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Hillary Clinton wins narrow victory in Nevada caucuses

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Hillary Clinton wins narrow victory in Nevada caucuses

<p>White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Nevada caucuses in the race to find a Democratic presidential nominee. </p> <p>But her victory, by just a few percentage points according to US TV networks, raises questions in a state where a double digit triumph was initially expected.</p> <p>With 72 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton was leading with 52.3 percent of the vote to her rival Bernie Sanders’ 47.6 percent. Television networks Fox News and <span class="caps">MSNBC</span> projected Clinton would win. Vote counting was delayed in Nevada by a heavy turnout.</p> <p>“This is your win,” the former Secretary of State said in a tweet, thanking supporters.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank you. -H</p>— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/701168517345841153">20 Février 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Grateful. <a href="https://t.co/EeAbi0sndt">pic.twitter.com/EeAbi0sndt</a></p>— Hillary for Nevada (@HillaryforNV) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryforNV/status/701176252833669122">20 Février 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Self-declared Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders put in a stronger than expected challenge, indicating a long and hard-fought contest lies ahead. He has already won New Hampshire and finished a strong second in Iowa.</p> <p>Sanders was hoping to prove his appeal to minority voters in Nevada – a state with a heavy minority population – and puncture Clinton’s argument that he is a one-note candidate whose support is limited to mostly white states.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am very proud of the campaign we ran. Five weeks ago we were 25 points behind and we ended up in a very close election.</p>— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) <a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/701179006763167744">20 Février 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>