Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Iowa Democratic Party Names Hillary Clinton Winner Of Iowa Caucuses By Slim Margin


The Iowa Democratic Party has announced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the winner of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

Clinton's win comes by the slimmest of margins:

“The results tonight are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history. Hillary Clinton has been awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents, Bernie Sanders has been awarded 695.49 state delegate equivalents, Martin O’Malley has been awarded 7.68 state delegate equivalents and uncommitted has been awarded .46 state delegate equivalents. We still have outstanding results in one precinct (Des Moines—42), which is worth 2.28 state delegate equivalents.

Other news outlets also declared Clinton the winner of the Iowa caucuses, including MSNBC, NBC and The Washington Post.

After a poor showing, former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, announced he is "suspending" his campaign.

The remaining two Democratic candidates move on to New Hampshire now where RealClearPolitics shows Sen. Bernie Sanders with an average of 18 points ahead of Clinton.

Following next week's voting in New Hampshire the action moves to Nevada where Clinton holds a 19 point lead, and South Carolina where Clinton is 30 points ahead of Sanders.

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