One of the most significant donors in the U.S. to Democratic causes and candidates came under relentless attack Wednesday night during his first appearance on a debate stage as a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination.
The debate — hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and the Nevada Independent — is the one of the last opportunities for the candidates to talk to voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.
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The eyes of a nation are turning to Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, when six Democratic presidential hopefuls face off for the ninth debate of the hard-fought primary season.
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Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it.
Rep. John Katko (N.Y.), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security cybersecurity subcommittee, told The Hill that he thought the use of an iPad was “a terrible idea that exposes them to possible hacking.”
The Nevada Democratic Party was due to use the same app the IDP used, which was built by Shadow, Inc., but immediately announced it would abandon those plans after the Iowa debacle.
Progressive pollster Data for Progress found the democratic socialist with 35 percent support Nevada ahead of its caucus on Saturday. Clumped behind him are Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, with 16 percent, 15 percent and 14 percent support, respectively.
Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about a tool the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa.
Ahead of the Nevada caucuses on February 22, Democrats are campaigning across both Nevada and elsewhere, such as South Carolina and Super Tuesday states. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, hoping to build off of her New Hampshire momentum, stated a desire for Mike Bloomberg to make the debate stage because she „can’t beat him on the airwaves.“ NBC’s Amanda Golden reports.
The Democratic presidential campaign turned west this weekend, with candidates barnstorming Nevada in the lead-up to the state’s caucuses on Saturday.
The poll found 25 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers support Sanders, 18 percent back former Vice President Joe Biden, 13 percent favor Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and 11 percent support former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. Both former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar have the support of 10 percent of likely caucus-goers, and 8 percent of respondents said they were undecided.
Early voting has begun for the Nevada caucuses and state officials are looking to avoid the same problems that plagued the Iowa caucuses. NBC’s Simone Boyce reports
Nevada Democrats are planning to use a new caucus tool that will be preloaded onto iPads and distributed to precinct chairs to help facilitate the Caucus Day process, according to multiple volunteers and a video recording of a volunteer training session on Saturday.
After the chaos in Iowa, campaigns are worried that their months of effort in Nevada could go to waste. While state party officials have offered assurances, they have released few details.
There are still some questions about a new caucus “tool” that is supposed to help Nevada Democrats count votes.
8 News Now spoke with Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II, but he would not go into any details about what exactly the “tool” is or how it works.
We do know that it is an iPad with preloaded software.
“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” says Tom Perez, Lorraine Miller, and Jim Roosevelt, of the DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee, in a joint statement.
Cattle rancher Jhona Bell, for one, has concerns.
“Well, it takes out a lot of our range, and it has a huge economic impact for us,“ she said. „Obviously you can’t run cattle where there’s a mine.“
Bell said she’s also concerned about water usage, land reclamation and traffic.
China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co said on Friday it will take control of an Argentina lithium project it has been developing with Lithium Americas Corp, cementing its control over a key source of the white metal for electric vehicle batteries.
Nevada will be the third state to hold a nominating contest, behind the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, respectively.
The 2016 Democratic Primary election was rigged by the DNC and their partners in the corporate media against Bernie Sanders.
In this 2020 election, the DNC and corporate media are rigging the election again, but this time against the American people in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.
They are attempting to replace the roles of voters in the early states, using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic, and holding so-called debates which are not debates at all but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, not inform or enlighten.