Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Democratic caucuses, according to final results from the Iowa Democratic Party. She just edges Bernie Sanders in the total of state delegate equivalents awarded Monday night.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 2, 2016
The former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady edged past the Vermont senator in a race the Iowa Democratic Party called the closest in its caucus history.
The Iowa Democratic Party said Tuesday that it would not do any recount of the close results, and a spokesman for the Sanders campaign said it does not intend to challenge the results of the caucuses.
Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Sanders in Iowa.
“Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.”
The state party indicated in a separate statement that it was not ready to make a call.
On the GOP side, Ted Cruz bested Donald Trump, raising questions about the billionaire’s reliance on his celebrity instead of traditional political organization. And Marco Rubio’s stronger-than-expected showing could mark him as the establishment’s best hope against a grassroots revolt in next week’s New Hampshire primary and beyond.
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