Clinton aide calls Sanders claim on Latino voters 'bullshit'
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“I don't typically like to swear on Twitter, but by all accounts so far this is complete and utter bullshit,” tweeted Nick Merrill, showing a screenshot of a statement from the Sanders campaign.


The linked statement is headlined “Sanders wins Latino vote in Nevada,” and claims that a “key factor” in the Vermont senator narrowing the gap with Clinton was his success with Latino voters.

“According to entrance polls Sanders won among Latino voters by 8 points,” the Sanders statement claimed.

The voter breakdowns are still being analyzed from Saturday's Nevada caucuses — which Clinton won by five percentage points — and the Sanders claim will be adjudicated in the coming days.

Leading into next Saturday's South Carolina primary, the Sanders campaign will be fighting to change the narrative that Sanders' appeal is limited to white liberal voters. 

While Sanders made inroads among Hispanics in Nevada, Clinton is still heavily dominant among African-Americans — a far more substantial voting bloc in the South Carolina primary and one that if Sanders cannot penetrate he will struggle to win the Democratic nomination.