The Clinton campaign breathes a sigh of relief as Hillary Clinton has defeated Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary caucuses in Nevada, 52.5% to 47.5% respectively. This was a slightly larger margin than predicted by the polls.
Nevada is a caucus state, with the promise of a total of 43 delegates, 8 of which are superdelegates. However no delegates will be pledged to a candidate until the Democratic Convention in May. Clinton currently has three superdelegates pledged, Sanders has one.
In his concession speech, Sanders said, “Taking on the establishment — whether it is the financial establishment, whether it is the political establishment, whether it is the media establishment — is not easy.”
Now the race moves to South Carolina next Tuesday, where Clinton has a substantial advantage in the polls. Sanders may be looking to the races on Super Tuesday, the following week.