Iowa caucus marks start of presidential race

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With several Republican and Democratic debates preceding the Iowa caucus, the candidates took to new heights with voters deciding for their choice. The caucus took place in Des Moines for the Democrats and in Cedar Rapids for the Republicans.

Iowa is the first state to be able to vote for the candidates and start off the presidential race. In order to decide on the best candidates, the people of Iowa had to hear the candidates out at the caucuses, which are held at public places. The candidates each give a speech on why they will be a good choice and what they would do or contribute to the United States of America. The caucus is different for both parties being in different cities in Iowa and it is run differently.

Results have shown the winner of both parties’ caucuses and 28 percent of voters voted for Republican candidate Ted Cruz and 50 percent of voters voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Economics and Government teacher Victor Romero expressed his thoughts on the results of the Iowa caucus on the Republican party.

“The person who I wanted to win, won. I thought it was a good campaign by Cruz and I did not like the fact that the second place guy was complaining of cheating,” Romero said.

With the winners being Cruz and Clinton, the others top candidates were Republican candidate Donald Trump with 24 percent and Marco Rubio in third with 23 percent. In the democratic party, the other two top candidates were Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders with 50 percent and  Martin O’Malley, who came in third with zero percent.

“The results tonight are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history,” Iowa party chairman Andy McGuire said. “We will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair,” according to a CNN article on the results.

The Iowa caucus results shows the top three candidates currently in both the Republican and Democratic parties and with the 2016 election coming closer along with more presidential debates to air for both the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates and the presidential conference airing in the summer of 2016.

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