Saturday's caucuses followed a fiery debate among the candidates earlier in the week in which Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren challenged former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg on sexism and race and Amy Klobuchar sparred with Pete Buttigieg over their political experience.
Read the latest updates:
- Sanders touts 'multi-generational and multi-racial coalition' in victory speech; read NBC News' analysis of his win.
- Buttigieg rips Sanders, while Biden declares a comeback.
- Warren says she's in the race "to make change"; Klobuchar and Steyer sound optimistic notes in remarks to supporters.
- Hotline jams caused some reporting delays, and some caucus sites faced volunteer shortages.
- Track the number of delegates each candidate has won so far.
- Click here for the state-by-state primary results and here for the Nevada results as they start coming in.
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Which Democratic candidate will win the Latino vote? Nevada is the first test.
LAS VEGAS — José Ramirez used to go door to door preaching the word as a Jehovah's Witness. Now he's knocking on the doors of Latinos as a Bernie Sanders evangelist.
It's his second time working on Sanders' campaigns, and he has stepped up his game, from calling potential voters on Sanders' behalf in 2016 to block walking in Latino-heavy East Las Vegas.
"I will not let any opportunity pass by that I can [to] help elect Bernie," Ramirez said.
Early voting began Saturday in Nevada ahead of the state's caucus on Feb. 22nd, which will give Democrats their first substantial feedback from Latino voters on their presidential candidates.
While Latinos voted in Iowa and New Hampshire and efforts were made to increase participation, Nevada has a larger, far more active Latino electorate.
Nevada has made itself a key part of the Democratic process, not only as the first-in-the-West caucus, but also by showing how Democrats could win by harnessing Latino votes.
Election Confessions, Nevada edition
This is Nevada’s week to choose. Nevada, considered something of bellwether, will be the first Western state to assign its delegates for the 2020 presidential election when it holds completes its caucuses Saturday.
Unsurprisingly, many of its residents have already made a decision.
NBC News asked readers to share their innermost thoughts about the slate of Democrats and Republicans in the 2020 presidential race, and people in Nevada answered.
“None of these candidates are strong enough,” one reader wrote.
“I secretly hope some in the GOP stands up to impeach Trump,” another wrote.
Democratic candidates flock to Nevada ahead of caucuses
Who won the Democratic debate in Las Vegas?
LAS VEGAS — Mike Bloomberg became a piñata, and Elizabeth Warren resurrected her feisty side.
The Democratic candidates formed a circular firing squad Wednesday night, with arrows flying in all directions and fights breaking out among a seemingly infinite permutation of candidates on matters from health care policy to lewd comments about women
The debate was not only Bloomberg's first time on a presidential debate stage; it was also the first night of his surging 2020 campaign that wasn't choreographed. The result: He faced direct criticism from rivals he has bested in recent polls. It was the most contentious evening of the nine faceoffs so far, coming three days before the candidates face the most diverse voting electorate yet in their quest to make Donald Trump a one-term president.
Here's a look at who was the most aggressive, who took the toughest punches and who missed their marks over the course of the debate, which was hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Telemundo and The Nevada Independent.
For more debate coverage, check out the NBC News live blog or watch highlights below: