There were long lines that wrapped around the corner at Del E. Webb Middle School in Henderson, Nevada – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's caucus location.
Reid has not yet endorsed a candidate in the Democratic race, and as he walked into his caucus site this morning, he said he would remain uncommitted.
"The reason for that is that everyone knows the caucus setup here in Nevada are my doing," said Reid, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau. "I want to make sure that Clinton and Sanders know that I've been fair. If I got involved on one side or another, it would be easy for them to say, 'You know, he's trying to affect the caucuses unfairly.' So, you know, this is the best way to do it."
The Democrats allow same-day registration, and Reid has previously suggested a contested fight will be beneficial for Democrats in the November elections.
Nancy Kim, 33, was in line to switch her party ID. "I was registered as an independent, and I'm changing to Democrat ...cause I don't want to burn my vote."
Kim says she's eager to support Hillary Clinton. "She's the most qualified candidate," she explained.
But, the crowd of new voters was mixed. Jin Park, 40, had moved to the Las Vegas area a couple of years from New York, and said he would be caucusing for Sanders because he supports his efforts to get "money out of politics." "I think this country is in need of a change, and Hillary only proposes small, incremental changes," he said.
(Update: Clinton dominates this precinct.
Only 3 out of 27 for Bernie. Harry Reid, still uncommitted, jokes to Clinton crowd, "If we get to two to join us, we'll beat them.")
— Asma Khalid