Clinton Takes Democratic Iowa Caucus by Minuscule Margin

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Hillary Clinton addresses the Des Moines crowd claiming an Iowa Caucus victory (Sam Hoyle/WHO-TV)

Hillary Clinton addresses the Des Moines crowd claiming an Iowa Caucus victory (Sam Hoyle/WHO-TV)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Monday night’s Iowa Caucuses proved to be historical on two fronts.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the Iowa Caucuses, for either party, and the margin of her victory over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the smallest in the event’s history.

Early Tuesday morning the Iowa Democratic Party issued a statement giving Clinton a slight edge, having won 4.08 more delegates than Sanders. Those numbers were without one final precinct reporting, but because that precinct was only worth 2.28 delegates – adding in its results would not have changed the final outcome of the race.

With 100 percent of the caucus precincts reported mid-morning Tuesday, Clinton was shown to have won the Democratic Iowa Caucus by only two-tenths of a percent. Clinton had 49.8 percent of the delegates, while 49.6 percent went to Sanders.

 

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