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Nevada Caucus Tie May Come Down to Luck of Draw

Nevada Caucus Tie May Come Down to Luck of Draw
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Saturday, 22 February 2020 04:45 PM EST

What happens at a Nevada caucus site if two candidates end up in a tie? According to one precinct leader, it comes down to the luck of the draw.

Several hundred voters and about a dozen observers were crowded into a site on the campus of the University of Nevada in Reno when things got underway. The temporary precinct captain, Becky Cohen, explained the process and said everything will be transparent, with results at each stage written on poster boards stuck to the walls.

She closed by holding up a deck of cards and saying, "If there's a tie, God forbid, this is what we do. It's Nevada."

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is expressing confidence that the Nevada caucuses will go smoothly and will not repeat the problems that muddied the results in Iowa. The hours ahead will show whether he’s correct.

Tom Perez spoke to reporters Saturday at a caucus site at the Bellagio hotel and casino on the Las Vegas strip. He says the goal in Saturday's caucuses is to release the results as soon as possible but "first and foremost, to get it right."

Perez says the popularity of early voting made processing those votes difficult but party officials have worked overtime to accomplish the task.

Nearly 75,000 people participated in a four-day early voting period that ended Tuesday. Their choices will be added to results of Saturday's in-person caucusing. Perez says the party has trained more than 3,000 people to carry out the caucuses, with training going on as recently as Friday.

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What happens at a Nevada caucus site if two candidates end up in a tie? According to one precinct leader, it comes down to the luck of the draw.
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