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>> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> for the democrats, a dead heat. >> we will transform this country. thank you all very much. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton locked in a virtual tie. >> join me, let's go win the nomination. >> a momentous beginning to the presidential election. we're live in iowa with all angles covered and complete analysis. and we do say good tuesday morning, everyone. upset in iowa. >> despite enjoying a wide and steady lead in the polls, donald trump has been handed a stunning defeat by texas senator ted cruz in yesterday's iowa republican
the fiery conservative wildly unpopular by his own party's leaders edged out a four-point victory over trump after wooing the state's influential conservative and evangelical leaders. >> okay, so here's how the race shook out by the projected numbers. cruz beating trump by 4 percentage points and a florida senator marco rubio finishing in a very close third place. >> and on the democratic side, declaring victory overnight, but many think the neck and neck too close to call. >> and the projected numbers do bear that out. a race split 50/50. >> in the first real test of this year's presidential candidates, there was no grand slam winner showing just how divided voters really are in iowa. >> it could be an indication of the broader challenge the candidates are now facing as they move ahead. abc's lana zak is live in des moines, iowa, for us this morning with the very latest. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. yes, the votes are still being counted here in iowa, but one thing is certain, those once presumed front-runners are
anything can happen here in iowa. the iowa democratic chair says this was the closest caucus in history. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> reporter: a razor thin margin separates bernie sanders and hillary clinton in iowa, a race too close to call. in some precincts a coin toss broke the delegate tie. >> tails. >> tails. >> reporter: the clinton campaign saying this morning they believe they won, but clinton didn't officially declare victory in her speech, instead she took on the republicans. >> i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've made be successful. so, as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, i ia. >> reporter: by contrast it was a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to
coming. >> reporter: and trump was gracious in his second place finish. >> iowa, we love you. we thank you. i think i might come here and buy a farm. i love it, okay. >> reporter: and just one point behind trump, marco rubio riding a wave of support. >> for months they told us because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance. >> reporter: and already we're seeing signs that the field is winnowing. martin o'malley and mike huckabee announcing that they campaigns with potentially more to come as we head now into new hampshire. reena, kendis. >> all right, new hampshire just one week away. this morning, thank you. as you just heard there in the words of bernie sanders, he and hillary clinton are locked in a, quote, virtual tie. >> the clinton campaign however declared victory overnight after this upbeat rally that lana alluded to and avoided the worst, a loss like the one she
abc's political analyst matthew dowd explains what's next for the clinton campaign. >> like donald trump s s had an opportunity to basically start to put this race away with a clear victory tonight. she didn't get that, so now she faces a likely loss in new hampshire, so the next place she can win is south carolina, so that race is now, which could have been shortened if she had won tonight overwhelmingly, is now going to be a much longer race and go into march for sure. >> well, iowa voters delivered a split decision for the republicans, as well, but ted cruz took the lead away from donald trump to win. >> trump barely ahead of marco rubio whose strong performance was another big headline of the night, wouldn't you say? abc's political director rick klein on the state of that race. >> now there are two viable alternatives to trump that have emerged, one in ted cruz, the surprise even comeback winner taking on the conservative path and then marco rubio, another 40-something cuban-american senator finishing a close third place offering an optimistic vision to establishment republicans, a sigh of relief.
are his supporters for real and now that next contest in new hampshire just a week away becomes even more important. trump now trying to bounce back, show that his initial surge in the polls was for real now that voters are weighing in, a big-time curveball here in iowa. reena and kendis. >> all right. our thanks to rick klein there in des moines. now, overnight the media. >> well, a usual vocal donald trump staying off twitter so far, but hillary clinton wasted no time tweeting, "so grateful to everyone who gives your all to support this campaign. you made this possible." >> ted cruz already looking forward to being on stage with clinton tweeting last night, "i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton. we will win by speaking the truth." >> and marco rubio asking for support after a big night saying, "thank you for a great night, iowa. donate now to help us continue the momentum." of course, a good time to ask. the iowa results shook up the republican field and now the candidates are battling for new hampshire.
three town hall meetings yesterday, and new jersey governor chris christie also in the granite state. the new hampshire primary one week from tonight. >> and our political team will be heading to new hampshire. the next republican debate right here on abc, it is this saturday moderated by "world news tonight" anchor david muir and "this week" co-anchor martha raddatz. >> and we want to remind you to stay with abc news for the latest on the iowa caucuses later. in "the pulse" more on that coin flip giving clinton a precinct win and live team coverage also later on "good morning america." still ahead, the other big story coming out of iowa this morning, tracking the massive blizzard that is taking shape. and global emergency because of the zika virus, the cdc adding more countries to its travel alert. plus, a train derails and catches fire forcing people to evacuate their homes.
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it was a travel nightmare for drivers in southern utah as heavy snow and strong winds made the roads treacherous. some long distance truckers pulled over while others just slowed down along interstate 15. and drivers may have pulled over but that storm system, well, it keeps heading east. >> as you can see earlier that radar map reaches the plains states today right there. heavy snow to the north, severe thunderstorms in the southern plains. >> let's get the complete forecast from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> thank you, kendis, reena, we are tracking a very dangerous storm that is sliding throughout the midwest. now we're expecting it to move from denver right into nebraska and kansas into iowa and right up towards wisconsin. talking about problems with
closures as a result of this, blowing and drifting snow. now, that's the cold side of this system. the warmer side, we have a serious threat of severe weather covering the deep south entire lower mississippi valley region which includes mississippi, alabama, as well as up towards missouri, arkansas and louisiana, but right here where we see the greatest risk along the mississippi river a targeted area of possible tornadoes and tuesday, travel delays up towards minnesota. a business headline. google's parent company holes the top spot on the list of world's most valuable companies. when the market opens this morning, alphabet will be worth about $544 billion. that's about 6 billion more than apple. the iphone maker had been the most valuable public company since 2011. free snacks are coming back to american airlines,s nation's biggest carrier says they will available on some cross country
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first time voters. clinton, the one time inevitable winner, delivered an upbeat speech that claimed neither victory nor defeat then just a short time ago her campaign calling her the winner. >> on the republican side ted cruz pulled out a victory over donald trump by trash talking the washington elites at every campaign stop. billionaire donald trump who trash talked pretty much everybody barely hung on to second place. marco rubio with a strong third place finish now positioning himself as a moderate alternative but it was ted cruz who really put donald trump to the test, and abc's jon karl was at cruz's headquarters last night. >> reporter: ted cruz is the first republican to get into a brawl with donald trump and to beat him. this was a triumphant organization. he did it with a single-minded focus on iowa and the evangelical voters that dominate here. as for donald trump, he has a new title, loser after dominating the polls for months, he has now lost the first contest, in fact, marco rubio
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time now to check "the pulse" starting with a lucky break for hillary clinton. when they counted the votes at one iowa caucus precinct, she and bernie sanders were tied, so toss. >> yeah. well, that's what the rules say and when the results were announced, clinton supporters celebrated with a cheer, and apparently this wasn't the only precinct to resort to a coin toss. won them, proving that it seems that lady luck was in her camp. who knew a coin toss. >> in this day and age would decide an election. >> and the fact that the polls are just so clothe for both of them, that three of them possibly could have gone to hillary over a coin toss. >> exactly. she's very lucky. i'm sure some nfl teams would be happy to have her. well, up next, a new idea about how to deal with an unwanted eye in the sky. >> yeah, take this drone, for example, let's say it was flying where it shouldn't be.
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