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LAS VEGAS – Nevada ‘ s presidential group meetings date back almost four decades.

But their stature as an early voting state in the presidential-to keep the nomination calendar, and the first Western state to a competition, in the White House race is much more recent.

In 2008, the Democratic National Committee moved Nevada in the vicinity of the top of the primary calendar behind Iowa and New Hampshire, what is the Status of the “first in the West” designation.

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The move was made in order to reflect Nevada the role of elections in bellwether state, as well as for the presentation of the growing importance of the West.

The move was also made to better the democratic party increasingly heterogeneous electorate to represent. Addling Nevada, with its vibrant Spanish-speaking population, the mix with South Carolina, with a large African-American Democratic electorate, helped a counterweight to the predominantly white States of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Here is a look at the winners of the Caucasus dating back to 2008.

2008

DEMOCRATS

Hillary Clinton, 51 percent Barack Obama, 45 percent John Edwards, 4 percent

REPUBLICANS

Mitt Romney 51 Percent, Ron Paul 14 Percent, John McCain 13%, Mike Huckabee 8%, Fred Thompson 8%, Rudy Giuliani 4%, Duncan Hunter 2%

2012

DEMOCRATS

President Barack Obama 98%, uncommitted 1%

REPUBLICANS

Mitt Romney 50 percent, 21 percent, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul with 19 percent, and Rick Santorum 10 percent

2016

DEMOCRATS

Hillary Clinton 53 Percent, Bernie Sanders, 47 Percent

REPUBLICANS

Donald Trump, 46% Marco Rubio 24%, Ted Cruz 21 Percent, Ben Carson, 5% John Kasich 4%

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