The Nevada caucuses are over and Sen. Bernie Sanders has been named the victor, according to a CNN projection.
A lot happened tonight. Catch up on the crucial takeaways below:
- Sanders wins, CNN projects: Sanders will win the Nevada caucuses, according to a CNN projection, showing the power of his organization and amplifying his argument that he can broaden his appeal across the Democratic electorate based on the results from the most diverse state in Democrats' nominating contest thus far. Sanders made an enormous organizing push beginning in the middle of last year, putting some 250 paid staffers on the ground in the Silver State.
- Warren congratulates Sanders, attacks Bloomberg: Warren congratulated Sanders on his apparent Nevada caucus win and took aim at Bloomberg. In a speech to supporters in Seattle, Washington, Warren called the billionaire and former mayor of New York “a threat coming our way."
- Biden looks to South Carolina: After the caucuses wrap in Nevada tonight, the race will quickly turn to South Carolina, a state considered to be Joe Biden’s firewall. The former vice president has expressed confidence he could win South Carolina, but when CNN spoke to him he wouldn’t call it a must-win. The reality is Biden has staked a large part of his campaign on South Carolina and what he believes to be his bedrock of support — black voters.
- Buttigieg warns against Sanders’ nomination: Buttigieg warned against Sanders’ nomination as the Democratic presidential nominee in his speech to supporters following the Nevada caucuses. The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor charged that Sanders’ "Medicare for All" plan “believes in taking away” peoples’ choice in health care, “replacing it with a public plan whether people want it or not.”
- Klobuchar remains hopeful: The senator from Minnesota thinks her presidential campaign has exceeded expectations in the Nevada caucuses as votes are being counted. “A lot of people didn't even think that I would still be standing at this point,” the Minnesota senator said. Her campaign finished fifth in Iowa and third in New Hampshire.