(Tea Party PAC) – After a debacle of epic proportions, the results of the Iowa Democratic Party caucus have finally been tallied up, and there’s lots of Bernie Bros across the state who are going to be absolutely tickled pink by the results, though if you’re a fan of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, you’re probably going to be happy too.
Apparently Sen. Bernie Sanders won the caucus in votes, while Buttigieg edged him out in delegates by a very slim margin. So, finally, Bernie gets a moment in the spotlight.
Could this all spell bad news for Joe Biden? Probably.
Anyway, here’s more on this from Breitbart:
The Iowa Democratic Party announced the final result of Monday’s caucuses on Thursday night, indicating that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had won the most votes, but that former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg had won the most “state delegate equivalents” — by a slim 564-562 margin.
Sanders and Buttigieg will receive the same number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
United Press International reported:
Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., garnered 26.20 percent of state delegate equivalents, while Sen. Sanders of Vermont received 26.13 percent, resulting in a virtual tie that awarded both candidates 11 delegates. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren received 18 percent and five delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden received 15. 8 percent and two delegates and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar received 12.3 percent and one delegate.
However, as the New York Times tally noted, Sanders had a significant advantage in the popular vote — both in the “first alignment” and the final vote tally after the “second alignment,” when voters whose candidates failed to reach 15% in their precincts on the first vote could choose another candidate.
The Associated Press refused to call a winner, citing the confusing and contradictory results, which had been delayed by the failure of an app the state’s Democrats had used to collect data from precincts.
On Monday, Buttigieg declared victory — prematurely, but perhaps accurately. On Thursday, Sanders said he was the winner, given his wide lead (3.5%) on the first ballot. Some observers agreed with him:
AP says it cannot declare winner in Iowa Democratic caucus, based on arcane SDE calculations. But with 99% reporting, Sanders has 6,114-vote (3.5 percentage point) lead in first vote, 2,631-vote (1.6 point) lead in second vote. Neither is too close to call. Sanders won. pic.twitter.com/mXKwgb1OMb
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 7, 2020
Sanders supporters have been increasingly vocal in accusing the party of rigging the vote against him. In a statement Thursday night, the Sanders campaign disputed the final delegate count and stated that given the discrepancies, the true winner in terms of delegates “will never be known with any kind of certainty.”
The Iowa caucus is a pretty good indication of how the rest of the primaries are going to go, so it’s looking pretty good for Buttigieg and Sanders, though the outcome for Biden is looking less and less hopeful.
Who could possibly blame folks for not wanting to vote for Joe Biden? The man is creepy to the core. He’s always kissing, rubbing, and doing all sorts of uncomfortable things to women of all ages whenever he’s near one. Then there’s the whole biting his wife’s finger nonsense, plus the pool leg hair comment.
Not to mention the abuse of his power as vice president to help bail his son out of a serious investigation in Ukraine. The guy is the male version of Hillary Clinton. It seems lots of people know they can’t trust Crazy Uncle Joe.
But then again, anything can happen.