Bernie Sanders has celebrated winning an apparent landslide win in Nevada caucuses, propelling into solid frontrunnrer status and bringing him one step closer to taking on Donald Trumpin November.
Less than six months after suffering a heart attack in the state as he was campaigning, the 78-year-old senator looked set to secure a massive win, on the back of momentum driven by the support of young people and Latino voters.
Speaking before cheering supporters in San Antonio, Texas, he repeated his criticism that Mr Trump was a pathological liar running a corrupt administration.
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Yet, he vowed that his supporters could see real change in their lifetimes if they continued to show up in the large numbers that had allowed him to make history by winning the popular vote in each of three of the states to have voted – a first for the Democratic Party. 
We won the Iowa caucus. We won the New Hampshire primary. Now, according to three networks we have won the Nevada caucus, he declared to roars and cheers.
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Jessica Canicosa, a precinct captain for Bernie Sanders, waits to greet caucus voters at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada
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A supporter of Amy Klobuchar in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hotel workers at the Bellagio in Las Vegas get to grips with voting papers during the Nevada caucuses
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Michael J Fox  the Back to the Future actor turned activist  speaks at a rally for Pete Buttigieg at Faiss Middle School in Las Vegas
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Voters at a campaign event for Amy Klobuchar in Reno, Nevada
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A caricature of Bernie Sanders is projected on to a tree during a rally in Las Vegas
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A woman waits to have a photo taken with Elizabeth Warren during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas
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The threat of coronavirus and other germ-borne illnesses was on some voters’ minds at the Democratic caucuses in Henderson, Nevada
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Former vice-president Joe Biden takes a selfie with a voter in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses
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A member of Mike Bloomberg’s election team in a campaign office in New York City
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Amy Klobuchar changes her shoes backstage after giving a speech in Exeter, New Hampshire
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A warmly-wrapped-up dog attends an Elizabeth Warren event at Amherst Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire
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Bernie Sanders, who romped to victory in New Hampshire against Hillary Clinton in 2016, talks to the media in Manchester
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Lisa Olney, of Wellesley, Massachussets, demonstrates her support for Elizabeth Warren in Nashua, New Hampshire
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Joe Biden was hoping to improve on his poor showing in Iowa in the New Hampshire primary
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Elizabeth Warren, renowned for giving time to supporters for selfies, works the crowd at the University of New Hampshire in Durham
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Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter and his child outside a campaign event in Somersworth, New Hampshire on 5 February
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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders quarrel after a confrontation in a TV debate in which Sanders claimed that Warren was not telling the truth about a conversation in which she claimed he had said a woman could not win the presidency on 14 January
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Supporter Pat Provencher listens to Pete Buttigieg in Laconia, New Hampshire on 4 February
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Elizabeth Warren jogs away after speaking to reporters during a campaign event in Nashau, New Hampshire
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Supporters of Amy Klobuchar gather before a rally. Behind them, scores of Pete Buttigieg signs are planted in the snowy ground
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Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign event in Concord, New Hampshire while awaiting the results of the Iowa caucus
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Elizabeth Warren is presented with a balloon effigy of herself at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on 5 February
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A Trump supporter rides past a rally for Amy Klobuchar in Des Moines, Iowa on 14 January
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A man holds up a sign criticising billionaires in the presidential race in front of Michael Bloomberg in Compton, Califronia. The former New York mayor skipped the first caucus in Iowa and instead campaigned in California on 3 February
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Jessica Canicosa, a precinct captain for Bernie Sanders, waits to greet caucus voters at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada
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A supporter of Amy Klobuchar in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hotel workers at the Bellagio in Las Vegas get to grips with voting papers during the Nevada caucuses
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Michael J Fox  the Back to the Future actor turned activist  speaks at a rally for Pete Buttigieg at Faiss Middle School in Las Vegas
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Voters at a campaign event for Amy Klobuchar in Reno, Nevada
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A caricature of Bernie Sanders is projected on to a tree during a rally in Las Vegas
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A woman waits to have a photo taken with Elizabeth Warren during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas
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The threat of coronavirus and other germ-borne illnesses was on some voters’ minds at the Democratic caucuses in Henderson, Nevada
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Former vice-president Joe Biden takes a selfie with a voter in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses
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A member of Mike Bloomberg’s election team in a campaign office in New York City
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Amy Klobuchar changes her shoes backstage after giving a speech in Exeter, New Hampshire
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A warmly-wrapped-up dog attends an Elizabeth Warren event at Amherst Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire
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Bernie Sanders, who romped to victory in New Hampshire against Hillary Clinton in 2016, talks to the media in Manchester
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Lisa Olney, of Wellesley, Massachussets, demonstrates her support for Elizabeth Warren in Nashua, New Hampshire
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Joe Biden was hoping to improve on his poor showing in Iowa in the New Hampshire primary
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Elizabeth Warren, renowned for giving time to supporters for selfies, works the crowd at the University of New Hampshire in Durham
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Joe Biden takes a selfie with a supporter and his child outside a campaign event in Somersworth, New Hampshire on 5 February
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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders quarrel after a confrontation in a TV debate in which Sanders claimed that Warren was not telling the truth about a conversation in which she claimed he had said a woman could not win the presidency on 14 January
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Supporter Pat Provencher listens to Pete Buttigieg in Laconia, New Hampshire on 4 February
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Elizabeth Warren jogs away after speaking to reporters during a campaign event in Nashau, New Hampshire
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Supporters of Amy Klobuchar gather before a rally. Behind them, scores of Pete Buttigieg signs are planted in the snowy ground
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Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign event in Concord, New Hampshire while awaiting the results of the Iowa caucus
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Elizabeth Warren is presented with a balloon effigy of herself at a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on 5 February
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A Trump supporter rides past a rally for Amy Klobuchar in Des Moines, Iowa on 14 January
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A man holds up a sign criticising billionaires in the presidential race in front of Michael Bloomberg in Compton, Califronia. The former New York mayor skipped the first caucus in Iowa and instead campaigned in California on 3 February
So let me thank the people of Nevada for their support. In Nevada we have put together a multi-generational, multi-racial coalition that not only swept Nevada, but will sweep the country.
With networks projecting Mr Sanders could win half of the delegates in the first state in the West to vote, former vice president Joe Biden looked set to come in second, something pollsters had predicted but which nevertheless will be a massive relief to Mr Biden, struggling to keep his campaign alive.
Speaking to supporters as a network cut away to declare Mr Sanders the winner, Mr Biden said he felt really good about what his campaign had achieved in Nevada.
I know we dont have the final results yet, but I feel really good, he said. You put me in a position, you know the press is ready to declare people dead quickly, but were alive and were coming back and were going to win.
He added: I think were in the position now to move on in a way that we havent been until this moment. I think we are going to go, were going to win in South Carolina, and then Super Tuesday and we are on our way.
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