Bernie Sanders is the clear frontrunner to take on Trump after Nevada primary 1 month ago

Bernie Sanders is the clear frontrunner to take on Trump after Nevada primary

America seems to be feeling the Bern.

Bernie Sanders further cemented his spot as the frontrunner to take on Donald Trump in the United States presidential election later this year.

After an effective tie in Iowa and a narrow win over Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire, Sanders won a commanding victory in Nevada last night (22 February).

With some votes still being released, it seems Sanders will clock in with at least 20% more of the popular vote and delegates compared to his nearest rival in the state, which appears to be former Vice President Joe Biden. Buttigieg is coming in third, with Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar in fourth and fifth.

The victory gives Sanders momentum heading into the South Carolina primary next week, and puts huge pressure on the other candidates, who are falling further behind Sanders' in terms of their delegate-count.

While there remains debate over whether Sanders can win a majority of delegates throughout the primaries, it seems increasingly assured that he will win the most delegates, putting him in a favourable position to win the Democratic nomination.

If he succeeds, it means that he'll get a chance to run against President Donald Trump in November this year.

Sanders failed to win the nomination in 2016, when he lost out to Hillary Clinton.