Bernie Sanders reacts to too close to call Iowa, USA caucuses

This video from the USA says about itself:

1 February 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks after virtually tying Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Iowa Democratic Presidential Nomination Caucus.

From United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders today:

Tonight we accomplished what the corporate media and political establishment once believed was impossible: after trailing Hillary Clinton in Iowa throughout this entire campaign, it looks as if we will leave the state with roughly the same number of delegates.

I want to be clear with you about what this really means. Tonight’s result is a victory for our political revolution. We have proved that when people come together, anything is possible.

New Hampshire votes next, where we have a slight lead in the polls. If we win there, we’ll have all the momentum. …

When we started this campaign, almost everyone wrote us off. We were down 41 percent in the polls… and those were some of the good ones. They said our ideas were radical and that we could never compete with the big-money fundraising of Hillary Clinton and her super PACs.

Well, you showed them tonight.

Victory is within our reach. But winning will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community across the country — nothing less than a political revolution.

Please make a contribution to our campaign tonight:

On to New Hampshire.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

Patrick Martin in the USA writes:

There was a significant turnout of young people, particularly in precincts around the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Northern Iowa University, and in other college towns. These backed Sanders overwhelmingly; his margin over Clinton among voters 30 and under, according to exit polls, was a remarkable 86 percent to 11 percent. By comparison, in 2008, Obama won 57 percent of under-30 voters, when he defeated Clinton and Senator John Edwards.

The Democratic race was so close that tellers in six precincts were forced to toss coins to decide the result. Ms Clinton won them all: here.

Sanders rolled up a huge margin among younger voters: those 17-29 supported him over Clinton by 86 percent to 11 percent; Democratic voters in the 30-44 age bracket also gave him a majority. Lower-income voters, those making under $30,000 a year, backed Sanders heavily, as did those in the $30,000-$50,000 a year range. Clinton’s support was concentrated among upper-income and older voters, particularly those over the age of 65, who turned out in large numbers: here.

Republicans Start To Acknowledge They Might Face Bernie Sanders: here.

From Huffington Post in the USA:

Despite spending nearly $65 million so far, Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Jeb Bush saw little return on its investment Monday night. The former Florida governor came in sixth place with a little more than 5,000 votes, which works out to a bit less than one vote per $12,000 in spending. But Bush‘s super Pac still has $59 million in the bank.

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