Amer Ishaq Soharwardi
Bureau Chief Washington DC
Sen. Bernie Sanders made a major breakthrough by scoring second straight win as after new Hampshire won the Nevada caucuses.
After winning the caucus in a speech, Sanders sounded a hopeful tone, saying, “When I look out at an audience like this and I see the diversity and beauty in this audience … I have absolute confidence we can create a government based on compassion, based on love and based on truth, not what we have now of greed, corruption and lies.”
Official results from the Nevada State Party have trickled in slowly over several hours. Less than 10 percent of precincts have been officially reported. Though there have been some issues reporting results, the caucuses seemed to have run smoothly overall.
Also competing in the state were former vice president Joe Biden; former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Elizabeth Warren Sen. Amy Klobuchar and investor Tom Steyer. Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg was not contesting Nevada.