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be back with our 10:0news. >> 90% of the votes counted . . between health care and bernie sanders. martin o'malley has dropped out of the race this evening. >> we have reporters all over eastern iowa, but we're going to saunders live in des moines. >> what has been going on this evening as those results have bebe coming in? >> reporter: well, beth, bruce, we've had a lot of great access stationed here at the caucus hq, and one thing republicans told
they have shattered the turnout caucuses. we don't have the official numbers just yet, but what party leaders tell us is in 2012 republicans had roughly 122,000 registered voters turn out, that's about 20%. they beat that earlier tonight with just9% of precincts reporting, gop leaders say they owe it to a variety of field. >> we owe that to the diversity of our field. we've got a great field of candidates that have done great work trying to moat -- motivate our voters. >> reporter: guys, wehave jeff kaufman taking the stage riit now. i'm going to get out of the way and let him speak and go back to you guys at the desk. >> thank you, forrest. brady smith has been following the numbers all night along across the state, county by
>> big screens you sawbehind forrest are what you see. it's really close. it updated about 15 seconds ago. healthhealthif you want to ok over at the gop still 90%,%, so 10%eft to go here for those precincts across the state. texas senator ted cruz in the lead there. drump who we just heard speak a little bit ago in second place, and marco rubio who's been nipping at trump's heels in third place and everything falls off sharply from there. beth? >> thank you so much, brady.y. we have our esteemed panel to
we have carrie cosington, we have hanss, tyler olson, and laura with the lynn county republicans. first of all, when you look at second and third place on thee gop side, how much does it matter if trump is second or trump is third? and vice versa for marco rubio or at this point it's not relevant? >> honestly. i would say for trump i don't know. even from the beginning his campaign has been -- i'm sure the professors could talk to -- as well. we just didn't know, yeah, he had big turnout for his rallies. were they actually going to show up for caucus. i think rubio's third or second finii as strong as it is that would be very good for him. >> with ted cruz winning iowa for the gop is this a sign that the evangelical right is strong and a force toto be wreckenned with? >> i think that's always been a strong part of the republican base.
six weeks is watch the dynamic on the republican sididseem to be focused on ethanol and the renewable energy side. a few weeks ago about a his thoughts about ted cruz, ted cruz h h been pushed to change his positions, perhaps more than he was. marco rubio is one of those candidates that was strongly prorenewable fuel, so i think he might be the beneficiary of other elected leaders to really make sure that a candidate that is strong onhose issues t tt are so important to iowans is close to the top. >> hans, every time we look at the results on the democratic side, whoa, it's so tight and doesn't seem to be widening at all. >> this is why we got into this profession, right? i love politics. it's always fun to see how these things are playing out.
us it's a game. we see this as a competition, and part of it is trying to understand how do these different organizations work together? i think that the point -- the party's not a unified group. parties are not a single entity. it's a collection of factions and groups within that party that are really trying to work together to nominate someone they think can be a consensus. i think the evan junior college college -- evangelicals is wig parar of the party. that's what you see here. for a while they were supporting ben carson, and he smed to have slipped up a little bit and they moved onto ted cruz. >> any surprises for you, carrie? >> well, clearly rubio having such a strong showing. i don't think with the numbers left he'll be able to overtake trump, but atrong third place, 16%, 17%.
good, but he clearly overperformed as d cruz, ask that tells us that trump is the loser out of this whole process. given where the polls stood going into the caucuses he dramatically underperformed while cruz and rubio amatically overperfrfmed and trump's going to have some explaining to do. >> thank you very much, panelists, bruce? >> speaking of ted cruzt he was one of the featured speakers tonight at the huge republican caucus gathering at the double tree hotel in downtown cedar rapids. 30 caucuses there, 30 precincts gathering in one location. they heard from rand paul and some people very big in the republican pay. kcrg-tv, sara joins us live. this was a huge party at lynn county.
people i this room earlier was really amazing, housing 19 precincts and thousands of people showed up to fill out their secret ballot. i'm here with eric rosenthal. can you talk about something so this precincts in one venue. >> 1681 precincts and in a larger city it's a larger number of people. but there was about approximately 800 sites across the state. this was probably one of the largest sites, and people were very accommodating. we were iowans through andh through, and we had a lot of visitors like four y yrs ago when i was chairing the lynn caucuses. we heard from the candidates. we heard from people representing the candidates. it was a neat experience, but it was very crowded, and there were
cetera, but we got through it. we're all iowans, and we have different ways of doing the same way, which is caucuses, but it is the same thick. we caucus every two yeaa but four year years on the presidential, and we've been doing it practically since our state was founded. >> awesome. thank you so much, eric. i appreate your time. bruce and beth 'llend it back to you. and now let's check in with the democrats in iowa city. many of them have gone home, although we understand a few hhg around to play basketball. tv 9's mark carlson joins us there with what's happening there. >> reporter: that's the big qution tonight in iowa city. would the students turn out? and the answer was, yes, more than double what they expected came out here to the fieldhouse to caucus in this democratic caucus. now, it was pretty much a stadium-like atmosphere in here.
406 people voted for bernie sanders. 92 for hillary clinton.n. seven peoplelecame out to support martin o'malley and appeared most of them ended up going to sanders's size. the caucus was about an hour behind schedule because of the huge turnout. many of the voters were inspired to support bernie in the days leading up to this. on saturday thousands turned out for a rally here in the fieldhouse. and many came back tonightht >> think that -- is that hillary reached 15%, but so then she wouldn't be viable, but really i don't know, it seems like bernie -- [ indistinguishable ] there's hundreds of them. >> reporter: now, everything has rapped up this evening. again, people bck here playing basketball. that's kind of been the theme of the nightburg the delay. we saw a lot of basketball being played. really just a good old fashioned
basketball, voting and nonopeace and quiet. mark carlson, kcrg9 news. we have a big story that's going on. that's the weather. joe winters joins ususow. this held off for the caucuses but some heavy, heavy snowstorms and even freezing rain could be moving in tomorrow. >> a little bit of a mix across eastern iowa. watch the heaviest of the snows off to the west and moving our direction. tonight, yet, we dealt wh some fog. dense fog advisory through 4:4: a.m. now through johnson county to points to the north. hiawatha city cam interstate 380. yes, indeed, there is some fog out there. visibility in many spots near a half mile. less than a half mile in dubyk.
get rid of some of the fog. when does the precipitation develop? between midnight and 6:00 a.m., at 6:00 a.m. it's back downtown toward des moines and south western iowa where we see that heavy tch of snow, and it does move into the tv 9 viewing area. about interstate 80 and ints to the north at 9:00 your morning commute will beimpacted by snow and winds that will be developing. toward the noon hower the warmer eather starts to me in. a mix changing to rain and north of highway 20 the snow continues and noon heavy at times. a bit of dry air moves in. precipitation through the afternoon,n,nd another batch of snow tuesday night into wednesday. snowfall totals haven't changed
2-4 inches cedar rapids. 6 to 9 -- charles city. as we work into tuesday and wednesday the winds still continue. that will cause someblowing snow where that snow falls. 24-degrees onn wednesday. and then quiet weather with a chance of a little bit of light snow into friday as temperatures moderat back in the 30s. want to remind you winter storm warnings as well as winter tuesday. bruce and beth? >> thank you, joe. we'll be right back with more caucus covege. you're watching your 24-hour
accommodate crowds. others were prompt and on time. >> and that's especially true when they take place in satellite locations live in iowa city. >> with democrats at the retirement community for their caucus event tonight. dave? >> reporter: beth and bruce, it certainly helps to run the situation on time when you've got a preregister for the satellite caucus several weeks in advance. that way organizers knew how many to expect, and the event started exactly on time at 7:00 tonight. the iowa democratic party started at four locations statewide, 110 was b b far the largest. participants here preferred hillary clinton over bernie sanders 99 votes to 20. martin o'malley registered zero. one participant says it helped
older voters who had seen it all before. >> i think the people that me had been to other caucuses in their other lives before they moved. they probably knew what to expect. >> the idea behind the satellite caucus site would encourage those with limited mobility to participate in a location not just close to home but literally at their retirement home, and based on whatat we heardfter the event it seemed like the satellite idea very much a hit. live in iowa city, dave, kcrg tv 9 news. many iowans are taking part in the caucuses for the first time. >> thatncludes a group at roosevelt middle school in dubuque. >> some republican reaction tonight. katie? >> reporter: well, the big story
tonight is the sheer number of people who showed up to caucus. there were more than 2,000 people here at roosevelt middle & school. it was so crowded the fire marshsh cut after the number of people inside the auditorium at 850. all those people went into the gym. that was a spillover amount. there was more than 1100 people inside the gym. rco ruruo actually was official winner here. this official hand-written cardboard board of results. he was the winner with 16 different precincts all at this location. all the republicans from the cityof dubuque were here. mama of them weree first-time caucus goers. a lot of them came here because of drump. some of them said they came here
some were against donald trump. they came out more than 2,000 $& people at this location. >> once again abc has projected ted cruz as the winner tonight. in now. he's walking up. his supporters cheering him. he's been declared the winner of iowa and -- there he is. >> dave king back therer pictures. [ laughter ] >> we're going to take a quick break.
a couple minutes before he let's listen in as ted cruz, the projected winner for iowa is about to speak to his faithful in des moines. [ cheers and applause ] >> but we'll be chosen by the most incredible, powerful force where all sovereignty resides in our nation by we, the people, the american people. [ cheers and applause ] >> tonight thanks to the incredible hard work of everyone gathered here, of courageous conservatives across this state, we together earn the votes of 48,608 iowans. [ cheers and applause ] >> to put in pepective your
you have won tonight. this is the most votes ever cast for any republican primary winner. tonight is a victory for millions of americans who have shouldered the burden of seven years of washington deals run a muck. tonight is a victory for every american whose watched in dismay as career politicians in washington in both parties refuse to lten and o often ail to keep their commitments to the people. tonight is a victory for every american who understands that after we survive eight long
that no one personality can write the wrongs done by washington. the millions who understand that it is a commitment to the constitution, to our shared insistence that we rise and return to a higher standard, the very standard that gave birth to the greatest nation that the world has ever known. to the revolutionary understanding that all men and wul women are created equal. hat our rights do noo come fromom the democratic party or the republican party or even from the tea party. our rights come from our creator.
>> and the federal government's role, the federal government's responsibility is to defend those fundamental rights to defend us. and while americans continue to suffer under a esident who has set a a agenda causing millions to hurt across this country, i want to remind you of the promise of scripture, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. [ cheers and applause ] theworld -- >> we've been listening in to ted cruz as he stands with his wife and steve king celebrating his victory in iowa tonight.
we understand hillary clinton is taking the podium to speak to her supporters. >> she is just over 50% of the vote just edging out bernie sanders tonight. so let's hear what the former first lady, former secretary of state is saying. >> so much a a stake in this election. i don't need to tell you every single one of you who came out for me, who worked so many hours from my young organizers w wth energy and passion -- [ cheers and applause ] >> to the families and friends across this state. i am deeply grgreful. >> we love you --
but here's what i want you to know. it is rare, it is r rre that we have the opportunity we do now to have a real contest of ideas. to really think hard about what the democratic party stands for and what we want the future of our country to look like if we do our part to build it. i am a progressive who gets things done for people. [ cheers and applause ] i am honored to ststnd in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough. that standing still is not an option, and it brings people together to find ways forward that will improve the livesof americans.
involvement from that very first job i had at the children's defense fund, and i know -- i know what we are capable of doing. i know we can create more good-paying jobs jobs and raise incomes for hard working americans again. i know that we can finish the job of universal healthcare coverage for every man, woman and child. [ cheers and applause ] >> i know -- i know we can combat compliement change and -- climate change and be the clean power energy of the 21st century. >> hillary clinton speaking in des mooes tonight, and it's looking like she is the winner of the democratic caucuses here in iowa. of course, three or eight years ago she finished third in the caucusese so this i i a huge
>> let's go live to kcrg tv 9's forrest saunders. forrest?t? >> reporter: yes, this is what they call the super site downtn des moines, and some big news from republicans tonight. roughly 180,000 iowa republicans turned out for caucus night. that's the biggest turnout ever. they call it unprecedented. back in 2012 we had about 122,000 registered republican voters turn out. just smached that record, and the numbers are still coming in. that's rough as of this point. they owe that to a lot of focus as well as the diversity of the field. you had a lot of different candidates to choose from. they were also using a new reporting system this year, microsoft created a mobile app and a lot of sites were using that to report their numbers. the republicans here at the capital say it was fast and accurate. they say it brought the ccuses
they were big fans of it. that's it latest here, guys, back to you. >> thank you, forrest and back here with our pan -- panel tonight. hillary clinton is really trailing bernie sanders in nene hampshire heading into the next setting for the democratic nomination, and is this something that can really give her -- andhe won back there in 2008 and came back in won i inew hampshire -- is this something that can give her a little more push to get a little closer to sanders in that primary? >> i think so. it obviously was a difficult outcome for her thann 2008. a lot of things are different this year. some of the issues are different. she really ran a grassroots campaign.
that the results results are going to be dinchtor -- different for her. having over 50%is a nice number for her and i think gives her some momentum in new hampshire, but her particularly in south carolina, nevada, very strong states for her where you have a higher african american turnout and la tee in a turnout -- la latina turnout in nevada. >> coming in that close with sanders and in south carolina is going to be a big question mark for him. >> he's come a long way since he was announced. he was relatively unknn, but spent a lot of time in iowa and they appreciate and respond to and ran a good campaign, and so it looks like he might come occupy a little bit chort here, but moving to a little bit more friendly turfrf in new hampshire.
optimism coming out of here as secretary clin to be. >> we have cruz, trump, rubio and ben carson at about 9% tonight. we've had mike huckabee annouce he's suspending his campaign. are you an anticipating others dropping out before new hampshire? >> i think there will be a number of them staying through new hampshire. iowa and new hampshire are very different electorates. >> hans and carrie real fast, tt republican party, a lot of people are seeing this as a party that's split. of course we've seen this many, many times in the past with parties going into elections, but are they at the point now that a lot of people in the establishment of the republican party don't like ted cruz. is this something, though, going into the caus with rubio doing as well as he did could be kind