Former secretary of state, Senator Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of the Iowa caucus in the Democratic camp, beating her closest rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with a very thin margin. Hours after Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Iowa caucuses, senator Bernie Sanders reportedly said that he wasn’t ready to concede the race.
Sanders suspects a foul play
Senator Sanders said his team is investigating the result which Clinton won with the slimmest chance in the party’s history in the state. “I don’t want to misspeak here,” he told reporters after a rally in Keene, N.H. “But it may be the case that some delegates were selected based on a flip of a coin. Not the best way to do democracy.”There was a concern about voter fraud which was raised late Monday night when C-SPAN posted a video that showed a Polk County caucus chair and a Clinton precinct captain did not conduct an actual count of the caucusgoers.
Sanders believe he can take down Clinton
The Iowa caucus result shows Bernie sanders can beat Clinton. The party announced the winner late in Monday’s caucuses, it was eventually declared after 1 p.m. ET Tuesday. Clinton won Sanders by less than half a percentage point. Sanders stated that the campaign did “phenomenally well” in Iowa and he tagged it a “virtual tie.” According to USAtoday, Sanders said: “Last night we came back from a 50-point deficit in the polls. Last night we began the political revolution not just in Iowa, not just in New Hampshire, but all over this country.”
What N.H holds for Sanders
Sanders, who is containing his expectations, said Clinton won the New Hampshire primary in 2008 and has “virtually the entire political establishment on her side.” “We look forward to winning here but we take nothing, nothing for granted.” Sanders stands a great chance in winning New Hampshire, his neighboring state.