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Sanders does well with white voters, but the true test is to come

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep in his Senate office on Nov. 4, in Washington, D.C.

Voter turnout in Iowa? White. New Hampshire? Whiter. How will Bernie Sanders fare in Nevada and South Carolina, states with more diverse populations?

Tuesday night was a thrilling evening in politics, to say the least. 

Donald Trump easily defeated his rivals in the GOP primary, capturing 35 percent of the vote. Democrat Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points. This is just one primary, however, and plenty of pundits are pointing out, New Hampshire's racial makeup is hardly representative of the American electorate. 

Next up on the political calendar are Nevada and South Carolina — states with a very different demographic DNA.

How will candidates fare in more diverse states? Take Two put that question to two guests:

  • Lisa Garcia Bedolla, professor of political science and Latin American studies at UC Berkeley

  • Todd Shaw, professor of political science and African-American studies at the University of South Carolina

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