I really thought that I would be posting these up late last night, but they were ony realeased a few hours ago.
As I am writing this only 62% of the results are in.
But this is what we know so far:
Pete Buttigieg comes in first at just under 27%
Bernie Sanders in next at a little over 25%.
Warren around 18%
Biden a little over 15%
and Amy Klobuchar with around 12%.
Pete Buttigieg proclaimed victory last night and was widely criticized for that, but it looks as if he was likely right.
The big story out of Iowa was that the caucus system is fucked up and that there were a number of discrepancies early.
So many in fact that Nevada has decided they are going to work hard not to follow in their footsteps.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
The Nevada Democratic Party has decided not to use the app that caused so many problems for the Iowa caucuses Monday night.
“We will not be employing the same app or vendor used in the Iowa caucus,” Nevada Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II said Tuesday. “We had already developed a series of backups and redundant reporting systems, and are currently evaluating the best path forward.”
Some folks jumped on these mistakes being reported out of Iowa as proof that we could not trust the results or that there was a hack, but that is not the case.
There was no hack, just the kind of basic mistakes that human are known for making, and when the results are reported they should be accurate.
Personally I hate the caucus system (We have it here in Alaska too.), find it to be an incredible waste of time, and not a good indicator of where voters are lining up with the candidates.
As for Iowa I agree with other pundits who say that it is too lily white to be a good indicator as to how the majority of the very diverse Democratic demographic are feeling about our choices this year.
It is hard for me to imagine that a Pete Buttigieg would emerge at the top of the heap in a state like California, or Georgia, or even Texas.
P.S. I will update this as new information becomes available.