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When do the results of the Iowa caucuses start coming in?

Asked by colog (73points) January 3rd, 2008

Where’s the best place to get the early results of the Iowa caucuses? How long does it take to tally all the votes?

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SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Cspan is covering the dem. and cspan 2 the repub. They say results will be available shortly after all votes are in.

colog's avatar

When do the votes come in? Are there time limits on how long the caucuses can last?

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

i heard they last about 2 hours.

sferik's avatar

Drudge, love him or hate him, tends to get and publish early results as they come in. The results are currently being displayed at the top of the page, but everything is a 0 percent.

segdeha's avatar

Results have begun to be posted and, to my surprise, Edwards is winning on the Democratic side:

sferik's avatar

Results are coming in live on CNN.

On the Democratic side, Obama just took the lead but it’s still unbelievably close. Huckabee is being called the projected winner on the Republican side.

segdeha's avatar

Obama seems to be pulling away from the field with 75% of precincts reporting. Huckabee’s been declared the winner on the Republican side by the Washington Post, but the thing that strikes me about that race is how deep the field is (or, how split the electorate is, depending on how you look at it). For the Dems, it’s clear (if it wasn’t already) that this is a 3-person race.

segdeha's avatar

Obama has been declared the winner in Iowa by the Washington Post. W00t!

gailcalled's avatar

Spellcheck tells me the winners are “Bema,” which is a raised altar in front of the Ark of the Torah in Synagogue, and Chickadee (a sweet but conventional and mousy little black and white friendly bird that likes seeds and can be tamed…FWIW.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Obama won for the Democratic party, and Huckabee for the Republicans (according to

ironhiway's avatar

What’s really interesting is the record caucus turnout.

Estimated that 220,588 Democrats showed up, previous record of 124,000. Republican side, showed about 114,000 taking part. The last previous contested Republican caucuses in 2000 drew 87,666 participants. Numbers taken from this news story

To me, we win when more people exercise their right to participate and choose.

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