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Sanders strengthens his lead in the Democratic presidential candidates

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Senator Bernie Sanders gave broad base support across the age, ethnic and intellectual categories to a major victory in the Democratic primary in Nevada, boosting his lead in the party’s contest for the presidential election this year to confront President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden, the former vice president, appears to be second in Nevada, the center he desperately needs, after meager results earlier this month in the first two contests in the November 3 presidential election.

Sanders’ victory on Saturday in the first racially diverse state in the campaign indicates that he reached a broader coalition of Democratic voters through his strong message calling for social and economic justice as well as his pledge to provide universal health care to all Americans.

For Biden and other moderates who say Sanders is so liberal that he cannot defeat Trump, his strengthening of the momentum he has achieved as proven by Nevada results makes their mission more difficult.

“We have achieved a multi-generational, multi-ethnic coalition that will not only win in Nevada but will sweep across the country,” Sanders, a Vermont senator who describes himself as a Social Democrat, told supporters chanting in San Antonio, Texas.

Then he turned to criticize Trump, saying, “We will win all over the country because the American people are tired and tired of a president who is lying all the time.”

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