Entrance poll: Majority of Iowa Democrats simply want to defeat Trump

  • Entrance poll: Majority of Iowa Democrats simply want to defeat Trump

Entrance poll: Majority of Iowa Democrats simply want to defeat Trump

Iowa results showed the president winning with roughly 97 percent of the vote over former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former IL congressman Joe Walsh.

Buttigieg said that with his supposed victory, "an improbable hope became an undeniable reality". "The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results".

The problems were an embarrassment for a state that has long sought to protect its prized status as the first contest in presidential primaries and the nation's first vetter of candidates.

The Republican caucus was also taking place - and the Associated Press had called the caucus for Trump. But the state party appeared to be having trouble receiving that data from the caucus sites.

Elizabeth Warren speaks to a caucus crowd before the vote.

Dana Remus, campaign general counsel to former Vice President Joe Biden, sent a letter to IDP Chairman Troy Price and IDP Executive Director demanding "full explanations and relevant information" after what the Biden campaign calls "failed" systems and "considerable flaws" by the IDP deployed for tonight's caucuses.

Ms. Warren said her campaign is "just getting started".

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he had "a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well here in Iowa" once results were posted. "So it's on to New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and well beyond". "We're in this for the long haul". Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, and other candidates were expected to do the same.

Despite all the attention it gets, the Iowa caucus has not always been a reliable harbinger of who will win the Democratic Party nomination.

The Iowa Democratic Party have held off releasing results in the first vote of the 2020 election to maintain "quality control".

The NEP, a consortium of news organizations including Reuters that runs election-day polling through Edison Research, found most caucus-goers were simply looking for a victor instead of someone who agrees with them on the issues.

As Iowa Democrats filed in to almost 1,700 caucus sites - schools, libraries, churches and meeting halls - another hugely consequential political process was nearing its conclusion: the Senate impeachment trial of Mr Trump, the man they hope to see off in the election exactly nine months away.

Republicans meanwhile rushed to suggest either incompetence or foul play by the Democratic leadership.

The delay in the Iowa caucus results has caused a strong backlash among American voters and spurred a number of jokes, with Trump's campaign team dubbing the delay "the sloppiest train wreck in history". That compared to about a third of caucusgoers who said it was more important to support a candidate who would restore the political system to how it was before Trump's election in 2016.

Trump - who has been weighed down by an impeachment process expected to end with his acquittal on Wednesday - is nearly certain to mention the chaos on Tuesday night when he address Congress and the nation during his annual State of the Union speech.

For citizens, caucuses demand more effort than ballot-based primaries, where people mark a ballot paper for their preferred candidate.

The next would be the percentage of votes each candidate got on the second round, when supporters of people who did not perform well can switch camps.

A representative from the Iowa Democratic Party said the delay was due to "quality checks" and complications involved in processing data.