Ted Cruz wins Iowa caucus; Clinton, Sanders tie

| February 2, 2016

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Although early results from the the 2016 Iowa Caucus show a neck-and-neck contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning, but Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner.

Voters will be hearing the name Ted Cruz more often. The Texas senator won 28 percent of the votes. Donald Trump garnered 24 percent, and Marco Rubio came in third with 23 percent.

The results give Cruz eight delegates to take with him to the Republican National Convention. Trump and Rubio won seven delegates, Carson earned three, and Rand Paul and Jeb Bush each earned one. The six remaining Republican candidates walk away from Iowa without any delegates.

With 99 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday morning, Clinton led Sanders 49.9 percent to 49.5 percent. Despite on official winner being announced, Clinton has earned 22 delegates for the Democratic National Convention. Sanders earned 21.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley earned just 0.6 percent of the vote Monday and joined Republican candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in announcing the end of their candidacies.

Candidates now look to New Hampshire and South Carolina, the homes of the next primary contests.

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  1. whitesavage says:


  2. Gary Bakewiser says:

    Looks like I’m wrong – AGAIN! – as always

  3. Gomez Tankeray says:

    CHUMP 2016!