Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders received the endorsement of the Clark County Democratic Black Caucus two nights before Nevada Democrats cast their votes at their caucus sites.
— Yvette B. Williams (@YvetteBWilliams) February 19, 2016
A recent CNN poll shows Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a dead heat in the Silver State. According to the poll, the racial split among likely Nevada caucus-goers isn’t nearly as blatant as among primary voters in South Carolina, where white and non-white voters divide relatively evenly between Sanders and Clinton.
Clark County has the most Nevada residents living within its boundaries, and Yvette Williams, chairwoman of the caucus, told The Washington Post that backing Sanders over Hillary Clinton “wasn’t a very difficult decision.”
“His message really resonates when he talks about income inequality, racial justice and prison reform,” Williams said.