Just hours after Hillary Clinton was declared the winner of the Iowa caucuses, Berni Sanders reportedly said that he wasn’t ready to concede the race.
The Vermont independent told reporters on Tuesday that his Iowa team is investigating the result which Clinton won with the slimmest chance in the party’s history in the state.
“I don’t want to misspeak here,” he told reporters after a rally in Keene, N.H. “But it may be the case that some delegates were selected based on a flip of a coin. Not the best way to do democracy.”
There was a concern about voter fraud which was raised late Monday night when C-SPAN posted a video that showed a Polk County caucus chair and a Clinton precinct captain did not conduct an actual count of the caucusgoers. Results was intentionally delayed, it came in with about 5% of the precincts (roughly 90 sites) going unreported at the time Clinton and Sanders addressed their Iowa supporters.
The party announced the winner late in Monday’s caucuses, it was eventually declared after 1 p.m. ET Tuesday. Clinton won Sanders by less than half a percentage point.
Sanders stated that the campaign did “phenomenally well” in Iowa and he tagged it a “virtual tie.” He told a cheering crowd in Keene N.H. that Iowa marked the beginning of his political revolution.
Sanders speaking with great enthusiasm
“Last night in Iowa we took on the most powerful political organization in this country” he told the cheering crowd gathered at a theater. “Last night we came back from a 50-point deficit in the polls. Last night we began the political revolution not just in Iowa, not just in New Hampshire, but all over this country.”
Then, Sanders gave a quick rap message about an economy that’s rigged in favor of the wealthy and maintained by a corrupt political system.
“Together we’ll create an economy that works for working families and not just the one percent,” he said. “Yes Wall Street, you will have to pay more in taxes so our kids will get a good education.”
Sanders stands a great chance in winning New Hampshire, his neighboring state. He stood firmly on his call for tackling climate change, offering free tuition at public colleges and providing workers with family and medical leave.
Sanders, who is containing his expectations, he clarified reporters that Clinton won the New Hampshire primary in 2008 and has “virtually the entire political establishment on her side.”
“We look forward to winning here but we take nothing, nothing for granted” he said.http://www.whorunsgov.com/3329-2/03329