Leaving Las Vegas a winner

Bernie Sanders wins another state:

Bernie Sanders has won the the Nevada Democratic caucuses, NBC News projects.

Sanders, coming off a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses and a narrow victory in the New Hampshire primary, rode a wave of support from young voters, liberal voters and Latinos to a runaway first-place finish in Saturday’s contest — strengthening his status as the front-runner. It remains too early to call second and third-place finishers.

With 4.2 percent of precincts in the state reporting, Sanders had 44.7 percent of the vote. Former Vice President Joe had 19.5 percent, while former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 15.6 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had 11.8 percent. Mike Bloomberg, who is surging in national polls but turned in a rocky debate performance in Las Vegas this week, is skipping the first four states and wasn’t on the ballot here.

The results that have come in so far allowed Sanders to take the lead in the overall pledged delegate count.

This means that Bloomberg’s money is now the only obstacle standing between Sanders and the Democratic nomination. The results:

  • 47{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Bernie Sanders
  • 19{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Joe Biden
  • 15{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Pete Buttigieg
  • 10{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Elizabeth Warren
  • 05{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Amy Klobuchar
  • 04{de336c7190f620554615b98f51c6a13b1cc922a472176e2638084251692035b3} Tom Steyer