Tag Archives: Iowa

Buttigieg Holds Slim Delegate Lead With 62% Reported

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, held a narrow lead in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, according to a partial release of a majority of the results by the state Democratic party a day after an embarrassing organizational breakdown that marred the biggest night of the election year so far. Buttigieg was trailed closely …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Dems Release Some Caucus Results

The Guardian reports: The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) told the presidential campaigns on Tuesday to expect that a “majority” of the caucus results will be released at 5 p.m. EST, according to a source on the call. IDP communications director Mandy McClure followed up with a statement, saying that the rest of the results will be released …

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Nevada Dems Won’t Use Iowa’s Caucus App After All

Axios reports: Nevada’s Democrats say their Feb. 22 caucus will not use the same vote-tallying app that’s being blamed for the unprecedented delay reporting Monday’s Iowa caucus results. CNN previously reported Nevada would. When software introductions fail as badly as Iowa’s just did, engineers typically “roll back” their system to its last previously functioning state. For Nevada’s Democrats, that’s likely …

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Dem Iowa Caucus Goer Upset To Learn Buttigieg Is Gay

Mediaite reports: Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, tried to talk down an Iowa woman who was incensed to find out — in real-time during a caucus after she’d signed a card supporting him — that the candidate is openly gay. “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?” …

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Buttigieg Claims Iowa Victory Despite Lack Of Results

CNBC reports: Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg declared victory in the Iowa caucuses early Tuesday, despite a botched election process that delayed the release of the state’s results. “So, we don’t know all the results,” Buttigieg told hundreds of supporters at a rally in Des Moines. “But, we know, by the time it is all said and done, Iowa you have …

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Iowa Caucuses Yield Chaos And No Winner Yet Named

NBC News reports: The Iowa presidential caucuses were thrown into chaos late Monday after the state Democratic Party said it found “inconsistencies,” delaying results and causing widespread confusion across the state. The Iowa Democratic Party said early Tuesday that it would release the results of the Iowa caucuses later Tuesday after “manually verifying all precinct results.” Party chair Troy Price …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Democratic Caucus Results

Some streams below are already live. PBS NewsHour reports: A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. Polls suggest that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have a narrow lead, but …

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MAGA Cultists Revive Iowa Voter Fraud Lies

The Washington Post report: The claims of voter fraud were false, proved untrue by public data and the state’s top election official. That didn’t stop them from going viral, as right-wing activists took to Twitter over the weekend to spread specious allegations of trickery in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The episode showcased the perils of conducting elections in the age of …

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Major Iowa Poll Yanked After Buttigieg Complaint

The Des Moines Register reports: The Des Moines Register, CNN and Selzer & Co. have made the decision to not release the final installment of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll as planned this evening. Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the …

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Pranksters Troll Joe Biden At Iowa Caucus Rally [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden was interrupted twice by pranksters during a rally today, one of whom he cut down by quipping along with the prankster’s premise. “Mr. Vice President, my wife recently left me, she is divorcing me, what can I do to get her back?” said the young man, who turned out to be Jason Selvig of the comedy …

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Iowa Bill To Legalize Anti-Trans Discrimination Is Dead

The Associated Press reports: A bill proposed by a group of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that would have amended the Iowa Civil Rights Act by removing protections against discrimination for transgender people is dead, a powerful committee chairman said. Nine Republican House members sponsoring the bill introduced it Wednesday morning but by evening Republican Rep. Steven Holt, chairman of the …

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Super PAC Raises Bernie’s Heart Attack In New Iowa Ad

Politico reports: A group of pro-Israel Democrats will begin airing an attack ad in Iowa on Wednesday that raises concerns about Bernie Sanders’ 2019 heart attack and calls him too liberal to beat President Donald Trump. The ad from Democratic Majority for Israel is backed up by at least $681,000 in spending in the days leading up to the Iowa …

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Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Endorses Elizabeth Warren

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: Unifying the country may not be possible, but to gain the support required to govern, she must show that her vision will lift people up rather than divide them. Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism …

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Sanders +7 Over Buttigieg In New Iowa Caucus Poll

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered behind him, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers. Mr. Sanders has gained six points since the …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Elizabeth Warren In New Iowa Poll

The Hill reports: Joe Biden is the top choice among 24 percent of surveyed Iowans in the Focus on Rural America poll released Monday. Biden’s support fell just 1 point since a September. The ranking of the top candidates remained the same since September, but Buttigieg and Sanders saw increases in support while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had a decrease, …

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GOP Coalition To Endorse Rep. Steve King’s Opponent

Axios reports: The Republican Main Street Partnership PAC — which is supporting a group of 53 moderately conservative members of Congress — will endorse Rep. Steve King’s GOP opponent Randy Feenstra for Iowa’s deeply conservative 4th district. The group, which advocates for a sizable, if shrinking part of the Republican caucus, is the first national GOP organization to publicly endorse …

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IOWA: New Rules May Cloud Caucus Results

The Associated Press reports: New rules that will be implemented for the Feb. 3 contest could give presidential candidates an unprecedented opportunity to spin the results. In previous years, the Iowa Democratic Party reported just one number: the number of state delegates won by each candidate. For the first time, the party will this year report two other numbers — …

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IOWA: Biden +6 Over Sanders In New Monmouth Poll

The Hill reports: A new poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden alone at the top in Iowa, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) bunched together and vying for second place. The latest Monmouth University survey of Iowa finds Biden at 24 percent, followed by Sanders at 18, Buttigieg …

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Black Activists Disrupt Pete Buttigieg Event [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Protesters disrupted a Pete Buttigieg campaign event on Sunday night as they demonstrated against the former South Bend mayor’s record on housing. The activists chanted “black lives matter” and “anti-poor, anti-black” after the Democratic primary candidate took the stage in Des Moines, Iowa to deliver a speech to supporters. Buttigieg told the protesters he wanted to talk with …

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Dem Iowa Rep Endorses Mayor Pete Ahead Of Caucus

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg picked up an endorsement from long-time Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) on Sunday, less than a month ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The seven-term congressman touted Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., as a Washington outsider who can help unite the nation. “Pete offers a new kind of leadership …

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