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Voter Turnout Wasn't as High as Sanders Wanted in Nevada

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    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on the day of the Nevada Democratic caucus, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Henderson, Nev. Hillary Clinton captured Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Sanders.

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted he may have been right, saying that voter turnout wasn’t as high as he had wanted in Nevada during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    Turnout for Saturday’s caucus contest in Nevada was estimated at about 80,000 people. That’s a drop from the 120,000 who came to caucus in 2008.

    “What I've said over and over again, is we will do well when young people when working class people come out, we do not do well when voter turnout is not large."

    Clinton sat at 53 percent with nearly all precincts reporting Sunday, while Sanders trailed at 47 percent.