This week is the busiest stretch of the political calendar prior to this fall’s elections. Things kicked off Sunday with a duel of political ads between Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump. Tonight, Trump will deliver a state of the union address. Tomorrow, the ongoing impeachment trial will seemingly end with an acquittal. Then, the week will come to a close with a debate in New Hampshire on ABC. Before all of that happens, we have to sort out what is going on in Iowa.
On Monday night, the Iowa caucuses captured the attention of much of the voting American public. While they don’t necessarily predict the next Democratic Nominee for President of the United States, they have played a major role in the election of President Obama and campaign of former candidate John Kerry. Unfortunately, the results of the caucuses were held back on Monday night because of reported inconsistencies.
After hours of waiting, we now have some results from the caucuses.
This afternoon, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price revealed more about the results of last night’s events. According to a report from the Iowa Democratic Party, Pete Buttigieg leads all candidates with 26.9% of the delegates. However, the IDP is only able to report results from 62% of the vote as of now. The remainder of the results will be released at a later time.
For now, Buttigieg will sit in first place as Sanders holds 25.1% and Warren holds 18.3%. Farther behind, Biden holdx 15.6% of the delegates at stake and Amy Klobuchar earned 12.6% of the vote. Read the full results released by the IDP here.