WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump won the 2020 Iowa Republican caucuses, with over 97 percent of votes, while his other two rivals recorded very low results late Monday.
On his official Twitter account, Trump said, “Big WIN for us in Iowa tonight.” On her part, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel congratulated Trump on her official Twitter account, noting that “He won Iowa big in 2016, and he’s going to carry it again in November.” Meanwhile, Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure said that “we found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results.” “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results,” she added.
A CNN survey showed that health care emerged as the most important issue for choosing a nominee among Iowa Democratic caucus-goers, according to the entrance polls conducted Monday before the caucuses began.
Two in five chose health care, and about one in five said climate change, while fewer chose foreign policy or income inequality.
Candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren promised to approve a full healthcare system funded by the government, instead of the current health system which is controlled by private companies.
The upcoming vote will be held in New Hampshire on 11 February, followed by Nevada and South Carolina, before ten other states would vote in what is called the “Super Tuesday” on 3 March.
Source: Kuwait News Agency