Former Vice President Joe Biden will finish second on Nevada's Democratic presidential stands, according to NBC News, projected on Sunday night, and will likely win delegates to national conventions as he tries to regain momentum for this week's primaries in Carolina southern.
Biden had voted 20.9% of the vote in Nevada, with almost 88% of the vote. Biden will end well behind Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Who had 47.1% on Sunday night. Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, came in third, with 13.6%.
Candidates must reach 15%, both across the state and in Congressional districts, to receive a portion of Nevada's 36 delegates at the Democratic National Convention.
Biden, who started the campaign as a Democratic candidate but relented when Senders ran to the top, is likely to receive some delegates based on his statewide vote total, but Buttigieg's statewide total remained below the threshold.
Biden said all along that he did not expect to show his true strength until the first Saturday in South Carolina, where he showed strong support among African Americans, who make up the majority of the Democratic electorate.
"We are alive, we are back and we will win", Biden told supporters in a union on Saturday in Las Vegas. "