Hillary Clinton Wins Victory Over Bernie Sanders in Iowa – But Barely

Democratic party officials declared former secretary of state winner of Iowa caucuses, the Associated Press reports

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Updated 10:07 a.m. PT, February 2, 2016: The Associated Press on Tuesday declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Iowa caucuses, in a narrow victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race.


Hillary Clinton’s campaign has declared her victory over Bernie Sanders in Iowa Tuesday, although officials have yet to declare a winner.

“Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.”

According to CNN, the state party has not yet confirmed the results, which it has called “the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history.”

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Andy McGuire said, “Hillary Clinton has been awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents, Bernie Sanders has been awarded awarded 695.49 state delegate equivalents.”

On the Republican side, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in a tight race for the Iowa caucuses Monday. Cruz was lagging behind Trump in many polls in the days before the caucuses, but managed to pull a last-minute upset.

The victory gives Cruz a boost going into the New Hampshire primaries on Feb. 9. Trump is leading there in the polls by double digits.

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