in February. For New Jersey Senator Cory Booker though, winning Nevada is personal with his family, including his parents and grandparents, having put down roots in Clark County. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke to Booker while at a recent campaign event.

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro (left) and Yerington Paiute Tribal Chair Laurie Thom listen to a community member during a recent campaign stop.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

Former Obama-era Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Democratic Presidential Candidate Julian Castro says more needs to be done to help communities affected by hazardous waste.