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nevada reno where you are, that's very interesting. i want to go to jason carroll at rancho high school in laefls now. jason, you're getting numbers from the count there? is that right? >> reporter: these numbers coming in to us from our precinct where we are, wolf. i can tell that you the count is as follows. 27 in this room for clinton, 20 for sanders, that's the early count that we're getting here. in terms of the official percentages now, it looks like we have clinton at 57%, sanders at 43%. again, i want to point out this is very early, in the process here. it was interesting to watch how things went down in this particular precinct in this classroom. they did a count at first, they weren't happy with that, there seemed to be some sort of discrepancy between the number of the people in the room so they did a recount. and came up with this final number here for where we are. at one point, one uncommitted
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caucusgoer. she was in the back of the room, a young woman. she ended up going for sanders. again the final count at this precinct and this classroom here, 27 for hillary, 20 for sanders. >> all right. jason carroll, we're going to get back to you. this is very, very early data, very early. just one caucus site. one precinct. there's a lot more to be had. >> a lot more but we are learning more about how this electorate, the people who are going to caucus feels about the candidates and what they are looking for. to me, you're going to tell us but it goes to show that narrative about candidates, they set in and they set in hard and they set in early. >> there is no doubt about that. we asked people when they show up to the polls, what qualities you're looking for in a candidate. take a look at this. among those that are looking for an honest and trust worthy candidate, sanders demolishes hillary clinton. 85% to 11%. that's a quarter of the
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electorate looking for an honest and trustworthy candidate, those looking for the candidate with the right experience that is also a quarter of the electorate. and this is clinton universe. 92% for clinton, 7% for sanders. you can see equal slices one quarter and one quarter, a swath looking for honest and trustworthy and a swath looking for the right experience and it's all clinton. we've seen this in iowa, new hampshire. the way the qualities are dividing what the voters are looking for, that's what is dividing the democratic electorate. >> it's fascinating. we don't know exactly which of these qualities is driving the most voters. >> right. these two are equal. 25% one -- and when we do the others, cares about people like me or has the ability to win in november, also roughly equal slices of the electorate. one in bernie's camp, one in clinton's. >> it is fascinating.
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the other 50% we getting any indication what was motivating those? >> the other 50% are looking for a candidate who can win in november, the electability. those are clinton voters, and those that are looking for somebody who cares about me, or people like me, those are sanders voters. >> like it was in iowa and new hampshire. >> the democratic electorate breaking up in these equal slices and very divided between clinton and sanders depending what is most important to them. >> helps explain why it's so close between bernie sanders and hillary clinton in these caucuses. let's go back to jay. >> indeed. thoughs are fascinating numbers. michael, if you were going to go to a laboratory and design a candidate who is perceived as being honest and trustworthy and caring about people, like the average voter, you might come up with a guy like bernie sanders and then in the same breath if you go and come up with somebody who has the right experience and perceived as being electable,
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you might come up with hillary clinton. >> what i found significant thus far recognizing all of how early and so forth it is, winning seems least valued by these voters among those four categories. i think that bodes purely for her. >> it's interesting, why would electability be not as important as some of these others? >> i think it's the passion argument that michael was making earlier. bernie sanders is all about passion and these people are not thinking about electability right now. i don't think. and i think that the interesting thing about the honest and trustworthy numbers and cares about people like me numbers, they are so consistent and so overwhelmingly lopsided. in iowa, new hampshire, now in nevada. the clinton campaign understands i am sure this is a real problem for them. even if they run the table after this, even if they win everything, they have an issue when it comes to the general
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election on these two numbers. >> says something where our politics is right now in that we've seen this on both sides, electability hasn't played big in the republican primaries. people are voting on other factors. and yes, this is a concern. it's the head heart thing. that's going to keep playing out. one thing i wanted to say, jake, on the previous -- day individual's previous notation. if there is a split to continue the president's policies or not, that could bode well for her among african-american voters. >> we're going to come back. i need go to wolf. some of the first votes for us. >> jake, thanks. we have a key race alert coming in these are the first real numbers coming in not entrance poll numbers. how close it is now. 7% of the precincts, of the vote is in, 50% for hillary clinton, 49.6% for bernie sanders. it's only 7% but it's amazingly close right now.
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a lot closer than some people suggested. 50% for hillary clinton, 49.6% for bernie sanders. virtually, john king, a dead heat right now between these two democratic presidential candidates. >> you note early on 7% in but you see that dead heat. the votes coming in. you see hillary clinton and the two largest counties shaded her color, 50% to 50% this is more than 70% of the vote. the largest chunk of votes, in terms of who wins clark county will determine that unless it stays 50-50. then we count every vote. 21% in clark county. clark county starting to come in as we watch the votes here. let's match this up. 50% for hillary clinton right now, back in 2008 she had 54% when she beat then senator obama statewide. look at the state and come back to 2016 as results come in. at 7%. reno area the second largest county in this part of the state. again, 51-49. if you go back in time, this is a place where then senator obama
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won 50-41. in the two largest counties at the moment we look at current results it's dark blue for hillary clinton but it's very close as this comes in. so if the map stays like this we'll have a long night going through the counties as well. figuring out how the delegates will be. >> between those two you have 85% of the population of the entire state. so we'll be watching those counties where reno is, las vegas is. most of the people live. incredibly close now. we've been suggesting it's going to be a nail biter. it certainly is. >> 51-49 is stunning. seeing these numbers, this is close. >> it is close. it's interesting with some of the entrance polling on experience we talked about how that narrative has really been successfully hammered home by hillary clinton. she had a two-prong approach. in urban areas she has been hammering on immigration, calling bernie come lately to the immigration argument.
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and in more rural counties she's talking about experience, and how bernie's visions are really pie in the sky and she's got the realistic pragmatic approach. if she can win both on immigration and experience, i think that's a model that she takes around the country. >> look at that vote come in. 50% for clinton, 49.6% for sanders. obviously these are the first numbers but they are actual votes. >> they are early. again, some of us who are kind of early on saying i think this sanders surge is real. i think the revolution is real. i think there's a pain threshold that has been hit for ordinary people in the country, in the white community it's showing up on this trump thing. you can only sit on a white hot stove so long before you start screaming. and what you're hearing is people are starting to scream. they don't care if the relief they need sounds unrealistic. you talk about young people who are having hundred, $200,000 of debt just to get a degree that
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they can't even get a job with, to them saying listen, i went to high school for free, why can't i get my next degree free. that does not sound unrealistic to them. so i hope that the establishments in both parties listen better. don't lecture people say scream less loudly, we hear you screaming. >> i have attended a few events for bernie sanders and one of the things he does is he asks people who has college loan debt? people raise their hands. it almost becomes a competition. $150,000, $200,000. he asked a few questions about it. it's really something that is resonating with a lot. >> i sit here with $113,000 worth of college debt. you come out and you go out, get the degree t good job and you can have pie in the sky the american dream. it's not that. to van's point it is that, that white hot stove right now. people are feeling this the pain. what bernie sanders has done, bernie sanders made hillary
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clinton a much better candidate. when she started this race she was making misstepped she shouldn't have made. now she is connecting with voters, actually talking and having emotion. so bernie sanders has lifted this race up. >> i know you are a clinton supporter but don't thank him for making her better too close. the votes are close. we're going to take a quick break. numbers are coming in from the nevada democratic caucuses and it shows it is a squeaker of a race. stay with us. ♪ to thrive under pressure. ♪ to reject the status quo. and they have no problem passing the competition. the aggressive new 2016 lexus gs 350 and 200 turbo. once driven, there's no going back.
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vote has been tallied. this is not from the entrance poll results. i want to go to kyung lah at one of those sites in reno. university of nevada-reno. it's going on for about two hours right now. i don't think it was supposed to take this long but there is some delay. >> reporter: some delay. they had enormous turnout, turnout was according to a couple of the volunteers here that they have far more than what they saw in 2008. so, they are just about to start caucusing. they called for the various party leaders to come out, the precinct captains, hillary clinton is a sign posted there, over this way if you can swing all the way to that corner you see that is bernie sanders. and then in this empty space here where you see that man in the suit is the undecideds who are going to end up in that corner. soon they are going to make announcement for everyone to get
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up and head to those signs, that shows who their preference is. they are also given the secondary cards, there is a two-step process in this room. they count bodies, and then count the cards. i'm going to lower my voice as sounds like they are about to begin. >> we'll get back to you. thank you very much. a tight race now. we're beginning to learn more and more why it is so tight. >> right. i love the fact that she is in a university area because -- and the fact it's overflowing because that does speak to the bernie sanders voter. and we're learning more about that with these entrance polls. >> right. this does get at exactly what wolf was saying, why we see such a close race going on. look at voters by age. start with senior citizens. 65 and older, they are going for clinton by a huge margin, 71% to 26%. they make up about 28% of the electorate. younger voters, overwhelmingly for sanders by a bigger margin
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than in the two previous states, 84% for sanders, 11% for sanders. they make up 19 pertz of the electorate. so again, we're seeing the real -- the youngest and the oldest voters upping participation from what we saw in nevada eight years ago and we're seeing this divide we've seen play out even to a greater degree than we've seen. >> we are seeing the divide but to your point about the older voters being a larger portion of the elincoln tor rat that is good news for hillary clinton. >> right. when you are -- what is that, that's 44, 45-point spread. you are winning a group by 45 points and it makes up a larger share than the group he is winning by i don't know, 70 points or whatever, 73 points, yes, that gives them some hope but again, he's winning the younger voters by a larger margin and she is winning the older voters. yes, there are more older voters
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but this is something we'll continue to see play out as well. >> it is a we've been talking about the past several months, when you have somebody never mind his age, he is 74, really appealing to the hope of young people, that matters. and that resonates. >> no doubt. >> they like the fact he wants to give them free college educations. i don't know if he can get that through but that's what he would like to do. >> the biggest applause line. >> resonates with young people who have enormous college debt. they see a candidate say vote for me. i'll try to get you free college education. that's pretty significant point. we're getting inyou numbers i want to share with you right now. we have more coming in. 50.3%, hillary clinton is taking a very, very slight lead to bernie sanders 49.5%. once again, very early, these are numbers just coming in. a little back and forth, jake, as we watch. you know what, i want to go to john king here to get better
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sense. for all practical purposes with 14% of the vote now in, it's a dead heat, 50-50. >> it's a dead heat. you see sanders winning the northern part of the state, but we're going to spend our time is clark county, las vegas, 72% of the state. this is where most of the votes coming in. 9% so far in clark county where secretary clinton, the winner needs to win. secretary clinton with a lead at the moment with 9% of the vote in. so watch that. this is the bulk of the votes that will be counted and the second biggest in the reno area. you see here 50-50 tie. a quick count from the northwest corner of the state. twee watch the rest of it, you think of smaller counties, it's a tiny percent, elko, 2%. often you think doesn't matter in a state race. if we're 50-50 to the end we'll count them all. watch the map fill in watch. this is 2016. 15% in. somewhat familiar, similar to
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2008 when then senator clinton beat senator obama, 6 points state wide. we watch this fill in 15%, a lot to do. some of the sites still voting, people were waiting. we fill it in, the battle. this is if the you go back in time team clinton want as victory. back in time, any expectation it would be this close, nobody expected it. >> a few months ago she had a huge lead. 15% of the actual vote is now in, 51-49, going back and forth. we expect probably will continue to do so, a nail biter in nevada right now. the democratic presidential caucuses. more numbers coming in after this. can a business have a mind?
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live pictures from the university of nevada-reno where one of the caucuses is taking
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place. you can see it's delayed because of the huge turnout. we'll check back and see where the results are at the university of nevada-reno. we have another key race alert. with 18% of the actual vote now counted in the nevada hillary clinton maintaining a slight advantage over bernie sanders, 50.9% for hillary clinton, 48.9% for bernie sanders. once again now it's changed a little. 19% is in. 50.5% for hillary clinton, 49.4% for bernie sanders. very, very close contest now. over to john king. taking a closer look. john, she is maintaining a very, very slight lead. it's a lot closer than it would have been a couple months ago. >> this was supposed to be the first act of what the clinton campaign a fire wall. you get the states like nevada, next south carolina, where you have a significant
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african-american population, significant latino population. that was supposed to be the clinton fire wall. we're shy of 20%, this is a dead heat. 50-49. the winner here if it ends up like this no matter who is on top the delegates split evenly. how is she maintaining the lead, the reason she is slightly ahead because of a significant lead at the moment in clark county. more than 7 in 10 live in clark county, las vegas and the suburbs, the major population center. 13% of the vote counted there. she maintains a lead, now if the margin stays the same, absolutely zero guarantee of that, but if she's run up this margin of 13%, stays significantly ahead the state numbers will stretch out if she continues to have such a big lead because of the population center. the rest of the state, these are smaller rural counties but you see the healthy sanders lead. and then second largest county here in most of the votes down
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in the reno area, and you've got almost half of the vote in here, this is a battleground here. 51-49. so as they sit in the two headquarters figuring out where this is going to go. team clinton, you're happy she is ahead in clark county and you hope that margin close to that stays as the rest of it comes in. as we saw in the sites that are late, they were late counting, because the influx of people, that was the sanders big hope. get a big turnout. we'll see if that theory turns into practice. >> last week or so the polls showed watt ed it was going to. 51-49. that's incredibly close right now. jake, the polls in the last days said it was going to be close. guess what, it is. >> i don't know i knew they were going to be this close. i write down the number i have to cross it off and add the new numbers. 50.8% for hillary clinton, 49.1%
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for bernie sanders with 21% of the vote in. paul, in the conference call, the clinton campaign manager a month ago saying she was up 25 percentage points. >> way to set the bar. >> he was trying to reassure people after new hampshire and iowa it was going to get easier. she might pull it out but this is a lot closer than anybody on the clinton campaign wanted. >> absolutely. senator sanders running a great campaign. what hillary's campaign is trying to do is one of the hardest, hold off a surge. a lead is not like an egg. if you sit on it, it doesn't hatch. it breaks and makes a mess. so she's trying to reassert, this is what makes it a great race. it's going to go to the wire and to south carolina. >> kyung lah is at the university of nevada at reno. they are counting votes. what's going on? >> reporter: they just announced go at this caucus site.
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there are 207 people votes that are going to be counted. i want you to look there, remember this is a university campus, but that's the hillary camp. it's a little lonely when you look now over here at the center section, all these people over here and again, these are predominantly university students, this is the bernie camp. so, if we could take a look in the very corner, going to step over this way. you look past that cameraman there, there's a few stragglers of undecideds. as we had a sense throughout the day as they were lining up to register to vote and lining up here to caucus, overwhelmingly you know, you know it from the polls, university students are for bernie sanders. this room clearly for that candidate. jake. >> kyung lah at the university of nevada-reno.
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how disproportionate younger vote for of bernie sanders. that represents fairly accurately with the breakdown, bernie sanders getting 83% of them to clinton 13%. that's just the younger voters, it's not the whole voters and hillary clinton up now with 22% of the vote in, 51.4 to 48.5. boy, does sanders go better with younger voters. >> i'm going to go out on a limb and say bernie sanders wins that precinct. no caveats on that. it does show something that hillary clinton, if she happens to be the nominee in november is going to have to deal with. this gap with young people is real. it's a real problem. we've been saying this. i think it changes somewhether when you move to african-american millennials. but it still is a major issue because at the end of the day if we win nevada in november those people need to show back up to
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vote for hillary clinton or bernie sanders. >> and that's the interesting thing. he is crushing her with young people. i was on the campus of the university of south carolina a couple of days ago, and they are big bernie fans as they are here in reno. but the interesting thing is, while the millennial generation is the biggest in history, youth turnout traditionally isn't that great. even when you go back to obama turnout which was the biggest youth turnout since they were allowed to vote, they all could have stayed home and he still would have won. so it's just, it's a big demographic now, now that we have millennials, the turnout isn't always big enough to matter. are these bernie voters who are way more enthusiastic than they are about hillary, going to go out and vote again? >> with 24% of the vote in hillary clinton is slightly up with 51.7% over bernie sanders 48.2%. the numbers are coming in, the actual votes, forget the poll,
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we've got a key race alert. 28% now with the vote in nevada, the democratic presidential caucuses in. hillary clinton maintaining a slight advantage, 51.8% over bernie sanders 48.1%. this is a sizable number. 28% of the vote now in. she continues to maintain a very slight advantage of it over to john king and watch what's going on. i want our viewers to know that there are plenty of votes left but she is maintaining her slight advantage. >> maintaining her slight advantage mostly because of clark county. we'll talk about this all day long. 72, 73% of the state population here in the vegas area, and she has a big lead here. 56 to 44%. so close state wide but winning with this.
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up to 21%. if anything close to this continues as the count continues, then she will stretch her lead and she needs this, if she keeps this at 56% in clark county she will win. we don't know that. as you go back we're at 52-48. the keys, keep that margin up here and as we wait out here, the second largest county, it's reno and the suburbs, this is where senator sanders is slightly ahead with a little more than half of the vote counted. so he is running stronger a little bit, essentially a tie in the second largest county. she is way ahead in the biggest county. the question is, as we wait for the clark county vote we're at 23%, some of that is because the voting started late because there were so many in line. to wait to start. the voting started late. is that a sign that sanders will win or does secretary clinton keep up a 10-point margin. if she is in the ballpark of 10 point margin in clark county she
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will carry it statewide. we move into this phase, to the national map, she won iowa, narrowly, he won new hampshire big. at the moment she is leading in nevada. what this does tell you, it is yet another sign that senator sanders is very competitive. this democratic race is not going to be over for a long time. we'll be counting not only the margin of victory, also delegates from iowa, new hampshire, and move on to south carolina. >> doing better with older voters, he with younger voters. let's go to kyung lah at the university of nevada-reno now. kyung, i take it they started to count the numbers? >> reporter: they are counting the numbers. by our count bernie sanders has 88% of the room, hillary clinton has 9%. there are some undecideds. so what you're seeing here is caucusing in action. we saw some of the bernie sanders people come in and they are -- you can hear them trying to convince them.
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i want to listen in here as just poke our head in as you hear precinct captain for hillary clinton try to convince the undecided. >> she's got heart to get into this area. as a woman, especially being earlier on, fighting hard going to the united nations working in other countries, she brokered sanction for -- sanctions for iraq. what other presidential candidate can say they did that. none of them. >> none of them have been president yet. >> she was secretary of state. i understand that bernie sanders hasn't had the chance to be secretary of state. >> bernie sanders voted right on the war in iraq. >> bernie sanders has been so much more just -- he has never changed his mind on anything. it's not progressivism when you change your mind. i think that's -- >> changing your mind, changing with the populous. >> how many times that people questioned her. and how many times people questioned bernie sanders.
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>> can you answer you how she is elected president how will she not keep the establishment out. how will she create change that she's trying to make? >> can you explain what you mean by the establishment? >> like this whole like the government kind of working like saying like, you can say whatever you want as president but getting into office and doing something. so like how is she proven that she -- once she gets elected to like the position she will make this change. a lot of people get into office kind of sit there. >> but she hasn't. she's actually -- she's done so much work. it's not that she is sitting around like on like not doing much. there is a reason that obama put her as secretary of state because he knew she could go far and make real changes. with iraq she's like gone into different parts of the middle east and africa and other parts peace.a to work for greater
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when she was -- as senator she was the first woman female or senator i believe in new york, and she works hard. it's not just that she has been doing nothing. my problem with bernie sanders, for 35 years in congress, he's gotten very little done. his voting record is amazing. i don't have a problem with bernie sanders as a senator at all but -- >> i think the real change is going to happen when we as people decide what we want for this country. i think that happens with a more progressive view, giving the real issues out there. >> i think bernie sanders progressive issues are great but he hasn't done. we need a president that's going to get things done, not has great opinions. i have great opinions but i would make a terrible president. i don't know how i would work with congress or how to work with other countries because i don't have enough experience. like i don't believe that bernie sanders is experienced but he is a good guy, i don't want to go negative on sanders. there is so much more positive about hillary clinton that i don't need to. >> we shouldn't vote for a candidate because we're pandering to what the republicans are going to be
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obstructionist against. what we need to do is stand up for what we believe in. >> when it comes to -- the thing is -- >> i love that debate going on. trying to influence undecided voters. the young people passionate. we've got a key race alert. a third of the vote almost in in nevada. hillary clinton maintaining a slight advantage over bernie sanders, 51.4% to 48.5%. a third of the vote now in. two thirds still outstanding. hillary clinton with a very, very slight advantage over bernie sanders. let's take another quick break. we'll update you on the latest when we come back. ♪ to thrive under pressure. ♪ to reject the status quo.
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caucuses in. hillary clinton maintaining a slight advantage over bernie sanders, 51.6% to 48.3%. still a lot of votes outstanding but very, very close battle. a tight battle in nevada. these democratic presidential caucuses under way. there is a republican primary taking place in south carolina, the top of the hour, about 13 minutes we'll share with you the first exit poll numbers we're getting from south carolina from the republican presidential primary we're watching nevada, south carolina, stay with us for that. i want to go to kyung lah at the university of nevada-reno where the young people are voting overwhelmingly for bernie sanders. is that right? >> reporter: yeah. i'm going to whisper because they are trying to do the count now for bernie sanders and look at the size of the group that is supporting bernie sanders. again, this is a university, a lot of young people holding up support for bernie sanders.
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by our estimation, 88% of this room is going to go to bernie sanders. i want you to look at hillary clinton's corner. it's quite lonely there. the man holding up the sign there, we only counted 17 people for hillary in this room. again, this is just one snapshot of the entire state. there are few undecided people. six left. one decided to go into the bernie sanders camp. so, overwhelmingly, wolf, as they confirm the count here of the caucus in this particular room, bernie sanders. >> to be viable as they say in a precinct you need 15%. she might not get 15% of that precinct there. she wouldn't be viable as far as delegates. i want to go to our correspondent with the senator's campaign. they must be happy even though hillary clinton maintain as slight advantage. a few weeks ago the polls showed
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him getting crushed. >> right. no doubt about it. of course iowa began to change everything. here is a little bit of a look inside of how the sanders campaign organized so hastily here. after that big new hampshire victory which was just a week, a little more than a week ago, they flew more than 100 staffers on a chartered plane here to nevada to fan out across the state, some iowa staffers had been on the ground here as well. they had help from some california volunteers, others across the west. overnight they had a campaign operation. the clinton campaign had been here for so long but they ramped up once this became a competitive race here. it is absolutely a competitive race. i talked to a top sanders campaign official. he said regardless of the outcome here, the tightness of this race breaks the suggestion that bernie sanders cannot appeal to a diverse electorate, that he cannot appeal to latino
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voters, african-american voters. one thing clear watching him campaign was the message of income inequality, in a state like nevada which of course was scarred so economically some eight years or so ago. so they believe that message will help him going forward into south carolina among younger voters. they are not focusing entirely on south carolina. they are focusing on a broad array of super tuesday states. he will campaign somewhat in south carolina, over the next week, before the south carolina democratic primary, one week from today. but he's focusing on massachusetts, on minnesota, on colorado, on oklahoma, those are the four key states where they believe they can actually have their next showing here. so, as john king and others have been saying all afternoon, this race is going to go on, wolf. this is one chapter of what could be a very long democratic nominating fight. >> jeff, we'll get back to you. another key race alert. 38% of the vote in, hillary
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clinton 51.6%, bernie sanders, 48.3%. very, very close contest. plenty of votes still outstanding. a few days ago she extended a visit to nevada presumably her internal poll numbers showing it was going to be closer. we see a very tight race. >> no question. the fact she was out there, that her husband was out there, that her daughter was out there pressing hard, being even more intense in their criticism over criticism of bernie sanders, but one of our friends on the other side of the room saying that momentum breeds momentum. that's what jeff is reporting lays out. no question that you can send 100 staffers on a plane anywhere you want. if you don't have the momentum it won't matter. clearly, what you saw out of iowa, out of new hampshire, more importantly, has helped bernie sanders and that economic message. the fact of the matter is i've spent time in nevada. you have too over eight years,
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they have been hit so hard. job situation, the housing situation. there is no question that bernie sanders' message helps play there. i want to ask you how we're seeing the leak tor rat break down when it comes to race. >> right. we talked about this before that this is a more diverse electorate. now we can look at sort of how that's breaking down by candidate. so take a look at the white voters in nevada. 60% today is white in nevada. and bernie sanders winning them 50% to hillary clinton 46%. versus if you look at non-white voters, this is 40% of the electorate. hillary clinton winning them by 9 points over bernie sanders, 53% to 44%. so dana and wolf, remember, a 60% white electorate, so more diverse than eight years ago. it was 65% eight years ago. and you see the split here. you see that he is winning white voters by a little bit.
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not nearly by as big of a margin she is winning non-white voters. the one caveat. among non-white voters, we are seeing him right now in the entrance polls doing better among hispanic voters than hillary clinton. and we're waiting for more information but still when you pool all of the non-white voters together she is winning by 9 points. >> that's interesting. as i toss back to you, wolf, there was a new phenomenon in the caucuses this year, there was a telecaucus which allowed people abroad, military people stationed outside nevada, members of the peace corps, diplomatic corps, they caucused and bernie sanders won that according to the nevada democrats. >> very tight race in nevada now between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. we're watching it very closely. i want to remind our viewers we're also watching the republican primary in south carolina. the polls closed there in about two hours, a little more than
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two hours. right at the top of the hour we're going to begin sharing some of the exit poll information we collected from the republican primary contest in south carolina. how is donald trump doing, ted cruz, marco rubio and the other republican candidates. we'll take a quick break. i am powered by protein. milk has 8 grams to help give you energy to unleash your potential. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. can a a subconscious. mind? a knack for predicting the future.
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welcome back. we have a key race alert right now. the democratic presidential caucuses in nevada with 45% of the vote in, almost half of the vote in, hillary clinton maintaining a slight advantage over bernie sanders. 51.7% to 48.2%. but guess what, more than half of the vote outstanding. a very, very close race right now. over to john king, try to figure out why it is as close as it is
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because there are plenty of votes outstanding. >> bernie sanders is winning right now in the northern part of the state quite well. and secretary clinton in the lead because she has this 10-point margin in clark county. 36% of the vote in clark county but it's more than 7 and 10 that live here. this is where if you try to win the state vote this is where you do it. las vegas and las vegas suburbs, most of the votes are cast here. so for democrats you want to win the caucuses, if you want to win the vote total here. the delegate total, that will be something we get in more later. i want to give you a history lesson. 45% counted, it's close. 4-point race. secretary clinton on top. she won by 6 points in 2008. in 2008, she won clark county, again where most of the votes are by 10 points, right. 10-point lead then to a 6 point state wide. this time ahead 4 points stayed
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wide. this is the base of her support, so what she needs to do is keep a good margin in the 10-point range, as this vote comes in. we're at 39% now. i watched it dip, then gone back up. she has been around 10% as the vote continues to come in. that's where the bulks in clark county. if she stays ahead there she will keep this narrow lead. but you have hats off to senator sanders, where wrreno is. the place that sanders is winning more of the vote is counted, some of these rural counties, 87% here, 83% here, down here, 75% there. if you look at the places where senator sanders is ahead more votes are counted than the largest area, the biggest basket of votes where secretary clinton is winning. looking at the map now and what we're missing, as long as the trends continue as they have been so far, she will keep this lead. that's a giant question mark.


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