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Voters at Sparks High School during the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Nevada’s caucuses — held in school gyms, churches and community centers across the state — attracted tens of thousands of Democrats on Saturday who wanted to weigh in on the party’s presidential nominee.

Bernie Sanders won in a landslide, but not until after his supporters gathered at those numerous caucus sites, marking him on their presidential preference cards and delivering speeches trying to sway supporters of non-viable candidates to come to the Vermont senator’s side.

Nevada Independent photographers fanned out to caucus sites in both the north and the south to capture the action, and then to the victory parties that followed for both the victor and the runners-up. Below is their visual chronicle of the day.

Sign outside the gymnasium caucus site at Wooster High School in Reno on Feb. 22, 2020. (Joey Lovato/The Nevada Independent)
Voters at Sparks High School during the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Sparks High School during the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Voters at Sparks High School during the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Voters at Sparks High School during the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
A precinct site inside the library at Sparks High School before the start of the 2020 Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
Casino workers participate in the Nevada Democratic caucus inside the Vendome Ballroom at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Casino workers participate in the Nevada Democratic caucus inside the Vendome Ballroom at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Undecided participants sit in the Nevada Democratic caucus inside the Vendome Ballroom at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Volunteer Amy Wiwuga helps casino workers participate in the Nevada Democratic caucus inside the Vendome Ballroom at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Pamela Maderios, a tourist, looks in on the Nevada Democratic caucus inside the Vendome Ballroom at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Caucus goers at Doolittle Community Center in Las Vegas. (Jana Sayson/The Nevada Independent)
Volunteers at the Doolittle Community Center in Las Vegas work during the state’s Democratic presidential caucus on Feb. 22, 2020. (Jana Sayson/The Nevada Independent)
Caucus goers at Doolittle Community Center in Las Vegas. (Jana Sayson/The Nevada Independent)
Jessica Canicosa, percent captain, waits for participants to enter her room before the start of the Nevada Democratic Caucuses at Liberty High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Henderson, Nevada. (Ronda Churchill /The Nevada Independent)
A man walks under an awning past campaign signs to avoid the rain before the start of the Nevada Democratic Caucuses at Liberty High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Henderson, Nevada. (Ronda Churchill /The Nevada Independent)
Diana Mosquera waits in line to register before the start of the Nevada Democratic Caucuses at Liberty High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Henderson, Nevada. (Ronda Churchill /The Nevada Independent)
A sign is shown on the hallway during the Nevada Democratic Caucuses at Liberty High School on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Henderson, Nevada. (Ronda Churchill /The Nevada Independent)
Caucus participants raise up their presidential preference cards at Wooster High School in Reno on Feb. 22, 2020. (Joey Lovato/The Nevada Independent)
Children at the Wooster High School caucus location in Reno with their parents, who were supporting Elizabeth Warren on Feb. 22, 2020. (Joey Lovato/The Nevada Independent)
Caucusgoers register to vote at East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)
Caucusgoers stand in line at East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)
C.J. Clayton, center, who was supporting presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, ponders her candidate choice at the Nevada Democratic Caucus at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. She switched her support to Elizabeth Warren. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)
Pete Buttigieg delivers a speech during a victory party at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2020. (Jana Sayson/The Nevada Independent)
Attendees lift their lighted cell phones as Pete Buttigieg delivers a speech during a victory party at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2020. (Jana Sayson/The Nevada Independent)
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks after the Nevada Democratic Caucus at IBEW Local 357 on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)
Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill greet supporters after the Nevada Democratic Caucus at IBEW Local 357 on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders celebrate during his victory speech after the Nevada Democratic Caucus at ReBar in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders celebrate as he speaks to them directly over the phone after he was declared the winner of the Nevada Democratic Caucus at ReBar in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

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