Candidates Give Victory Speeches in Iowa As Results Are Delayed

Yolanda Curtis
February 4, 2020

Some candidates seized on the ambivalence of the moment to offer up self-serving narratives, turning an evening that was supposed to offer some clarity in a crowded and fluid presidential race into a choose-your-own-adventure-style drama.

Joe Biden is declaring success in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses despite results not yet being released by the state Democratic Party.

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FOX Business' Jackie DeAngelis provides insight into what matters most to voters in Iowa as the caucuses are underway.

However, a full two-thirds said they want structural change - favoring candidates like Independent Vermont Sen.


Not far behind Biden trials Massachusetts Sen. As of mid-Jan., a Monmouth University poll found that less than half of Iowans planning to caucus had "firmly" made up their mind about how they would be supporting.

While the state Democratic party will certainly take the brunt of the criticism, supporters of Trump were quick to pounce and raise questions about the competency of the party as a whole.

For the first time in 2020, the party is reporting three sets of numbers: voters' initial candidate preferences, their final candidate preferences, and the number of state delegates awarded.

However, the results of the caucuses are reportedly expected to arrive only on Tuesday due to technical issues and high turnout causing trouble with the usage of an app tallying voter participation, some reports say.

The Republican caucus was also taking place - and the Associated Press had called the caucus for Trump. But the Iowa Republican Party wasn't celebrating the embarrassing delays in the Democrats' caucus reporting.


'We have experienced a delay in the results due to quality checks and the fact that the IDP is reporting out three data sets for the first time. But instead of clear optimism, a growing cloud of uncertainty and intraparty resentment hung over the election as the prospect of an unclear result raised fears of a long and divisive primary fight in the months ahead. Amy Klobuchar, who represents neighbouring Minnesota, was also claiming momentum, while outsider candidates including entrepreneur Andrew Yang, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard could be factors. "It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process".

Well, maybe. His words would have had more resonance if we knew how many votes he got.

Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, who ran a precinct in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Robins, said some app users may not have gotten the instructions on how to log into the system.

"Somehow, some way, I'm going to get on a plane tonight to New Hampshire, and we are bringing this to New Hampshire".

Democratic presidential candidate Sen.


It covers findings from a survey of over 3,000 likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers.

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