The Iowa caucus results are in as of last night and things are tight – and interesting.
The results were close but fairly predictable.
For the Republicans the winner was Texas senator Ted Cruz. Cruz won 8 delegates with 27.6 percent of the vote and was followed closely by the real-estate tycoon, Donald Trump, who had 7 delegates and 24.3 percent of the vote. Marco Rubio, Florida senator, also made off with 7 in third place with 23.1 percent of the vote.
The rest of the republican candidates all got bellow 10 percent of the vote.
On the Democratic side former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, came out the winner with twenty-three delegates and 49.9 percent of the vote. Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, was right behind her winning twenty-one delegates and 49.6 percent of the delegates.
Martin O’Malley received .6 percent of the vote.
— Ace (@sayaces) February 10, 2016
An interesting aspect of the caucus on the democratic side was the coin flips. “It’s been reported that as many as six sites where ties decided by the flip of a coin,” said NPR. “- and Clinton won every single one.
“Even at the micro level, money decides elections,” Aaron Pita (@aaronpita) said on twitter, ironically referring to the coin flips.
Jacob Douglas, pictured above, a student at Washtenaw Community College
And the highlight of the this first caucus – the bigot was was trumped.