Latest Caucuses News

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,speaks during a town hall, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Latest: Warren wants elimination of Senate veto

Feb. 21, 2020 11:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a last pitch to Nevada voters, saying Senate filibuster should be eliminated if lawmakers, like Senate leader Mitch McConnell, keep blocking gun control that many Americans support. Warren...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer walks on a picket line with members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 outside the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The Democratic presidential contest has moved to immigrant-heavy Nevada, but the issues of immigration are seldom getting a thorough airing on the campaign trail. Candidates usually throw in a quick condemnation of President Donald Trump's hard-line policies but have shied away from outlining their own immigration positions. Immigration groups say that points to a potential vulnerability for whoever is the Democratic nominee later this year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

Feb. 21, 2020 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their experiences with presidential candidates seeking support...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, people dressed as showgirls walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

Feb. 21, 2020 6:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight. Seven casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip stand among 200 caucus locations statewide that will host the...

File-In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for the Iowa Caucuses on a downtown skywalk, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Democratic Party is agreeing to recount the results in about two dozen of almost 1,700 precinct caucuses as part of the ongoing process to resolve the weeks-long question of who won Iowa's tarnished presidential caucuses. Campaign officials for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked for a combined 23 precincts to be recounted. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa Democrats agree to Buttigieg, Sanders limited recount

Feb. 21, 2020 6:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party is agreeing to recount the results in about two dozen of almost 1,700 precinct caucuses as part of the ongoing process to resolve the weeks-long question of who won Iowa's tarnished presidential caucuses. Campaign officials for former South Bend Mayor Pete...

Kate Stanley, interim chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, poses for a photo in Honolulu on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Democratic Party of Hawaii members can use mail-in ballots to select their choice for presidential nominee this year to avoid the long lines of past party caucuses. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii Democrats can vote by mail for presidential nominee

Feb. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic Party of Hawaii members can use mail-in ballots to select their choice for presidential nominee this year to avoid the long lines of past party caucuses. The party plans to mail ballots to registered Democrats during the first week of March. Democrats may instead vote in person...

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg takes questions from students at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future town hall in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Despite strong start, Buttigieg seeks $13 million for Mar. 3

Feb. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he needs to raise $13 million to stay competitive through the 14-state Super Tuesday contests on March 3, despite strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. The tricky financial picture for one of the...

FILE - In This Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, speaks before a Democratic presidential primary debate, in Atlanta. The Nevada caucuses pose a new test for Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, as the Democratic party leader tries to keep a messy primary season from devolving into chaos.  Perez predicts a smoother process Saturday than the Feb. 3 debacle in the Iowa caucuses, where results have yet to be certified. But Perez warns that the Nevada caucuses are just the next step in what could be a long, bruising primary season.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

DNC chair unbowed by 2020 fracas: 'My job is ... to win'

Feb. 21, 2020 4:33 PM EST

Beyond the presidential candidates themselves, the Nevada caucuses Saturday will test Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez as he tries to keep an already messy primary season from devolving into chaos. “We are working around the clock,” Perez said, predicting a smoother process than the...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo sign in on tablet computers at an early voting location in the Chinatown Plaza, in Las Vegas. Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus volunteers to report results. Democrats in Nevada were going to use the same app developer as Iowa did, but quickly sidelined those plans. They will still be relying to some extent on technology to assist in counting and reporting results, though, and like Iowa, they will have paper backups. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

Feb. 21, 2020 3:59 PM EST

UNDATED (AP) — Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile...

FILE - In this March 1, 2016 file photo, a man collects a ballot from a Republican caucus goer at Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota's political caucuses are likely to be far less rowdy this year _ and far less crowded than in the past. That's because the state has shifted its presidential preference process away from caucuses and into a primary election that's part of Super Tuesday next month. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Minnesota caucuses lose big magnet, but key business remains

Feb. 21, 2020 3:23 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s precinct caucuses are likely to be less raucous this year — and less crowded than in the past. That’s because the state has shifted its presidential preference process away from caucuses and into a primary election that’s part of Super Tuesday...

People walk near the Paris Las Vegas hotel casino, site of a Democratic presidential debate, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas. Nevada's first-in-the West presidential caucus puts the spotlight Saturday on a state that has swung increasingly blue over the last two decades. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada's Democratic shift

Feb. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections. "We had a small conference room and a tiny reception area, but no staff at all,"...