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    Iowa Caucuses

    Republicans

    Candidate Votes Percent

    Cruz------------51,649--------27.7
    Trump---------45,416--------24.3
    Rubio----------43,132--------23.1
    Carson--------17,393----------9.3
    Paul--------------8,478---------4.5
    Bush-------------5,235---------2.8
    Fiorina----------3,483----------1.9
    Kasich-----------3,473----------1.9
    Huckabee-----3,344---------1.8
    Christie----------3,278---------1.8
    Santorum-------1,783---------1.0
    Other--------------119---------0.1
    Gilmore 12 0.0

    Democrats

    Candidate Votes Percent Del.

    Clinton------------700----------49.9
    Sanders-----------695----------49.5
    O'Malley----------8-----------0.6

    Following the Caucuses, Governor Huckabee and Governor O'Malley have suspended their campaigns.
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    Before everyone gets giddy, just remember... Rick Santorum won the Iowa Caucuses back in 2012. I don't think that Ted Cruz can win in November. He doesn't have the passionate following that Trump has behind him to get the large voter turn out. Those who caucused for Rubio... I really can't help but feel that they only did so because they think he's the "safe" candidate who can appeal to swing voters.

    On the Democratic side, this is interesting. Sanders is predicted to win New Hampshire, but... when we get to the states that are actually less than 90% white-not-Hispanic a few weeks from now, we'll get a more accurate prediction for how this will turn out.
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    Looks Iowa is a wash for Democrats anyway. Santorum is at the bottom of the GOP candidates, but got more votes than Sanders and Clinton combined.
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    Clinton won some of the precincts by coin tossing. I wonder why 60 voters in precinct 2 - 4 disappeared?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Looks Iowa is a wash for Democrats anyway. Santorum is at the bottom of the GOP candidates, but got more votes than Sanders and Clinton combined.
    I think Without O'Malley running, it's reasonable to assume, that at least 7 of the 8 diehard supporters would've voted for Uncle Bernie...... Therefore according my Math Rusty..... He's actually beating her 702-701!!!.... SANDERS-DEEZ NUTS 2016!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by UncaRastus View Post
    Clinton won some of the precincts by coin tossing. I wonder why 60 voters in precinct 2 - 4 disappeared?
    Heads she wins....Tails We lose.

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    Did the rapture occur? If that happened, then I want God to do a recount.
    Satan must've taken control of the Microsoft app that they were using to count the votes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Looks Iowa is a wash for Democrats anyway. Santorum is at the bottom of the GOP candidates, but got more votes than Sanders and Clinton combined.
    The way they conduct the Democratic Caucuses (count the votes/participants and determine the winner) in Iowa is completely different then how the Republicans do it.
    Excerpt; The Democratic Party announced that 171,109 Iowans participated in its 2016 caucuses. That's a fall from 2008, which saw 239,000 Iowans vote in the Democratic caucuses throughout the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveshaper2 View Post
    The way they conduct the Democratic Caucuses (count the votes/participants and determine the winner) in Iowa is completely different then how the Republicans do it.
    Excerpt; The Democratic Party announced that 171,109 Iowans participated in its 2016 caucuses. That's a fall from 2008, which saw 239,000 Iowans vote in the Democratic caucuses throughout the state.
    171,109 participated, yet they only got 700 votes each?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    171,109 participated, yet they only got 700 votes each?
    The Iowa Democratic Caucuses are complicated and the 700 number is the number of State Delegates awarded to Clinton (there's also National Delegates that are divided proportionally). There were 171,109 Democratic participants (voters) in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses at over 1600 precinct locations. The number of delegates awarded is determined by the winner of each precinct, the more precinct you win, the more State Delegates are awarded to the winner, etc.

    Excerpt; Hillary Clinton wins Iowa by a hair. Shortly before 3:00 am local time on Tuesday morning, the count was finally done in Iowa. MSNBC declared the former secretary of state the “apparent winner” of the 2016 Iowa Democratic Caucus in the narrowest result in party history. She defeated opponent Bernie Sanders by five votes, 700-695, becoming the first woman to ever win an Iowa Caucus.

    Of the national delegates at stake, Clinton won 29; Sanders, 21. Per the state Democratic Party statement, Clinton was awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents; Senator Sanders got 695.49. The presence of Martin O’Malley in the race mattered, after all. The former Maryland governor, who suspended his campaign on Monday night, earned 7.68 state delegate equivalents, more than the difference between Clinton and Sanders. The only remaining outstanding delegates, in the Des Moines precinct, wouldn’t make up the Sanders deficit.

    http://2016iowacaucus.com/how-iowa-caucus-works/

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    Quote Originally Posted by waveshaper2 View Post
    The way they conduct the Democratic Caucuses (count the votes/participants and determine the winner) in Iowa is completely different then how the Republicans do it.
    Excerpt; The Democratic Party announced that 171,109 Iowans participated in its 2016 caucuses. That's a fall from 2008, which saw 239,000 Iowans vote in the Democratic caucuses throughout the state.
    From those numbers both Bernie and Hillary each had more people vote for them that the top two Republicans had voting for them combined,

    BTW Trump is melting down and whinging already about his loss.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/oh...s-do-over-iowa
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    Which to me doesn't bode well for the US, when we have that many people being willing to vote for an abject liar and cheat in Hillary, or an outspoken Socialist in Bernie..

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