Biden Projected To Finish Second Place In NV Caucus

NBC News reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden will finish second in the Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses, NBC News projected Sunday night, and will likely earn seven national convention delegates.

The second-place finish, added to the endorsement of South Carolina’s top Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn — which will come Wednesday, NBC News has learned — will give Biden momentum heading into this week’s South Carolina primary.

Biden had polled 20.9 percent of the votes in Nevada with nearly 88 percent of precincts reporting. Biden will finish well behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who had 47.1 percent on Sunday evening. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was third, with 13.6 percent.