After two contests in mostly white and rural Iowa and New Hampshire, the presidential primaries finally turn today to contests that are more representative of the national electorate.
For the Democrats, Nevada is the first contest with a meaningful nonwhite and urban population. South Carolina offers an ideologically balanced contest for Republicans, with a far more typical number of self-described “moderate” and “very conservative voters” than in Iowa or New Hampshire.
To many, the Nevada caucuses can be seen as a referendum on Hillary Clinton; the South Carolina primary could help clarify the Republican field. Here are some ways to look at the results as they roll in. CONT.
Nate Cohn, New York Times