Nevada Caucus

Nevada Caucus

Iowa Democrats flipped a coin to break their caucus deadlocks, but today’s caucus is in Nevada:

“‘In these very limited circumstances where two or more presidential preference groups are tied for the loss or gain of a delegate, groups must each draw a single card from a deck of cards to break the tie. The high card determines the winner, and aces are high.’

The party will furnish each precinct location with an ‘unopened deck’ to be shuffled ‘at least seven times’ after extra cards, like jokers, are removed. If the two sides pull cards of the same rank, the winner will be determined by suit: spades are the highest, with hearts, diamonds and clubs — in that order — to follow.”

–“Nevada Democrats will break caucus ties with high-card draw,” Gregory Krieg, CNN

–“Here’s how the Nevada caucuses work,” Michelle Rindels, AP via PBS Newshour


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Image (“Nevada Caucus, after Cassius Marcellus Coolidge”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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