Politics

Hillary Clinton Wins The Democratic Caucuses In Nevada

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits with Harrah's Las Vegas employees on the day of the Nevada Democratic caucus, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Hillary Clinton is the winner of Saturday afternoon’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada, according to multiple news sources.

The former secretary of state declared victory on Twitter around 5 p.m. ET, shortly after major networks reported she was projected to capture a greater portion of caucus-goers than her opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Sanders performed well; when the networks first declared Clinton’s victory, her lead appeared to be very narrow. It’s possible the final tallies will slightly widen that gap. Several models from the New York Times’ Upshot team predict Clinton will end up winning the state by about 5 points. Some outlets are already describing it as a “solid win.”

Nevada assigns delegates regionally — so even though Clinton wins the state as a whole, she’ll probably only take home a few more delegates than Sanders.