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After Nevada Win, Sen. Bernie Sanders Trying to Prove He Can Win Minority Voters

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The polling also showed that former Vice President Joe Biden at 16% of the Latino and Hispanic vote, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9%, billionaire activist Tom Steyer with 8% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 7%.

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Sanders’ results in Nevada may signal that his campaign is making gains in minority communities as his opponents, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are struggling with African Americans in particular.

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor

Sen. Bernie Sanders not only won the Nevada Caucuses and took a commanding lead in the delegate count, he also verified that he can win over Hispanic voters.

Entrance polls in Nevada conducted by NBC News showed that Sanders was way ahead with Latino and Hispanic caucus-goers in Nevada. Polling results show ed him with 53% of the vote with that demographic. Sanders won 34 delegates in Nevada.

The Democratic race features seven candidates and the next contest, South Carolina, will reveal who amongst the large field of Democrats will perform well with African American voters.

The polling also showed that former Vice President Joe Biden at 16% of the Latino and Hispanic vote, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9%, billionaire activist Tom Steyer with 8% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 7%.

The top three leaders in delegate totals are now Sanders, 28, Buttigieg 22, and Warren 8.

Former Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second to Sanders in Nevada. But Biden is expected to do well with African American voters in South Carolina. The South Carolina primary is on February 28. Sixty percent of the electorate is African American. If Biden stumbles and doesn’t win the primary, many feel that Sanders will be declared the front runner on the Democratic side as the candidates head into Super Tuesday on March 3. Biden has run for The White House three times and has never won a primary.

Sanders’ results in Nevada may signal that his campaign is making gains in minority communities as his opponents, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are struggling with African Americans in particular.

The next few weeks of the presidential race are likely to be decisive and result in several candidates dropping out of the race by the second week in March. After South Carolina, Super Tuesday states include California, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.

Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist for NNPA and the host of the podcast BURKEFILE. She is also a political strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at LBurke007@gmail.com and on twitter at @LVBurke

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    Vern

    February 23, 2020 at 9:23 PM

    Sen Sanders has a long history if fighting for racial justice. His history dates back to his college days in the 1960s when others remained silent he stood up for African Americans. He fought for Racial justice while attending college in Chicago when African Americans were nit allowed to stay in Dormitories. He fought back against Racism, Bigotry and inequality when many today remained silent. He was Chairman for Congress For Racial Equality CORE at the University of Chicago while a student and fought for Black students to live in the University Dormitory/ Housing. Sen Saunders lead the Sit at the University of Chicago to allow Black Students to live on Campus. DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, “THE ULTIMATE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT WHERE HE STANDS IN THE MOMENTS OF COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE BUT WHERE HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY” The CBC, NAACP, AFRICAN AMERICANS and those for racial justice must ALWAYS remember Dr Kings words apply them and live them seriously. It’s not about POLITICS ITS ABOUT ENSURING EVERY AMERICAN IS TREATED FAIRLY AND WHO REALLY STEPPED UP EVEN IN THE MIST OF THE STORM AND CONTINUES TO FIGHT THE GOID FIGHT TODAY. THANK YOU SEN SANDERS!

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    Lavern Reed

    February 24, 2020 at 3:28 PM

    Yesterday I posted a comment about the Extraordinary Work Sen Sanders has been doing for Racial Equality since his college days at the University of Chicago. He was among the first if not the first to fight for Black Student housing at the University of Chicago and continues the struggle today. Sen Sanders is fighting to make the lives of Ordinary Americans better to be equally included in our country’s entire equation. The economy is not working for Ordinary Americans especially our young people who are struggling to make ends meet with the cost of college, affordable housing, no Pensions by most companies,less company benefits in many situations working 2 and 3 jobs just to stay afloat. Our generation must now do what generations before us did for us ensure that this and future generations have a good life. It’s not about the Older Generation it’s about our commitment to stay the course for the young generation. Many have dropped the ball. Let’s work together and fix this as our parents and their parents did for us

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    Lavern Reed

    February 24, 2020 at 9:57 PM

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