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Iowa Caucus chaos

Former president Trump wins by wide margin in Iowa, New Hampshire
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Former president Donald Trump, despite many legal battles, has just won the first two primary elections.

On Jan. 15, Iowan voters rushed to the caucuses to determine who they want to receive the Republican presidential nomination. Trump came in first, earning 20 delegates, followed up by Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy. They earned eight, nine and three delegates respectively.

In her remarks following the caucuses, Haley stated that an election between her and current president Joe Biden would be simple.

“Look at what happens when I go head-to-head against Biden. We win in a landslide, it is not even close,” Haley said. “That means no recounts. No lawsuits. And no doubts.”

Haley was late to the game campaigning in Iowa, while candidates are usually focused on the Hawkeye state. DeSantis visited all 90 counties.

In the days following the caucuses, DeSantis and Ramaswamy both suspended their campaigns, narrowing the race for the Republican nomination to just Trump and Haley.

Going into the New Hampshire primaries, Haley was expected to have much better results considering the much less conservative demographics of the state. That proved to be true, with Trump gaining 12 delegates and Haley receiving 9. Although President Biden wasn’t on the ballot, he won by a wide margin with 54.8% of votes currently. Biden is suspected to snag the democratic nomination easily.

The next primary is set for Feb. 3 in South Carolina.

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Kaitlyn Lisko
Kaitlyn Lisko, Editor-in-Chief
Senior Kaitlyn Lisko is beginning her third year on the newspaper staff and second year as editor-in-chief. At school she's also involved in senior senate and African-American history challenge.

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