On Monday night, Iowans gathered to cast the first votes in the 2016 presidential election. How did the candidates perform? We’ve got the details in these top socially shared articles on the Iowa caucus results from each party.
THE VIEW FROM BOTH SIDES
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CNN – Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner… Read more.
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Washington Post – The first vote of the 2016 presidential election — the Iowa caucuses — is in the books. Below [is] my take on who really won and who really lost… Read more.
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NBC News – Sen. Ted Cruz bested billionaire Donald Trump to win Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday night as Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in a historically close race… Read more.
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FiveThirtyEight – The Democratic race remains unresolved with 12 precincts yet to be counted… For now, Hillary Clinton maintains a 49.9 percent to 49.6 percent lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegate equivalents… Read more.
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Washington Post – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas scored a hard-fought upset win over businessman Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, while former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont were locked in a virtual tie on the Democratic side with most of the votes counted… Read more.
THE DEMOCRATIC VIEW
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C-Span – Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus… Read more.
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Des Moines Register – In a handful of Democratic caucus precincts Monday, a delegate was awarded with a coin toss. It happened in precinct 2-4 in Ames, where supporters of candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disputed the results after 60 caucus participants apparently disappeared from the proceedings… Read more.
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Think Progress – Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were still locked in a dead tie for the Iowa caucus at midnight. The race was so close that some precincts apparently pulled out a rare Iowa caucus quirk to call a winner: the coin flip… Read more.
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Des Moines Register – Votes from one precinct in Iowa were still missing Tuesday morning, and Democrats from that neighborhood were scrambling to find party officials so that they could report their tally: Bernie Sanders won by 2 delegates… Read more.
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CBS News – Monday’s all-important Democratic caucuses in Iowa ended in a virtual tie. A statement from the party’s leader called the finish between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders “historically close,” but didn’t declare a winner… Read more.
THE REPUBLICAN VIEW
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The Guardian – Texas senator had a sophisticated ground game that recruited volunteers across the state and used detailed psychological profiling techniques to sway voters… Read more.
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Policus USA – The myth of Donald Trump has been completely shattered after Ted Cruz led virtually wire to wire and beat Trump in the Republican Iowa caucuses… Read more.
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Huffington Post – You could say Cruz trumped the competition… Read more.
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The New York Times – Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, powered by a surge of support from evangelical Christians, dealt a humbling loss to Donald J. Trump in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, throwing into question the depth of support for Mr. Trump’s unconventional candidacy… Read more.
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BBC – Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, in the first vote of the US presidential campaign… Read more.