Nevada Democrats see record turnout at caucuses

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A record 117,600 voters participated in the Nevada Democrats' caucuses on Saturday.

That's according to final turnout statistics released by the Nevada Democratic Party on Thursday.

The number is about one-third of active registered Democrats in the state.

The massive turnout surprised party officials who had been hoping for a 10 percent turnout. It also overwhelmed some precincts, which were not equipped with enough voter registration forms and ballots.

Hillary Rodham Clinton won the contest with 51 percent of the county delegates to Barack Obama's 45 percent.

The party's statistics show Clark County accounted for about 66 percent of the participants.

Republicans also saw a record number of people Saturday. About 44,000 people showed up for their caucuses.


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