Who Struck Gold and Who Struck Out in the Silver State?

Who Struck Gold and Who Struck Out in the Silver State?
  • Sanders wins big.
  • The rest of the field gets shuffled like a deck of cards after each primary.
  • The joker in the field.
  • Trump warns Sanders of DNC shenanigans. 

(NewsReady.com) – Nevada is probably best known for two things: casinos and desert land. The candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and, therefore, the person who will face off against President Donald Trump in November, rolled into the state with big stakes on the line. Some hit jackpots and others came up dry.

The Results

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) got the lion’s share of the votes from attendees at the caucuses. He managed to rake in nearly half of the grand total. That is a landside of monumental proportions.

Whether that’s just a reflection of the fact that the median age in this blue state is under 40 with the lower age brackets heavily in Sanders’ socialist brigade or a harbinger of things to come, only time will tell. Super Tuesday — March 3rd — will be very telling.

Former Obama Vice President Joe Biden moved up after dismal showings in Iowa and New Hampshire into second place. However, with only about 20% of the total, he’s a long way behind Sanders.

The national pollsters show him leading in South Carolina, but if these early primaries have demonstrated one thing, it’s that these surveys are not quite as accurate as the people providing them want us to believe.

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) round out the top four with approximately 15% and 10%, respectively.

However, Buttigieg’s campaign sent a letter to the Nevada State Democratic Party alleging, “material irregularities pertaining to the process of integrating early votes into the in-person precinct caucus results.”

The wildcard, the joker so to speak, going into Super Tuesday is the former Republican New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. All the candidates have to be wondering how the voters are going to react to him now that his name will appear on the ballots.

On the one hand, the general consensus is he had a disastrous debate and his past comments are painting him as a racist in many peoples’ minds. On the other hand, he has been pouring oceans of cash into advertising on TV and online.

Sadly, far too many Americans seem to believe that if it’s on television it must be true.

Trump Weighs In

President Trump also chimed in on the results from Nevada. He sent out a Tweet with a backhanded congratulations to “Crazy Bernie” that also held a warning. He advised Sanders to make sure they don’t “steal it” from him. A clear reference to what many say was the DNC’s rigging things so Hillary Clinton won the nomination:

One thing is certain, insults and accusations will be flying amongst the Liberals as we approach March 3rd. What’s far less certain is whether or not these early votes will become a self-fulfilling prophecy and carry Sanders to the nomination.

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