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Caucusing And The Elusive Nature Of 'Electability'

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (center) speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer (from left), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, listen on Jan. 14, during a Democratic presidential debate. Andrew Yang will also be on stage Friday.

Democrats are concerned with one thing and one thing only: Beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. 

But a lot of people consider the Iowa caucuses to be a total disaster. 

Democratic candidates landed in New Hampshire for their next round before they even knew who the winner was of the Iowa caucuses.

The next stop is Nevada's first-in-the-West caucus. 

We want to talk about what happens in the quest for the Democratic nomination. In voters' minds, how do they wrestle with the concept of a candidate’s electability? What makes a candidate electable? 

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Yvette Williams, chair, Clark County Black Caucus; Laura Martin, executive director, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Dan Lee, political science professor, UNLV; Jose Melendrez, community health department, UNLV 

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