Local residents wait to cast their votes during the Nevada caucuses inside the Coronado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 22, 2020.
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The Nevada Democratic presidential caucus is too early to call Saturday afternoon as entrance polls indicate Sen. Bernie Sanders has a significant lead in the initial round of voting, according to NBC News.
Nevada Democrats are choosing their presidential favorites in a test of whether 2020 White House hopefuls can extend early success — or earn enough support to even stay in the race.
Voters gathered to caucus at 3 p.m. ET in the third nominating contest of this year’s Democratic primary. Nevada awards 36 pledged national delegates proportionately, based on congressional district level and statewide results.
The state has drawn significant attention, and not only because voters of color get their first real chance to make their preference known this cycle. Nevada has faced questions about whether it can report results smoothly, following the disastrous Iowa caucus earlier this month riddled with apparent technological and reporting errors.
After the presidential field winnowed in recent weeks, only seven Democrats still seeking the nomination were on the ballot in Nevada:
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