Nevada Sees Big Turnout for Democratic Caucuses

February 25, 2020 by Dan McCue
In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo sign in on tablet computers at an early voting location in the Chinatown Plaza, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

A total of 105,195 voters turned out for last weekend’s Nevada Democratic caucuses surpassing the 84,000 voters who participated in 2016, the Nevada State Democratic Party said.

Despite the big crowd, the numbers fell short of the record 118,000 people who participated in the 2008 caucuses.

The turnout for the caucuses and four days of early voting represents 17.2% of the 610,911 active registered Democrats in the state.

Most caucus goers — nearly 75,000 — participated in early voting, rather than on caucus day.

The party also reported that it signed up 10,000 new Democratic voters during the early voting period.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was the winner of the contest, beating rival former Vice President Joe Biden by a more than 2-to-1 margin.

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in third; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, fourth, and businessman Tom Steyer fifth.

The 2020 caucuses may be the last Nevada ever holds. On Sunday, an icon in the state, former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid declared that the Democratic Party should eliminate all caucuses and use primarily elections going forward.

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