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Trump Cruises to Victory in Iowa

He won caucus with around 97% of the vote
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2020 1:12 AM CST
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(Newser) – President Trump held a rally in Des Moines last week, though the outcome of Monday's Republican caucus in Iowa was never in doubt. In contrast to the Democratic caucus, where results were delayed by "inconsistencies," it took just seconds for Trump to become the projected winner, the Week reports. The president, who came in second to Ted Cruz in the state last time around, won handily with around 97% of the vote, Politico reports. Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, whose campaign manager complained that his supporters were being turned away from precincts, had 1.4%, and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld had 1.2%. "Big WIN for us in Iowa tonight. Thank you!" Trump tweeted. (Read more Iowa caucuses stories.)

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