Bernie Sanders cements frontrunner status with Nevada caucuses win

Bernie Sanders has won a convincing victory in the Nevada caucuses, according to The Associated Press.
This means he is one step closer to becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

In early results, Mr Sanders had 44.6% of the vote, while former vice president Joe Biden was in a distant second on 19.5%. Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren were left battling for third place.
The 78-year-old Vermont senator built on his win earlier this month in the New Hampshire primary and a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses.

Mr Sanders left Nevada earlier on Saturday to rally supporters in the Texas city of El Paso, where he told the crowd US President Donald Trump was “a pathological liar running a corrupt administration”.

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Mr Sanders told the crowd: “We’re going to win here in Texas, we’re going to win across the country because the American people are sick and tired of a president who lies all of the time.

“The American people are sick and tired of a government which is based on greed, corruption and lies.

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“They want an administration which is based on the principles of justice – economic justice, racial justice and environmental justice.”
He promised to cancel student debt, make university tuition free and to adopt the principles of the Green New Deal which he said would shift the energy system away from fossil fuels.
“We must make sure the planet we leave our children and grandchildren is a planet that is healthy and habitable,” he said.
Mr Sanders also reiterated a vow to bring healthcare to all Americans, describing the current system as “an embarrassment” and adding: “In America, you should not go bankrupt because you’re struggling with cancer.”
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Source : Sky News