Clinton takes Nevada as Trump triumphs in South Carolina
Feb 21, Washington: Hillary Clinton has beaten the Vermont senator,Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party caucuses in Nevada, On Saturday.
The Nevada contest was the first test for the White House hopefuls Clinton and Sanders in a more racially diverse state than the opening contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, which the candidates split.
Clinton had seen Nevada as an opportunity to start pulling away from Sanders, though her team had anticipated a close contest. For Democrats, the contest between Clinton and Sanders has grown closer than almost anyone expected. Sanders has been doing remarkably well with young people, with his impassioned calls for breaking up Wall Street banks and providing free tuition at public colleges and universities.
Clinton on the other hand had hoped to offset Sanders' youth support by winning big majorities among blacks and Hispanics. And Nevada has highlighted that strength
Meanwhile, voters in South Carolina have backed the business tycoon, Trump in the contest to pick the Republican nominee for the November 8 US presidential election.Trump has solidified his spot at the top of the Republican race, while Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are fighting for a second-place finish.
The Oslo Times