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Bernie Sanders Wins County-Level Conventions In Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a victory at Nevada's county-level Democratic conventions, even though he lost to Hillary Clinton in the February caucuses.

Conventions held throughout the state on Saturday yielded 2,124 Sanders-supporting delegates who will head to the state convention on May 14. That accounts for 55 percent of the total delegates.

Hillary Clinton earned 1,722 delegates, or 45 percent of the total.

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Clinton won the Nevada caucuses Feb. 20 with 53 percent of the vote and was projected to win 20 of the 35 delegates up for grabs. Saturday's results reduce that projection to 18, although the final count depends on results from the state-level convention.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that in Clark County, less than half the delegates elected at caucuses turned up to the county convention.