This IS the first fairly large and diverse state to vote….
It is the second state to hold a caucus Not direct primary vote…
There could be several ballot calls…
Bernie Sanders IS expected to win the most votes according to most polls…
He could actually win the vote count and come in 2nd in the delegate’s (36 are up for grabs)…
Nevada will send 36 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Twenty-three of those national delegates will be doled out based on the results from the four congressional districts. The rest — five pledged party leader and elected official (PLEO) delegates and eight at-large delegates — will be allocated based on the state-wide vote. Only candidates who win 15% or more of the statewide vote will qualify for any of the PLEO or at-large delegates.
The first step, however, will be determining how many delegates each campaign gets to send to the county convention. Each precinct awards a set number of delegates to the county convention, and when results are released on Saturday (or after), they’ll be in terms of those county-level delegates.
The state’s proportional distribution of delegates means that the candidates with the most county-level delegates on Saturday might not have the most delegates at the national convention. In 2008, Hillary Clinton won 51% of the county-level delegate count to Barack Obama’s 45%. But because Obama’s support was spread across the state — including rural areas — he ended up beating her in the national delegate count.
Who can caucus?
Anyone registered as a Democrat who will be 18 years old by the November general election can participate in the caucus. Same-day voter registration is available. Nevada is continuing its tradition of offering caucus locations on the Las Vegas Strip for shift workers.
Are Republicans caucusing, too?
No. The Nevada GOP decided last year to cancel its caucus and will vote to bind its delegates to President Trump, who held a rally in Las Vegas on Friday.
Who’s on the presidential preference card?
There are 13 candidates for Democrats to choose from on the card, but six of them have dropped out since the presidential preference card was finalized last month.
The candidates on the ballot and still in the race are: former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Nevada caucus updates here….