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Nevada Caucus Recap: Here's what happened

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Sanders{ } won the Nevada caucus in a landslide

The results are in. Sen. Bernie Sanders won big in Nevada for the state’s Democratic caucus.

With 100% of the vote counted, Sanders won with just under 47% of the delegate vote.

Former Vice President Joe Biden came in second with just over 20%, followed by former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at just under 14% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren with just under 10%, according to the Associated Press.

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On Sunday, the Buttigieg campaign called out what they believe were "irregularities" in the early vote and alignment counts in Nevada's caucuses.

The campaign requested that the Nevada Democratic Party provide a release of early vote and in-person totals by precincts. They’re asking for a correction of outstanding second-alignment errors and an explanation of the "anomalies in the data."

Nevada State Democratic Party officials tell News 3 the processes were clearly laid out, communicated and explained to the campaigns prior to both the early vote and the caucuses.

According to the Nevada Democratic Party, nearly 75,000 people participated in the four-day early voting period and about 25,000 people came out on Caucus Day on Saturday. The turnout is an increase by nearly 16,000 people from 2016, with the majority of those voters being first-time caucus-goers.

Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is calling on the state to shift from a presidential caucus system to a primary election, saying it will be easier on reporting results and an easier process for the people voting.

If Nevada were to change to a presidential primary election, it would likely have to be decided in a legislative session.

On Monday, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II issued the following statement on the caucus and what’s next for the process:

“I’m proud of our thousands of volunteers who worked so hard to make this caucus process run as smoothly as possible and inspired by the grassroots enthusiasm of the tens of thousands of voters who turned out to make their voices heard. Our state party team worked tirelessly and put in years of planning to prepare for this caucus, and we’re so grateful to the Nevadans who gave their time and energy to help us run our most transparent and accessible caucus ever. We accomplished so much together, and showcased to the nation what a diverse electorate actually looks like. With all of that said, I believe we need to start having a serious conversation ahead of next cycle about the limitations of the caucus process and the rules around it. If our goal is to bring as many Nevada Democrats as possible into the fold to select our presidential nominee, it’s time for our State Party and elected leaders to look at shifting to a primary process moving forward.”

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