Iowa Democrats agree to Buttigieg, Sanders limited recount

Cheryl Sanders
February 25, 2020

Post-caucus, Nevada Democrats plan to undertake a review of the results over an unspecified period of time and will consider requests for recounts from campaigns as they arise. "In Nevada we have just brought together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition which is not only going to win in Nevada, it's going to sweep this country". Campaign officials for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen.

Seeking to allay fears about a repeat of Iowa-which President Donald Trump seized upon in an attempt to discredit the Democrats' governance abilities-Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said the party is going "as low-tech as humanly possible" on Saturday, "while still preserving efficiency".

Biden and Warren were looking to jump-start struggling campaigns after poor finishes in the first two states, while Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar are hoping to prove they can appeal to Nevada's more diverse electorate.

Then, they must text a photo of the reporting sheet to the Nevada Democratic Party and hand in the physical copies of their reporting sheets.

The next primary will be February 29 in SC, followed three days later by the Super Tuesday contests in 14 states on March 3 that pick more than one-third of the pledged delegates who will help select a Democratic nominee. "Congratulations Bernie, & don't let them take it away from you!"

"I don't think we can allow ourselves to get to the point where it feels like fighting is the point", he said.

Because of a host of factors, the state may be presented with a rare opportunity to make a showing for its competence, and diversity, as calls mount for Nevada to supplant Iowa as the first state to vote in the primaries.

The caucuses also follow a frenetic Democratic debate in Nevada on Wednesday that featured a volley of scathing attacks on Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, who has been rising in the polls on the back of a self-funded advertising blitz but is not even competing in Nevada. Around 54 percent of Latino voters said they backed him, while 24 percent of college-educated white women and 34 percent of those who have a union member in their families supported him.

Unlike state primaries and the November election, which are run by government officials, caucuses are overseen by state parties.

Four days of early voting in Nevada this week drew more than 75,000 Democrats, more than half first-time voters, putting the party in position to surpass the turnout record of 118,000 in 2008, when Barack Obama's candidacy electrified the party.

Among precautions, site leaders at caucuses will phone in their results and take photographs of their tabulations.

Amid such concerns, Nevada Democrats tried to stay focused on the candidates and the issues they represent.

Nevada caucuses resultsBernie Sanders faces a test of his frontrunner status in the Democratic White House race in Nevada, where balloting is underway.

"We've done it not by consolidating one extreme faction but by growing an American majority that is united not only over who we are against but what it is we are for", he said. Hispanics make up almost one-third of the state's population.

Early voting inside the Lockwood Community/Senior Center in Storey County, Nev. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, the first day of early voting.

Peoples and Slodysko reported from Washington.

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