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US election race: Hillary Clinton wins in Nevada

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US election race: Hillary Clinton wins in Nevada

<p>Hillary Clinton took another step along the road to the Democratic nomination for the 2016 US presidential election by winning the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.</p> <p>Her victory gives the former Secretary of State fresh momentum following her heavy defeat to rival Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire earlier this month.</p> <p>“Some may have doubted us but we never doubted each other,” she told jubilant supporters at a rally in Las Vegas.</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>With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was leading with 52.5 percent of the vote to Sanders’ 47.4 percent. Vote counting was delayed by heavy turnout.</p> <p>Vermont Senator 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>But entrance polling in Nevada showed he badly lost among black voters, by 76 percent to 22 percent, a bad omen for South Carolina and other southern states with big black populations. </p> <p>He did however win among Hispanics by 53 percent to 45 percent and managed to close a one-time double-digit lead in the polls for Clinton, suggesting that this Democratic nominating race still has a long way to go.</p> <p><script id="infogram_0_us_primary_elections" title="US Primary elections " src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?DDR" type="text/javascript"></script></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>