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Bernie Sanders cements front-runner status with Nevada caucuses win

BBC.

Bernie Sanders has cemented his status as the Democratic front-runner to take on Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election.

He is projected to win Nevada’s caucuses, and early results suggest he is on course for a large victory.

There is a long way to go, however, until a nominee is confirmed.

Early results also suggest former vice-president Joe Biden has performed better in Nevada than in the other two states which have voted so far.

He had underwhelming results in Iowa and New Hampshire. Those states kicked off the four-month long primaries process, in which candidates are jostling to convince voters why they are the best candidate to challenge Mr Trump.

What’s the latest from Nevada?

So far, with 50% of the ballots counted in Nevada, Mr Sanders, the left-wing senator for Vermont, has 47% of the vote, ahead of Mr Biden on 19%. The field is then split between a number of other moderates, with Pete Buttigieg on 15% and Elizabeth Warren on 10%.

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