Hillary Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

John Locher/AP

It was close, but in the end, Hillary Clinton pulled it off in Nevada, beating Bernie Sanders in a close caucus contest.

According to The Hill:

“The former first lady was projected to be the winner with 52 percent of the vote, while Sanders had 48 percent. About 78 percent of precincts were reporting. The victory for Clinton is likely to calm some nerves among her supporters after Sanders closed her lead in polls in the state and nearly pulled off an upset.

The two candidates now go to South Carolina for a primary one week from Saturday. Clinton holds a lead in polls in the state, where black voters are expected to be a force.

“I am so thrilled and so grateful to all my supporters out there,” Clinton said in her victory speech in Nevada. “Some may have doubted us but we never doubted each other. This one is for you.”
Sanders officially conceded Nevada to Clinton in a statement one hour after the media outlets called it for Clinton.”