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The Nevada Caucuses are the “First in the West Caucus“. The first caucus of every political season is held in Iowa. This year, the Nevada Democratic Party had more than 80 early voting locations and more than 250 Caucus Day locations. The goal was to make the caucus as accessible and expansive as possible.

The Nevada Republican Party chose not to hold a 2020 caucus. On September 7, 2019, ABC News reported that the Nevada GOP voted to opt out of its caucus process, but stopped short of nominating Trump. Instead, state party officials on the central committee will participate in an endorsement vote, which could bind the state’s delegates to the president at a later date.

The Nevada Democratic Party posted information on how the precinct caucuses work.

Registered Democrats will arrive and check-in at their precinct caucus location on February 22nd, 2020. Check-in wlll open at 10 am and precinct caucuses will be called to order at noon. When the caucus begins, eligible caucus-goers divide to form presidential preference groups. If a preference group for a candidate does not have enough people to be considered “viable,” (a threshold set at the start of your precinct caucus), eligible attendees will have an opportunity to join another preference group. Delegates are then awarded to the preference groups based on their size. Caucus Day will also give you the opportunity to sign up to be a member of your county central committee and to submit resolutions to the county platform. This information only applies to the precinct caucuses on February 22nd. You may also choose to participate in the early vote period prior to Caucus Day….

On January 22, 2020, the Nevada Democratic Party released what this year’s presidential preference cards looked like. Voters must use the blue side first, for the first alignment at the caucus. Then, they must use the red side for the final alignment. The presidential preference cards are in English and Spanish, and, for the first time, in Tagalog (to accommodate Nevada’s growing Asian American Pacific Islander community.)

On February 4, 2020, the Nevada Democrats Twitter account posted a tweet that said: “NV Dems Statement on the Iowa Caucus: ” It included a screenshot of the following statement:

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II released the below statement regarding the Iowa caucus:

“NV Dems can confidently say that what happened in the Iowa caucus last night will not happen in Nevada on February 22nd. We will not be employing the same app or vendor used in the Iowa caucus. We had already developed a series of backups and redundant reporting systems, and are are currently evaluating the best path forward.”

On February 6, 2020, The Nevada Independent posted an article titled: “Nevada Democrats will not use any apps in its first in the West caucus, still evaluating path forward”. From the article:

…On Tuesday, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy released a statement attempting to mollify Democrats, campaigns, and political observers, promising he could “confidently say” that what happened in Iowa would not happen in Nevada, and that Nevada Democrats would not be using the same app or vendor responsible for the problem-plagued Iowa caucus. Later that day, party officials confirmed that Shadow had developed the two caucus apps for the party but reiterated they would not be using them for their caucus.

Until now, party officials had remained mum on whether some other app-based solution might be quickly developed to fill the hole created by the Shadow app. Nevada Democrats had planned to use an iPad-based app to capture the presidential preferences of caucusgoers at early voting sites and a second Caucus Day reporting app to guide precinct chairs step by step through the caucus process, automatically fold in the results from caucusgoers who voted early, and transmit final results to the party.

The party had already established backup plans for early voting and Caucus Day, both to maintain a paper record should there be a need to audit the results and also in the event technology failed…. Party officials had also previously said that if the early voting data was for whatever reason not accessible to a precinct chair through the Caucus Day app, he or she would be able to call a phone number to receive that information from the party and do the caucus math calculations manually…

KXBC.org provided information about how early caucusing works:

…For the first time ever, in an effort to increase accessibility to the caucus process, Nevada Democrats will be able to participate even if they can’t or don’t want to attend the normal caucus on Feb. 22.

So from Saturday through Tuesday, registered Democrats can go to an early vote site in the county in which they’re registered. Same-day registration is allowed.

At the early vote site, voters will receive a voter card and fill out a paper ballot, both of which have an identification number that correlates the two items.

After filling out the ballot with their preferences, voters will return both the voter card and the ballot to a designated ballot box…

On February 18, 2020, the Nevada Democratic Party reported that on the third day of early voting, 10,027 Nevada Democrats participated across 19 sites, bringing the total number of participants to more than 36,000.

Controversies

Bloomberg and the Nevada Democratic Debate

On January 21, 2020, USA Today posted an article titled: “Campaigns slam new debate rules as DNC changes make way for Bloomberg to be on stage”. It was written by Rebecca Morin. From the article:

The Democratic National Committee has altered the criteria to qualify for the Nevada debate, almost doubling the polling threshold and donor requirements – which could make way for Michael Bloomberg to make it on stage…

…To qualify for the Nevada debate, candidates must receive 10% or more in at least four polls between Jan. 15 and Feb 18, which include national polls or Nevada and South Carolina state polls, or hit at least 12% in two polls in Nevada and South Carolina.

Candidates can also qualify for the debate if they get one delegate in either Iowa or New Hampshire. There will be no donor requirements. The Nevada debate will be held on February 19, with the state’s caucus four days later on February 22.

Despite meeting past polling requirements for the Iowa and New Hampshire debate, Bloomberg has yet to make it on to the stage due to the donor threshold. Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor and billionaire, is not accepting donations to his campaign.

Although Bloomberg doesn’t qualify for the Nevada debate currently, he is rising in polling and could reach the threshold before the Feb. 18 deadline. He was at 10% in a national Fox News poll released Jan. 26.

Bloomberg’s campaign praised the DNC’s new rules…

…But several campaigns criticized the DNC’s decision to eliminate the donor threshold.

“To change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong,” Sanders’ senior advisor Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “That’s the definition of a rigged system.”…

Here are some comments on this topic from other presidential candidates:

On Jaunary 31, 2020, Sy Lee, (who was then National Press Secretary for Andrew Yang), tweeted: “It’s a mistake for @TheDemocrats to change the rules for debates in the middle of this race to yield to a billionaire. We need to respect the grassroots movement leading this party forward.”

On January 31, 2020, Tom Steyer posted a statement on his official website titled: “Tom Steyer Statement on New DNC Debate Qualification Standards”. From the statement:

Today, presidential candidate Tom Steyer issued the following statement on the heels of the Democratic National Committee’s new qualification standards for the ninth Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, which will remove the unique donor threshold requirement.

“Let’s make one thing clear: changing the rules now to accommodate Mike Bloomberg and not changing them in the past to ensure a more diverse debate stage is just plain wrong. Back in December, I called on the DNC to open up the debate requirements so that more candidates, including candidates of color, would be able to participate. The Democratic Party should be doing everything possible to ensure a diverse field of candidates. Instead, they are changing the rules for a candidate who is ignoring early states voters and grassroots donors.”

“I have always believed that one of the Democratic Party’s great strengths is that it represents every community in our great nation, and that voters should be able to hear from a diverse group of candidates before they select our nominee. This race is wide open and will continue to be until a majority of Democrats vote. It’s up to us to continue to show America that we are the party of diversity, that can unite our country and expose Trump in the general election as the fraud and failure that he is.”…

On January 31, 2020, Addisu Demissie (Cory Booker’s former campaign manager) tweeted: “I have been asked what the most significant day of the campaign was and that is hard to do without more perspective than I have rn. But on the list, without question, is May 29, 2019 – when the donor threshold was raised to 130k. That’s all I will say about this today.”

On February 16, 2020, The Philadelphia Inquirer posted an article titled: “Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Amy Klobuchar accuse Mike Bloomberg of trying to buy Democrats’ election”. It was written by Alexandra Jaffe and Nicholas Riccardi. From the article:

…Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg all targeted billionaire Mike Bloomberg, accusing him of buying his way into the election and making clear they were eager to take him on in a debate…

…Their attacks are a sign of how seriously the field is starting to take Bloomberg as he gains traction in the race and is on the cusp of qualifying for Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Bloomberg has bypassed the traditional early voting states including Nevada, focusing instead on the 14 states that will vote in the Super Tuesday primary on March 3. He has spent more than $147 million of his own multibillion-dollar fortune on advertising nationwide, an unprecedented sum for any candidate in a primary…

…The hundreds of millions of dollars that Bloomberg has pumped into the Super Tuesday states has only heightened the sense of uncertainty surrounding the Democratic race..


Bernie Sanders and the Nevada Culinary Union

On February 11, 2020, The Nevada Independent posted an article titled: “In new flyer, Culinary Union warns members Sanders would ‘end’ their health care if elected president”. It was written by Megan Messerly. From the article:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would “end Culinary Healthcare” if elected president, according to a new one-pager the politically powerful Culinary Union is posting back of the house on the Las Vegas Strip.

The new flyer, a copy of which was obtained by The Nevada Independent, compares the positions on health care, “good jobs”, and immigration of six Democratic presidential hopefuls who have come to the union’s headquarters over the last two months to court its members. But the primary difference outlined in the document, which is being distributed in both English and Spanish, is the candidates’ positions on health care, taking particular aim at the Vermont senator over his Medicare-for-all policy, which would establish a single-payer, government run health insurance system.

The flyer says Sanders, if elected president, would “end Culinary Healthcare,” “require ‘Medicare For All'”, and “lower drug prices.”

The language it uses to describe the position of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who also supports Medicare for all after a transition period, is much gentler: “Medicare for All,” “replace Culinary Healthcare after 3-year transition or at the end of collective bargaining agreements,” and “lower drug prices.”

The Culinary Union, which provides health insurance to 130,000 workers and their family members through a special trust fund, strongly opposes Medicare for all on the basis that it would eliminate the health insurance they have negotiated for over several decades. Health insurance provided by the Culinary Health Fund is considered to be some of the best in the state, and the union even opened a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art health clinic a couple of years ago for its members.

The union, considered an organizing behemoth in the Silver State, has been known to tip the scales in elections in the past…

…Another handout that The Nevada Independent reported on last week obliquely accuses Sanders and Warren of wanting to take away union members’ hard-fought health plans and warns that electing a candidate who supports Medicare for all would lead to four more years of a Donald Trump presidency…

…The union is making it known, however, that it will be under no circumstances supporting President Donald Trump. The flyer lists Trump’s position in a bright red banner across the sheet as “dismantle Obamacare,” “weakened unions and right to organize,” and “end DACA and TPS. Separate families. No path to citizenship.”…

The Nevada Independent embedded an image of the Nevada Culinary Union’s flyer in the article. The previous flyer is embedded in an earlier article by The Nevada Independent.

On February 13, 2020, Politico posted an article titled: “Nevada’s powerful Culinary Union declines to endorse a 2020 candidate”. It was written by Marc Caputo, Dave Siders, and Natasha Koreki. From the article:

Nevada’s powerful Culinary Workers Union will not endorse in the presidential primary, while criticizing Bernie Sanders’ signature “Medicare for All” proposal.

In declining to pick a candidate – but calling for “choices” in health care – the union created an opening for Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, two moderate Democrats with little demonstrated support in the state.

And it was a further setback for Joe Biden, who has been desperate to reassert himself after two demoralizing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire…

…The refusal to endorse is a repeat of 2016, when the union decided to stay out of the bitter primary between Sanders and Hillary Clinton…

On February 13, 2020, Gary Grumbach, 2020 campaign embed for NBC News, tweeted: “Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has released a statement on the Culinary Union’s non-endorsement. THREAD – >” The tweet included an embedded statement:

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday issued the following statement after Culinary Workers Union Local 226 announced it would not endorse in the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus:

“I very much appreciate the struggle that the Culinary Union is waging to improve the lives of working families in Nevada and throughout the country, and I agree with their key goals.

“In the richest country in the history of the world, one job should be enough for every worker to raise a family, to retire with dignity, and to live the American Dream.

“We must provide guaranteed health care for all. As someone who has the strongest lifetime pro-labor record of anyone in Congress, I would never do anything to diminish the health care that unions and workers have fought for. Under Medicare for All, health care will be preserved and expanded for all, including unionized casino workers and service staff, uninsured food workers, and striking workers fighting for their rights.

“We must also finally create a humane immigration system. We will pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship. I will sign an executive order on the first day as President to reinstate the DACA program for young people and their parents. And we will put an end to Trump’s horrific ICE raids.

“Let me also address an important issue that the Culinary union has raised regarding online harassment. Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner,

“I am running for president to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the one percent. And as president, I look forward to working side-by-side with the Culinary Union and their members to do just that.


On February 15, 2020, NBC News posted an article: “Biden calls on Sanders to take accountability for supporters’ threats” It was written by Mike Memoli. From the article:

Joe Biden called on Bernie Sanders to accept greater accountability for tactics and rhetoric of his staunchest supporters and do more to discourage it, after what he called the “outrageous” threats on a prominent union that criticized his healthcare plan.

Representatives of the powerful Culinary Workers Union, which represents 60,000 workers supporting Nevada’s gaming and hospitality industries, said this week that supporters of the Vermont senator had “viciously attacked” its members after its leadership warned about the risk to their negotiated health plans under a Medicare for All system.

In an exclusive interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Biden said the Vermont senator “may not be responsible for it, but he has some accountability.”

“You know me well enough to know if any of my supporters did that, I’d disown them. Flat disown them,” Biden said. “The stuff that was said online. The way they threatened these two women who are leaders is that Culinary union. It is outrageous. Just – just go online.”

In a PBS Interview Thursday, Sanders called the attacks on Culinary leadership “not acceptable.”

“I don’t know who these so-called supporters are,” he said. “We’re living in a strange world on the Internet. And sometimes people attack people in somebody else’s name. But let me be very clear. Anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of my movement.”…


Questionable Things Happening with ballots and NDAs

On February 19, 2020, The Associated Press posted an article titled: “Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results”. From the article:

…Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told The Associated Press that several factors, including early voting and potentially high turnout, could affect the tabulation and timing of results. In addition, Nevada, like Iowa, will be reporting three sets of data from the multistage caucus process.

Perez said he doesn’t know when results will be released…

…Nevada Democrats were going to use the same mobile app developer as Iowa, but quickly sidelined those plans. Instead, they will deploy party-owned, internet-connected iPads to precincts that will come with a Google form that will be used to access early vote totals, perform calculations during the caucus process and, ultimately, submit results electronically to the party…

On February 21, 2020, CNN reported that the Nevada Democratic Party asked caucus volunteers to sign confidentially agreements. From the article:

The Nevada State Democratic Party is asking site leaders for Saturday’s caucuses to sign non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from speaking to the media…

…A Nevada State Democratic Party official told CNN that it’s standard practice to request staff and volunteers to sign an NDA because they are privy to strategic information and said the party also required NDAs in 2018.

CNN obtained a copy of one of the four-page agreements which states, in part, “I will take all measures necessary to protect the secrecy of, and avoid disclosure and unauthorized use of, Confidential Information of the NSDP.”…

…It goes on to say that the interest in Nevada politics may cause them to be contacted by reporters and that those inquires must be referred to the Executive Director or Communications Director, and it adds, in all caps, “THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.” It also specifies that they cannot provide information to journalists on background or off the record…

On February 21, 2020, Politico reported an official with Joe Biden’s campaign was unhappy with the way the Nevada Democratic Party was processing early-voting ballots. From the article:

…But an official with Joe Biden’s campaign voiced frustration with the state party over the number of ballots that were voided during the first two days of early voting. According to data provided to the campaign by the state party, about 776 ballots from early voting ballots on Saturday and Sunday – or 3 percent of the total – were scrapped because a voter failed to sign the ballot. (The state party provided more updated figures: Of the more than 36,000 ballots that were cast through Monday, 1,124 ballots have been voided, still about 3 percent).

“If that percentage holds across all early voting days, more than 2,100 voters will have been disenfranchised because of lack of signature,” Biden’s general counsel wrote in a letter to the state party Thursday. “This is not a fair or defensible outcome… We ask that the state party ensure that these votes are counted.”

In an emailed response to the Biden campaign, Alana Mounce, executive director of the Nevada State Democratic Party, said the party gave campaigns guidance “some time ago regarding the processing of early vote ballots,” including details that ballots without a voter signature would be voided. The party said signatures are an “important security component”.

“Since that time, our early vote volunteers and campaigns were given repeated instructions to inform early voters to sign their ballots,” Mounce wrote. “As a result, we saw a steadily-diminished number of ballots being processed that lacked signatures.”

In a second letter, Biden’s general counsel argued that the guidance mentioned by the state party was released “the day before early voting started, with no time for objection and minimal time for training. The campaigns were first briefed on it the day after early voting started, after more than 20,000 ballots had been cast.”

The state party is notifying people whose early-voting ballots have been voided and urging them to attend a caucus on Saturday, the Nevada Independent reported. The party is standing by its decision to void ballots without valid signatures…


The Washington Post reported that Russia has tried to intervene with Democratic primaries to aid Bernie Sanders

I don’t have a subscription to The Washington Post, so I have no means of reading whatever it was they wrote. Their article was titled: “Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign”. It was posted on February 21, 2020, the day before the Nevada Caucus.

However, I can access The New York Times, who posted an article titled: “Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Sanders in Democratic Primaries”. It was also posted on February 21, 2020. From the article:

Russia has been trying to intervene in the Democratic primaries to aid Senator Bernie Sanders, according to people familiar with the matter, and Mr. Sanders said on Friday that intelligence officials recently briefed him.

The disclosure came a day before the Nevada caucuses, where Mr. Sanders is a favorite, and followed revelations a day earlier that Moscow was interfering on President Trump’s behalf this year, as it did in 2016.

Mr. Sanders denounced Russia in a statement, calling President Vladimir V. Putin an “autocratic thug” and warning Moscow to stay out of the election. Drawing a contrast with Mr. Trump, he said he would stand against any efforts by Russia or another foreign power to interfere in the vote.

“The intelligence community is telling us they are interfering in this campaign right now in 2020,” Mr. Sanders separately told reporters in Bakersfield, Calif., where he held a rally on Friday. “And what I say to Mr. Putin: “If elected president, trust me, you are not going to be interfering in American elections.”

Mr. Sanders said he was briefed about a month ago. Asked why the disclosure came out now, he said: “I’ll let you guess about one day before the Nevada caucus. Why do you think it came out?”…

…Russia’s interference on behalf of both Mr. Trump, the dominant force in the Republican Party, and Mr. Sanders, a stalwart of the left, underscores its efforts to sow chaos across the political spectrum. Undermining the democratic system remains at the core of Russia’s effort to raise its own stature by weakening the United States, according to current and former officials…

…In briefings to House Intelligence Committee members last week and to Mr. Sanders, officials said that Russia was actively interfering in the campaign, and people at the House briefing said intelligence officials said that Russia had a preference for Mr. Trump…

On February 21, 2020, Wired posted an article titled: “Russia Doesn’t Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos”. It was written by Brian Barrett. From the article:

If there’s one line intelligence officials have stuck to about Russian interference in US elections, it’s that it never stopped. Not after the 2016 election, not after the 2018 midterms, and certainly not now, well into the 2020 primary season. Which is why it should be no great surprise that, as The Washington Post first reported Friday, US officials warned Bernie Sanders that Russia is “attempting to help” his presidential campaign. It also shouldn’t be read as any kind of endorsement.

The Post is slim on details, other than saying that both Sanders and President Trump were briefed on Russia’s efforts. The news follows reports Thursday that intelligence officials recently briefed Congress about Russian interference aimed at helping reelect Donald Trump…

…The 2020 playbook remains the same, say Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute who studies Russian interference efforts: Elevate Trump, play up that Sanders got a raw deal, and tear down the leading institutional Democrat – then Clinton, now Biden and Bloomberg. Instead of Jill Stein, 2020 has Tulsi Gabbard, who has not left the race and whom Russia media, Watts says, regularly praises.

“The Kremlin’s strategy for a year has been straightforward,” Watts says. “They would like to see Trump reelected.”…

…And while Sanders strongly condemned any interference by Russia in his statement, he also implied to reporters later that the Post report came out Friday because the Nevada caucuses were the next day, fueling the same grievances Russia feasted on in 2016 and still does today, Russia wants Sanders voters to think the system is rigged. (Trump is a fan of this narrative, as well, as he was four years ago.)..

…So, yes, Russia continues to support Sanders – or, more specifically, the narrative that the process is rigged against him. That’s not the same as wanting Sanders in the White House.

Nevada Endorsements

On March 3, 2020, The Hill posted an article titled: “Harry Reid endorses Biden’s White House Bid”. It was written by Rebecca Klar. From the article:

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday announced he was endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid for the White House.

Reid lauded Biden as the candidate best fit to assemble the largest coalition to defeat President Trump and “lead our country following the trauma of Trump’s presidency.”

“Joe Biden’s strength of character and deep experience stand in the starkest contrast to Trump’s amorality, corruption, and utter incompetence,” Reid said in a statement.

“Biden will be a much-needed stabilizing force following Trump’s disastrous term, offering a positive and progressive alternative to Trump’s dark vision of racism, xenophobia and politics built on cruelty and exclusion. I believe Biden is best able to defeat Donald Trump and enact the policies we care about.”…

Results

The Associated Press tweeted: “Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, cementing his front-runner status. Sanders also won in New Hampshire and finished essentially tied with Pete Buttigieg in Iowa.”

Bernie Sanders tweeted: “We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable. Together, let’s win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio:” The tweet included a link to a periscope video.


On February 22, 2020, BuzzFeed News posted an article titled: “MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Compared Bernie Sanders’ Nevada Performance To the Nazi Invasion of France”. It was written by David Mack.

As Bernie Sanders surged to the top of the pack at Saturday’s Democratic Caucus in Nevada, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews was having a rough time.

The Hardball host told viewers that if Sanders became the Democratic nominee, Republicans would release opposition research about “what [Sanders] said in the past about world affairs, how far left he is” that would “kill him” in the general election in November.

“But I think it’s a little late to stop him,” Matthews told viewers.

Then the MSNBC start turned to the history books for an analogy to describe his feelings at watching a series of top Democrats be outpaced by Sanders.

“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,” said Matthews, “And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.”

“So I had that suppressed feeling,” said Matthews.

The comment prompted outcry not just from Sanders’ supporters – many on Twitter described the reference to a Nazi invasion to discuss a prominent Jewish candidate as distasteful…

…A spokesperson for MSNBC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about what Matthews said…

Mike Casca, Communications Director for Bernie Sanders tweeted: “never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by nazis to the third reich. but here were are”

His tweet was in response to a tweet from Chris Hansen, alumni of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and former Chief of Staff for Senator Cory Gardner, which said: “MSNBC is must watch TV right now. Chris Matthews just likened Bernie’s win in Nevada tonight to the Germans overrunning The Maginot Line in 1940.”

Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, tweeted: “Let’s try to detangle this. Bernie, a Jewish man whose family members were killed in the holocaust, wins the Nevada caucus, and Bernie and his unprecedented diverse coalition are the Nazis and Chris Matthews, the DNC and MSNBC are now occupied France?”

If Not Now, a movement led by young American Jews to end Israel’s occupation and transform the American Jewish comminity, tweeted: “The second time in as many weeks that a MSNBC commentator has used Nazi comparisons when talking about @BernieSanders, a Jewish candidate with family that was murdered in the Holocaust. We demand an apology from @HardballChris – and we’re still waiting for @chucktodd’s apology.”

The Guardian reported the results of the 2020 Democratic Caucus. They got their results from the Associated Press.

Here are the results with 49.88% precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 3,564 votes – 46.64%
  • Joe Biden: 1,472 votes – 19.25%
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1,175 votes – 15.38%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 785 votes – 10.27%
  • Amy Klobuchar: 345 votes – 4.51%
  • Tom Steyer: 288 votes – 3.77%
  • Uncommitted: 5 votes – 0.07%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 4 votes – 0.05%
  • Michael Bennet: 2 votes – 0.03%
  • Andrew Yang: 2 votes – 0.03%
  • Deval Patrick: 1 vote – 0.01%

Here are the results with 87.55% of precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 6,120 votes – 47.15%
  • Joe Biden: 2,723 votes – 20.98%
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1,772 votes – 13.65%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 1,243 votes – 9.58%
  • Tom Steyer: 604 votes – 4.65%
  • Amy Klobuchar: 506 votes – 3.90%
  • John Delaney: 5 votes: 0.04%
  • Andrew Yang: 5 votes – 0.04%
  • Michael Bennet: 2 votes – 0.02%
  • Deval Patrick: 1 vote – 0.01%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0 votes – 0.00%

Here are the results with 100% of precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 6,788 votes – 46.84%
  • Joe Biden: 2,927 votes – 20.20%
  • Pete Buttigieg: 2,073 votes – 14.31%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 1,406 votes – 9.70%
  • Tom Steyer: 682 votes – 4.71%
  • Amy Klobuchar: 603 votes – 4.16%
  • Uncommitted: 7 votes – 0.05%
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 4 votes – 0.03%
  • Andrew Yang: 1 vote – 0.01%
  • Michael Bennet: 0 votes – 0.0%
  • John Delaney: 0 votes – 0.00%
  • Deval Patrick: 0 votes – 0.00%

The Nevada Democratic Party posted the number of delegates that each candidate earned:

Here are the results with 49.88% precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 3,568
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1,175
  • Joe Biden: 1,470
  • Elizabeth Warren: 785
  • Amy Klobuchar: 345
  • Tom Steyer: 288
  • Uncommitted: 5
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 4
  • Michael Bennet: 2
  • Andrew Yang: 2
  • Deval Patrick: 1

Here are the results with 60.37% precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 3,523
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1,172
  • Joe Biden: 1,496
  • Elizabeth Warren: 773
  • Amy Klobuchar: 364
  • Tom Steyer: 310
  • Uncommitted: 5
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 4
  • Michael Bennet: 2
  • Andrew Yang: 2
  • Deval Patrick: 1

Here are the results with 87.55% precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 6,120
  • Joe Biden: 2,723
  • Pete Buttigieg: 1,772
  • Elizabeth Warren: 1,243
  • Tom Steyer: 604
  • Amy Klobuchar: 506
  • John Delaney: 5
  • Andrew Yang: 5
  • Michael Bennet: 2
  • Deval Patrick: 1
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 0
  • Uncommitted: 0

Here are the results with 100% of precincts reporting:

  • Bernie Sanders: 6,788
  • Joe Biden: 2,927
  • Pete Buttigieg: 2,073
  • Elizabeth Warren: 1,406
  • Tom Steyer: 682
  • Amy Klobuchar: 603
  • Uncommitted: 7
  • Tulsi Gabbard: 4
  • Andrew Yang: 1
  • Michael Bennet: 0
  • Deval Patrick: 0
  • John Delaney: 0

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