Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg was awarded the largest number of delegates from the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, the Iowa Democratic Party announced Sunday night, one week after the disastrous, error-laden presidential nominating process kicked off the 2020 race.
Buttigieg wins 14 delegates. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was awarded 12. That means Buttigieg won 26.2% of state delegate equivalents, versus Sander’s 26.1%, as Politico reports.
U.S, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in third, with 18% SDEs, and 8 delegates. Former Vice President Joe Biden fourth, with 15.8% SDEs and 6 delegates.
There remain errors in the Iowa Democratic Party’s results, according to experts, like Daniel Nichanian:
I reported this yesterday. See below.
So please don’t report the IDP results at face value. They are wrong not just internally, but also based on local sheets they claim to follow.https://t.co/blG436Gakk
— Taniel (@Taniel) February 9, 2020
Tuesday New Hampshire voters will cast votes in the nation’s first Democratic primary.
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Democratic Debate Drew Record-Breaking Viewership – Trump’s State of the Union Was ‘Least Viewed of His Presidency’
Wednesday night’s Democratic debate drew record-breaking viewership, making it the largest audience for a Democratic debate ever, according to CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.
HUGE #’s for the #DemDebate last night. Looks like 19.7 million on NBC and MSNBC combined. Final # may fluctuate a bit, but it’s a new record high for a Dem debate, beating last June’s.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 20, 2020
CBS News Correspondent Matt Pieper notes the above numbers don’t include streaming, which makes the total viewership a lot higher:
— Matt Pieper (@MattPieper) February 20, 2020
NBC delivered an all-time record viewership for any #DemDebate: 20 million across two networks–and another 13.5 million streaming the slugfest online: https://t.co/GhiUmgwvo3 pic.twitter.com/9corTl89eW
— Mark Joyella 🏳️🌈 (@standupkid) February 20, 2020
By contrast, as some on social media were quick to point out, Trump’s recent State of the Union address this month “was the least viewed of his presidency,” as Newsweek reported.
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) February 20, 2020
‘The Most Expensive Night in Vegas I’ve Ever Seen,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Disaster’: Bloomberg’s Debate Performance Panned
Former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg’s first presidential debate performance is being widely panned by pundits.
The Root’s Dr. Jason Johnson told MSNBC viewers just how bad he thought Bloomberg did at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas: “The most expensive night in Vegas I’ve ever seen. He lost everything.”
"This probably was the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. Bloomberg lost everything.
— Alexis Goldstein 🏳️🌈 (@alexisgoldstein) February 20, 2020
CNN’s Van Jones called Bloomberg’s performance “a disaster,” comparing him to the Titanic:
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 20, 2020
Vox’s Aaron Rupar posted video of the first blow Bloomberg suffered, saying “He was unable to come back from this.”
Warren’s opening salvo on Bloomberg set the tone for the rest of the debate. He was unable to come back from this. pic.twitter.com/tHwoRL7Soc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
Here’s how some journalists characterized Bloomberg’s debate performance.
Esquire’s political writer:
I am stunned at how really bad Bloomberg is at this .
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 20, 2020
HuffPost Senior Reporter:
#DemDebate takeaway: Elizabeth Warren hit Michael Bloomberg in the face with a sledgehammer for an hour and then people debated stuff for another hour.
— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter) February 20, 2020
Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones:
The runaway winner was Warren.
Bloomberg turned in a horrifically bad debate performance.
The Bernie vetting began. He punched back but some still landed.
Biden was sort of washed out.
Not clear if Pete and Amy's squabbling helps either.
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 20, 2020
Boston Globe columnist:
Warren crushed: Best debate so far.
Biden: He ain't dead yet
Sanders: skated but came across as arrogant
Mayor Pete: Aggressive but solid
Bloomberg: Clean up on Aisle 6
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 20, 2020
My tentative power ranking for tonight's #DemDebate
Literally everyone else in Nevada
Hold a sec I know there's someone else
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) February 20, 2020
Bloomberg News reporting on a tough night for Bloomberg: https://t.co/dMZOBR0EsB
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) February 20, 2020
Bernie Sanders Projected Winner of New Hampshire Primary – Buttigieg and Klobuchar Follow Closely
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, is the projected winner of the New Hampshire Democratic primary, MSNBC is reporting. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg came in a close second and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota came in third.
All three will be assigned delegates.
FASTEST NH Primary Results – Total of 82.49% reporting
Total votes cast so far: 249,504
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) February 12, 2020
DDHQ-UVA Center for Politics Delegate Estimates for New Hampshire:
Delegates to date: pic.twitter.com/KByUN8peg6
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) February 12, 2020
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, came in a distant fourth. Former Vice President Joe Biden came in fifth.
Exit polls say many voters made up their minds in the past few days, after Friday’s Democratic debate. Sen. Klobuchar is widely seen as having performed very well during the debate.
Also Tuesday evening, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and U.S. Senator Michael Bennett, Democrat of Colorado, suspended their campaigns.
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