Clinton vs. Sanders: Delegate fight moves to state convention

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and locked in 13 delegates, while Bernie Sanders received 10. The Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 41 percent of respondents supported Clinton while 40 percent backed Trump, with 19 percent undecided.

Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, meets staff and volunteers at her Oakland Campaign Field Office in downtown Oakland, California, May 6, 2016.

Though Clinton has for the past few weeks largely focused her rhetoric on Trump, her aides say the two-front effort hampers her ability to campaign against Sanders and Trump at the same time.

"Please do not moan to me about Hillary Clinton's problems", Sanders said in a recent interview with MSNBC.

At St. Stephen's Church, Clinton appealed to the congregation for support, saying she hoped to have "the opportunity to serve you as your president".

Clinton won the Nevada caucus by 5 percent.

Sanders scored an upset at Nevada's county-level conventions last month, winning 55 percent of the delegates thanks to robust turnout among his supporters.

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party leaders are upping the pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop his presidential campaign, alarmed that his continued presence is undermining efforts to beat the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and again win the White House. At the party's national convention, these delegates must vote for the candidate who won them.

The outcome of Saturday's all-day state convention will decide 12 of the 43 delegates Nevada will send to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

However, Stewart Boss, the spokesperson for the Nevada Democratic Party, says the state delegate count could swing back in Clinton's favor on Saturday night. "But we can't give in to that", Clinton said. The early Clinton lead suggested she would easily clinch the delegates she needs to maintain her majority in Nevada. Clinton is heavily favored to win a majority of the delegates, especially after a preliminary report issued a half-hour before the registration deadline showed more of her supporters had signed in.

The sheer bitterness and rancour in the Republican Party in course of the nomination process for the presidential election had overshadowed the politics within the Democratic Party, but the acrimony, while less ugly and less public, is no less.

Judge Ronald Israel tossed the case Friday, saying the courts wouldn't interfere in a dispute within the party unless there was a compelling reason to do so.