Anyone who is following the results of the Iowa Caucus knows by now there are some unanswered questions about some 90 precincts not being properly staffed and also the possibility that some fair political procedures weren’t followed in others. While from a numbers stand point, nothing is likely to affect wide spread change in the award of delegates but in a race this close it’s important to accurately count every last one. Also, open to interpretation is Rule 28 which states that in the event of a tie a coin toss will be used to determine who loses the delegate. That came in to play at least six times last night.
Normally in politics we round up or down, so with Clinton at 49.8 and Sanders at 49.6, the race can be called a virtual tie. As of now they each get half of the Iowa’s 44 delegates, that is not just a virtual but since the delegate count is the only number that really matters, it is an actual tie. In the bigger picture, that’s the only number that counts, so this is not just a massive moral victory but also shows that the Bernie movement can take on the Clinton machine.
With all that said, will Bernie Sanders challenge the results of Iowa? Watch below to see what he is saying.
“Your guess is as good as mine as to what happened,” said Sanders. “I can only hope and expect the count will be honest.”
A message from Bernie:
When I think about what happened last night, I think the people of Iowa sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and to the media establishment.
And what that message said was that given the enormous crises facing our country, it is too late for establishment politics and economics in this country. That we can no longer continue to have a corrupt campaign finance system. And that this moment in our history requires us to think big.
I am overwhelmed and moved by the fact that millions of people throughout the country made last night possible, and that we were able to do it without begging millionaires for money, and without a super PAC. We are going to win this campaign or we are going to lose, but we are going to do it together. And we can’t let up now.
If last night proved anything, it’s that every single contribution matters and every volunteer shift can swing an election.
In this campaign, and in the White House, I cannot do it alone. No candidate and no president will be able to bring about the changes working families and the middle class of this country deserve without a major grassroots movement. The powers that be, Wall Street with their endless supply of money, corporate America, the large campaign donors are so powerful no president can do what has to be done by him or herself.
This moment requires a political revolution that has millions of people coming together, including those who have given up on the political process, saying they have had ENOUGH of the billionaire class buying our democracy.
That is what your contribution will go towards building, and why it’s so important you make one more today. You can do that HERE:
What we proved last night, what we are proving in this campaign, and what we will prove again next week is what we have said all along: when we stand together, anything is possible. – Bernie