WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (KUNA) US President Donald J. Trump said Friday Iowa and New Hampshire “will not be moved from the Primary Schedule as long as I am President. Great tradition.” He was ridiculing the decision of the Democratic Party to extend beyond this afternoon the deadline for campaigns to call for a recount of the Iowa caucuses, held on Monday.
“The Democrat Party has given up on counting votes in Iowa,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account. “Looks like it all got computer ‘fried.’ Nobody knows who the real winner is. Maybe it’s Sleepy Joe, but it’s not looking that way. They lost millions and millions of dollars, all for noting. But I won Iowa big!” he added.
Initial results unveiled yesterday, showed that former South Bend (Ind.) mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I Vt.) are in a dead heat for first place in Iowa with 100 percent of the caucus results in. Buttigieg leads by a narrow margin with 26.2 percent among Iowa State Delegate Equivalents, while Sanders is on his heels at 26.1 percent.
His support has surged in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary, according to a new WBZ Boston Globe Suffolk University daily tracking poll released last night.
Sanders is holding steady at 24 percent, but Buttigieg is up four points over last night with 23 percent, a virtual tie in a survey with a margin of error of 4.4 percent.
Elizabeth Warren takes over third place with 13 percent, and Joe Biden slips to fourth with 11 percent.
Source: Kuwait News Agency