Iowa Caucus: A Bad Start For Democrats In The United States
The primary marathon to nominate the Democrat to face Donald Trump in the US presidential election began Monday night in Iowa, but the evening turned to confusion due to a long delay in the publication of the results. Five hours after the “caucuses” kicked off, the Democratic Party was unable to say when the results would be announced. Not until Tuesday during the day, according to some American media. The organizers mentioned “inconsistencies” in their compilation and explained that they wanted to ensure the reliability of the data.
Surprised, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, has almost declared his victory.
Addressing his supporters in Des Moines, the Democratic presidential candidate said: “Tonight, an unlikely hope has become an undeniable reality.”
In the same speech, Pete Buttigieg acknowledged some confusion, saying: “we don’t know all the results”, then added: “Iowa, you surprised the nation”.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 4, 2020
Polls in Iowa caucuses have shown that Pete Buttigieg was also among the favourites among the 11 candidates, alongside Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“When the results are announced, I have the feeling that we will have great success here in Iowa,” said Senator Bernie Sanders to his supporters at the start of the evening.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was more cautious in predicting a “tight” vote.
As for Elizabeth Warren, she spoke of a “mess” and declared “each passing second compromises the American democratic process a little”.
Donald Trump won him Republican “caucuses” in Iowa: a mere formality for the outgoing president.