Nevada Democrats will gather to record their preferences for their party’s 2016 presidential candidate on Saturday, February 20. Ahead of the Silver State’s faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, test your knowledge on the history of the Nevada caucus.
This could be beneficial to Sanders, who does especially well among younger voters.
This change reflected the growing importance of the West.
This practice began in 1864 when Nevada became a state.
Elko County Republican Party Chairman Lee Hoffman described the difference between a primary and a caucus as a primary being organized by the state, and the caucus being organized by the political party.
Nevada’s consistency in voting for the eventual presidential candidate has given it the status of a “bellwether” state.