RNA - The independent senator from Vermont claimed a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses with former vice president Joe Biden finishing second.
The win would solidify Sanders’ frontrunner status in the competition to choose the Democratic nominee who faces Trump in November's election.
The Republican president’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement, “Media reports of unstaffed caucus sites in Nevada just prove that the national Democrat Party is in chaos and incompetent."
His massage appeared to refer to a few logistical stumbles at the beginning of the caucuses as some reports showed volunteers struggling to connect to a telephone number used to record results.
Nevada scrapped plans to use the caucus process similar to the one used in Iowa Feb. 3, which dissolved into chaos when a glitchy new app developed to help count the vote failed to function.
Parscale went on to say that "there is no denying that Big Government Socialism dominated again as Bernie Sanders remained the leader of the leftist pack. We are another day closer to Election Day and another day closer to re-electing President Trump."
Sanders, who dominated among young and middle-aged people as well as Latinos in Nevada and won several downtown Las Vegas caucus sites, is now a small step closer to becoming the nominee, although he will remain a long way off the 1,990 delegates needed.
"We won the popular vote in Iowa, we won the New Hampshire primary, and according to three networks and the AP, we have now won the Nevada caucus," the 78-year-old told cheering supporters in San Antonio, Texas.
"We have put together a multi-generational, multiracial coalition that is going to not only win in Nevada, it's going to sweep the country."
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg both released memos this week presdicting that Sanders will probably have a delegate lead coming out of Super Tuesday if the dynamics of the race remain unchanged.