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The former first lady was projected to be the winner with 52 percent of the vote, while Sanders had 48 percent. About 78 percent of precincts were reporting.
The two candidates now go to South Carolina for a primary one week from Saturday. Clinton holds a lead in polls in the state, where black voters are expected to be a force.
That county has about three-quarters of the state's registered Democratic voters, and it's population is majority-minority according to Census figures.
Thirty-five of the state's 43 Democratic delegates will be awarded by the results in Nevada. With about 73 percent of precincts reporting, The Associated Press pegs 19 delegates for Clinton compared to 14 for Sanders. The two remaining pledged delegates will be awarded as the results continue to trickle in.