Hillary Clinton pulled off a big win in Nevada over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and regained the momentum in the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination race. She dominated by grabbing the majority of African American voters and registered Democrats.
Clinton beat Sanders by about 6 percent and setting up a good week ahead as she is likely grabbed a big win in South Carolina next Saturday. Her win in Nevada gave her a much needed win and now is headed South where Sanders has a tougher road to find voters and most of all delegates.
The inability of Sanders to win in a state with a more diverse electorate is certain to fuel the doubts that he can’t win in states that are not dominated by white progressives while the Clinton campaign believes that they won in Nevada because African-American voters came out for Clinton.
Drilling down in the post caucus numbers Sanders does very well with Independents and first-time voters, but Clinton won with rank and file Democrats. Clinton’s strength in Nevada with women and African-Americans could be a hint of the electorate that is yet to come in the Democratic primary. Sanders have to make inroads in the African-American community, registered Democrats, and women over 35 years of age.