Hillary Clinton Wins the Nevada Caucus With Help of 2 Important Groups
Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic caucus in Nevada with about 52 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times. Her victory was thanks to the support of women and minorities in particular.
"So many have doubted us, but we never doubted each other — this one's for you," she said in a victory speech thanking her supporters, especially those who campaigned for her in Nevada. She called her campaign one that breaks down barriers so that "every American can go as far as your hard work can take you" and mentioned how important it is for President Barack Obama to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court who will protect the right to vote.
This is only the third time that state residents have cast their votes for presidential nominees — in Iowa earlier this month, Clinton narrowly beat Sanders. In New Hampshire, Sanders took home 60 percent of the votes. Despite this loss, Sanders continues to steadily gain momentum, most notably among millennials. He said in his Nevada concession speech that he believes he can win many more states and pull off "one of the greatest political upsets in the history of the United States."
The Republican candidates also battled it out today at the South Carolina primary — Donald Trump won that race. Not sure what the difference is between a caucus and a primary? We've got you covered here. It will come in handy now that the election is ramping up — the next events to watch are the Republican caucus in Nevada on Feb. 23 and the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Feb. 27.
And if you're still looking to find out how different Sanders and Clinton actually are in their platforms, check out this breakdown — in GIFs, of course.