Inside a Nevada GOP Caucus Ahead

ABC News' Josh Haskell takes us inside a Nevada GOP caucus location and talks to residents about who they are voting for.
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Hey what's up everybody I'm on the Nevada in New York Nevada caucus goers chose Hillary Clinton on Saturday tonight. It is the Republicans turned its right to force test for the Republican candidate who started the season that seventeen hard to imagine. How how far we've homered on a five tonight so much at stake in Nevada up. Thirty delegates. I think that weren't anything else momentum ahead of Super Tuesday that critical in next Tuesday when eleven states will weigh in on this really tumultuous Republican race. A lot at stake next Tuesday a lot happening tonight as well the ides politics you've got a couple of other things that we're keeping an eye on let's take a look at some of the live streams. You can check in on if you like. Over online stream to you can see there some storm coverage we've got under our watch the court didn't sit civil storm moving across much of the country's out that there it any rate your breaking news there we will bring that to you. Live here over my five. There's an by Hillary Clinton going on right now in South Carolina and that states. Primary election coming up on Saturday and of course we have our own team members stationed at rod. A hot all in Nevada has well. It looking at the democratic race this weekend there it ABC's. Josh Haskell Greta go to live now and he is in. Last Vegas for a page asking it yet. Yeah I can hear you well a lot of excitement here on then Devin. These of the tables behind me were still thirty minutes away these volunteers are actually being trained right now in the process kind of an usual that all this training would take place just. Thirty minutes before but a lot of them kind of told me not exactly sure. You know what we're supposed to view when these crowds behind me this ordeal line. When they come in so they're going over the rules are signing up the site manager here it's been kind of going down the line saying. This which you guys have to do you when the crowds committed in the pocket. It's time. To sit after undergoing training now about how it's actually conducts the caucus when it begins with did. Very soon could write in another thirty minutes or so that did it again. That's correct I mean trading at there undergoing now is not you know. Wiring key here a little bit more advanced and amp but I think it's getting those lists. It's getting those lists its showing kind of matching up. These these voters. With the different precincts because of course were not high school cafeteria or right now. This is more than just one precinct I believe it's about five precincts that are going to be coming to this particular location. In the cafeteria and I can't bring you behind this line because they wanted me to stay here but I just what a show you guys. There's people here in the cafeteria sent out which numbers. Still as the volunteers here are getting organized and they're getting in this you guys excited. So what are you going over right now. We're going over at techniques and. M. And this and so you think you're ready to go thirty minutes out. That's the scene the year. And then as night do little bit of a hand look at this line of excited voters jam packed. Just waiting to get inside. Josh you have some reporting just before we came on the air that the Republican Party and about it is already saying they expect. Record turnout or near record turnout. So far in terms of registered pre registered Republicans. That's correct 41000. Republicans who pre registered and let's not forget that in many caucus is you can register actor caucus location. Not here Nevada. These people had all been registered by last Saturday the thirteenth of February and so that's kind of surprising because. Remember 32000. People was the total votes in 2012 and when Mitt Romney won the caucuses here still. That number is already exceeded theirs over 400000. Registered Republicans in the state not all of the coast of vote very small percentage of those actually vote. But you could tell talking the Nevada GOP candidate they are very excited they're seeing this enthusiasm and and I'm seeing that you're this high school to. Lot of trumped jerseys some mark new Jersey's a good amount accrues here as well so wide variety. Of course in this state right now we only have three presidential camps that are actually. Physically here Donald Trump Ted Cruz and Marco excuse me and Ben Carson Marco Rubio. Party on his way to Michigan but that's not stopping the excitement here spring Valley High School. And just one of the things that makes caucus night so unpredictable and fun is just the rudimentary nature of caucus had a caucus process. And we've seen with you with your help I mean in guiding us through many any previous nights so far this season. But behind the delays that problem let's let up to the actual voting the caucuses that happens. Because these people are all pre registered do they expect things will go pretty smoothly once they get in the door. I'm definitely sensing some confusion here not just from. Some of the people there are volunteering but even from some of the voters this is the third time. The Nevada has done caught his 20082012. But it definitely seems like. People aren't sure how long it's gonna take in they come in and vote. Are they gonna talk to their neighbors there's actually a lot of questions. Being asked in this line right behind me DeVon another interesting thing to happen is when I showed up myself to trump supporters and they were talking to a crews supporter and they were trying to convince the crew supporter to vote for Donald Trump it was happening. Right here in line. It's. This circles kind of broken up so. I'm I'm gonna go track down Mac guy and asked if he's changed his mind. But what we are here in line I do want to bring in once supported I was if you Rick Rick rely on its digital. Rick you were telling me earlier that here here's forty Donald Trump's. Or you clear on the process in which are about you what it's about trump you like so much. I have there was a process of into the caucus who wore. Number. Resigning I'm really strong is his ridiculous thing when everyone's right. What is a country. You need to bring our jobs back. Horses are being sent everywhere else we all know. Everyone knows. Mrs. white has my. Petty questions correct evident under. He's been more. It was part of the twenty that's in the pac confused on the a lot of people remember. What is probably best Pete spratt. Math think infinite at a Republican pockets and when he back but it took the day to sort out results. After the actual voting did you remember that was part of that is hoping for something all of it more more straightforward and I. Yes on the Rick you're part of the 2012 caucus I take it and who did you vote for and 22 of them. Mitt Romney still. Looking back on that as in neighbor Paula took a few days to count just 3032000. The hosts. Its teeth interstates gonna get it right this time around and tell us what that was like. I've really yeah honestly I don't like congress. I grew up in Florida it's a different process there and this is very unique the fact that you really don't know what's going on until after. You know what I mean by that is. The way things are the numbers around and everything. We don't know for a few days like music. Instead of actually knowing that the turnout tonight. Well we'll we'll find out who actually is the winner of the day's knows that seven bodies those of voter that you may not know that bothers me because he knows what's going on behind. The blog behind the scenes don't really know. I'm whit how they want to. The ordinance 41000 Republicans if you registered your in this state specifically some enthusiasm are you seeing that surrounding trump the the person you're voting for the I didn't look around me just looking. Just like alliances like there is speaking earlier there was apparently people here all of a sudden this places around. And it doesn't like isn't quite slow and his point. This is in and out. So I think it's gonna take off my I think going to be here for a while. We'll hear that guys all night I'll pay. We think this. The rest of the line you think it's time we lucked out aren't outline goes back and figure it. Yeah as I take you guys I'm just noticing I showed up about half an hour ago in there was five people in line in. It is a lot more than right now. Ruth mr. Steve him. And here's the line right now than walking Spring Valley police. It. It's still fifteen minutes away from winner these voters actually get in some kind sitting room. We wouldn't Wear this evening what is only what can acquire. We hate how we. Get talent to me. Buddies say there's only one there's actually some other candidates in the race. No they yeah. There's no one else. Have you did you guys take part in the 2012 market. I bet you didn't mind what do you noticing it's different this time around you sealant is not. Only people starting out earlier in case and importantly. Eyewitness anything is certainly see everybody into the parking not hitting well right now. I immediately feel my. Everybody's talking about as yes everybody and why is that. As we need to keep in need you to keep in mind that they. Yeah wounded children living and hopefully there. Oh. He tells her first lesson I think any parents Miriam Josh announcement that tenacity think he's so much for talking to us. Well I have Mary any questions were around and depth especially you guys little bit more the line. You're just take us back and as you go to talk us a little bit about you covered the democratic caucuses. In Nevada. Nevada last week it it and you. He saw very different scene right it was in the middle of the day a lot of trouble getting people out from their jobs to come and participate. In how to give us a sense of how the Republican. Our caucus operation tonight is is different from that. Or. Well with the Democrats who was all about that minority vote in the state. About a 27 point 8% Latino and you're not seen a type of outreach efforts from Republicans. That I saw with Democrats with Hillary and Bernie Sanders going to casinos meeting with union workers. A multiple trips Bill Clinton and missing Bernie Sanders right just ten minutes. At a casino same thing with Hillary. Clinton and Bernie Sanders just missing each other spectacular you could call it retail. Campaigning have not seen now from the Republicans honestly a lot of them that neat tricks here but in the past couple days in the highest concentration of candidates. In the states you have a different type of voter. I would sit less minority definitely voter taking place in this particular election. But I would also. And that the locations are different you we have those out large. Our caucus site at casinos were Caesars palace workers were let off her and our two to go inside. Ball remit their hotel and vote and then go back to work. That's not happening pretty much all the locations here at high schools I'm at a high school right now I know ABC's Charlie James also at a high school. And and he's the kind of crowds that we're seeing behind me. And in his fascinating it's just give us a lot of context and I were talking. Before the program that you know we see these crowds and so much enthusiasm in essence a 41000 people expected. It's actually pretty small number. Nevada that are going to be making this decision right when is Nevada Republicans. Very small percentage in the single digits and again in Iowa was a similar case I mean good 14. The registered voters voting in the particular election in Iowa which is shocking because they're the first stage of voting. You would think that level of enthusiasm would. You know. He higher with how many voters are actually registered. You're just you're not not seeing that but as that woman said in May be turnout will be much higher than 32000. There is something different about when he sixteen as we've all been seeing across the country and all the stories. That we've been doing so. You know we don't wanna talk turnout predictions because it's really impossible to predict. But just give you a sense some political insiders and journalists here. In the and about it we're throwing around a figure possibly 75000. This is not a figure that ABC news reporting but just to give you a sense that would be quite a bit higher than what it was in 2012. And that was just a predictions so. If that is the case that 41003. Registered definitely helps in. Again the caucus has even started here I. It's fascinating that that's a small percentage of people have that the huge today Anthony that that is really a Bellwether for the rest of the west. When they head to the polls I'm period. In your time there on the ground that look when you look at the most recent polls. Count as a way ahead of the other candidates out in New York time on the ground in that conversation he'd had with people. Are you eat support for any of the other candidates for rubio for crew's immediate need to take. A little bit of an informal poll along that line is he you could find. The movie or through support. I definitely will and you know a lot of nuts and that's a really good question because. He talked about the polling there's really very little holding in this state there was a CNN pulpit at Donald Trump. With a huge lead about a twenty point lead over rubio in cruise but on that particular note. There was that same CNN poll in 2008 that had John McCain. With a huge lead in Mitt Romney ended up winning this state by about twenty points. Apple was taking two days. Or so people are not really trusting the polling here yesterday that enthusiasm for truck yes he had a huge crowd last night 8000 people itself with casino. Which I was that he said. Don't worry about caucusing just vote. That was his big messages out rally but I would definitely say that we cannot you know come out here and be like yeah trump yes in the back because. Tech crew super pac has been spending about 600000 dollars. I figure in this state on act Marco Rubio as well and they are both very popular in what was something that propelled. Mitt Romney back in 2008 it was the Mormon and a lot of people are looking at bat. It's a vote that their bed attackers and Margaret mobile food importing. And it could really make a difference in this particular election so. Yeah there's unit and even Ben Carson I was seeing some signs outside. But what do we do that informal poll is that was agreed. Idea that you just had and speaking of Ben Carson. You guys are proud Ben Carson supporters. Actually asked are your candidates gonna do today. I. He's seen momentum for your friends your family your neighbors what are people talking about it. Signs of who goes by tons. What about you search by telling it's actually supporting. Mr. truck and what is it about mr. trump that he has your vote. Have you seen him in person at all out here campaigning or it's not about that you not let them. You've seen him us. On TV the two days. But he went to South Carolina and review their last night. You're I was there it is an interview we did just that.

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