Iowa Caucus Results Begin to Emerge as Democrats Face Criticism for Delays

Headline Roundup February 4th, 2020

Iowa caucus results began to emerge Tuesday afternoon following apparent malfunctions with vote-counting technology after Iowans voted in the country's first 2020 presidential primaries Monday night.

Flaws with the process drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. Many concentrated on how the delay would supposedly benefit President Donald Trump's reelection chances, while others were more critical of the caucus process overall.

Iowa Caucus Results Begin to Emerge as Democrats Face Criticism for Delays

From the Center
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ANALYSIS

In trying to build a forecast model of the Democratic primaries, we literally had to think about the entire process from start (Iowa) to finish (the Virgin Islands on June 6). Actually, we had to do more than that. Since the nomination process is sequential — states vote one at a time rather than all at once — we had to determine, empirically, how much the results of one state can affect the rest.

The answer in the case of Iowa is that it matters a lot. Despite its demographic...

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From the Right
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ANALYSIS

On the menu today, Iowa’s Democrats give America a night it will never forget, for all the wrong reasons, while Republicans have a delightfully boring and predictable caucus night.

The Night the Iowa Caucus Died

For Iowa Democrats, the night of February 3, 2020 will forever rank among the greatest disappointments, frustrations, and purely enraging humiliations of their lives. As of 6:35 a.m. Eastern this morning, the Iowa Democratic Party simply . . . cannot tabulate the votes!

The delay is baffling, as anyone should be able to do this...

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From the Left
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WASHINGTON — When President Trump looks back on his best days in the White House, Tuesday may land near the top of the list.

With Democrats in disarray at the start of their nominating season, Mr. Trump will take the national stage to address his largest audience of the year assured of acquittal in his Senate trial and enjoying his highest public approval since taking office.

For a president impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors just seven weeks ago, he finds himself in a strikingly strong position as his re-election...

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