Clinton wins Nevada Democratic caucuses

Saturday 20 February 2016 22.47
Hillary Clinton rallies the crowds in Nevada
Hillary Clinton rallies the crowds in Nevada

Hillary Clinton has won today's Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada, US networks projected, giving her a much-needed victory over rival Bernie Sanders in the race for the White House nomination.

"To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank you," Ms Clinton tweeted, shortly after Fox News and NBC News called the contest in her favour.

With roughly two-thirds of precincts reporting, Ms Clinton was at 52.2% to 47.7% for Mr Sanders.

Ms Clinton had bet big on a victory in Nevada, leveraging her popularity with Latino and other minority voters.

Victory in Nevada for the former secretary of state had once been seen as a foregone conclusion, but Mr Sanders gathered steam after trouncing Ms Clinton in New Hampshire on 9 February. Ms Clinton won the Iowa caucuses by a hair on 1 February.