The Washington Post reports:
Three days after the Iowa caucuses, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared a victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named.
Speaking at his campaign’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester, Sanders noted that his campaign was winning the popular initial vote “by some 6,000 votes.”
“What I want to do today, three days late, is to thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us at the Iowa caucuses on Monday night,” Sanders said. “When 6,000 more people come out for you in an election than your nearest opponent, we here in northern New England call that a victory.”
NEWS: Bernie Sanders declares a “very strong victory” in Iowa at an NH press conference.
Says when 6,000 more people turn out for you than any other candidate, “we here in Northern England” call that a win. Says SDEs have “greatly diminished importance, and they should.” pic.twitter.com/WISdAcRfPp
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) February 6, 2020
Sen. @BernieSanders: “What I want to do today, three days late, is to thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us at the Iowa Caucuses on Monday night.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 6, 2020