Headline RoundupJanuary 16th, 2024

What to Make of the 2024 Iowa GOP Caucus Results

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday night, former President Donald Trump won the Iowa GOP Caucuses with 51% of the vote, and the results were announced within 30 minutes after caucusing began. What does this mean for the 2024 presidential election?

Key DetailsResults showed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis coming in second with 21.2% and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley coming in third with 19.1%. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his campaign after placing fourth with 7.7%. The non-Trump vote will likely stay divided with the close result between DeSantis and Haley.

Key Quote: Kari Lake, a Trump supporter who is now running for Senate in Arizona, said non-Trump GOP candidates "don’t have a chance to win. For them to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into Iowa and New Hampshire to try to bring down an incredible candidate…would be unfortunate. I hope they take a little break, do a little soul-searching and recognize that President Trump is the man to help save America.”

For Context: Trump's win moves the country one step closer to setting up a general election showdown between President Joe Biden and the eventual Republican presidential nominee.

How the Media Covered it: A writer for Fox News Opinion (Right bias) focused on the impact of the evangelical support for Trump. CNN (Left bias) opined that the Iowa caucuses mean little and that the process is flawed and archaic.

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