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Iowa Caucus Discussion.

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Dems have an open vote process and GOP does a closed vote process. So the Dems report differently than the GOP. It's private vote tally v. public vote everyone can see.




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Thanks, but do the GOP candidates get to swoon delegates from the closed ballot deal, or is that just the DEM side that do that to select their candidate?



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

It's cool to watch, I don't know if I like it or not though.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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The CBS live stream looks pretty good.

www.cbsnews.com...

Clinton and Cruz ahead with slight leads.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Reps get an hour to make their case and then they vote.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

I always liked the way Iowa handles this... every get's skin in the game.. once the votes are cast, they try their best to convince each other to support one...

I think it get's folks more involved in the process... much more than just visiting a booth and completing a ballot, going home and watching the results...

It's like the folks in Iowa have just a bit more opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the "right to vote" than most...

YMMV



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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Townhall has a Live Stream going.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Thanks k !!


25% reporting on the GOP side.. Cruz on top with 30%, Trump 27%.. Rubio and Carson the only others with double digits with 19%-10% ...the rest of the GOP field at less than 5 %...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Time for most of those to bail, but they won't because ... New Hampshire.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

I do really like the participation aspect but I like and don't like how if your candidate doesn't have enough people in the room, you have to choose someone else or leave.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You would think so... but my track record has been bad the past few elections...

I guess that's because I want something the establishment doesn't want...

I am just pleased that Dr Carson is still doing fairly well after the body blow the GOP did on him when he was on top of the field... I had flashbacks to the past election when Cain was pummeled by the same machine...

Just my personal best ticket would have been a Carson Webb / Webb Carson ticket....

I can still dream of a better America can't I?



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:42 PM
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Cruz leads Trump 29% to 25% on the last CBS crawl I saw. Cruz may be pulling away from Trump.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: ipsedixit

got the same percentages... nearly 50% reporting... on the GOP side...


Clinton over Sanders 51-49% with 65% reporting



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Is there any chance that Rubio finishes ahead of Trump? Rubio is up to 20% now

Finishing 3rd would be a massive blow to Trump's ego



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: muse7

Probably not. Rubio is doing well but nowhere near the level of Trump or Cruz tonight. I predict we're going to see two ties for both parties tonight.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: introvert

sounds like a great representation of the Democratic process, though I am wondering if you are familiar with the differences in the DEM vs GOP approach to this in Iowa...

From my live tally, the GOP is reporting 12.2% with individual vote tallies, and the DEMs are at 29.2% reporting and theirs are represented by SDEs (State Delegate Equivalents)

IS that a party choice on how they report?


The entire caucus process is dictated by each individual party. They usually report as soon as they have solid numbers, but the Republicans have a longer process as they also vote for delegates and county representatives at the same time.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: muse7

I think Rubio has just earned the "establishment" support, bye bye Bush...

He is solidly in the TOP 3 vs the 2 unwanted GOP candidates... with 57% reporting...


edit on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:49:43 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: introvert
By the way, many if not most of the caucuses didn't get started until 7 cst. They usually take a couple hours, so everyone needs to hang tight. It will be a bit till we get real solid numbers.


So do the "polls close at 8pm" or does it go on longer than that? And, since the polls have not closed, why are we getting any results at all?


The caucus process is not like a normal vote in which the "polls" close at a certain time. They all get together in a big room, divide up in to smaller groups and then vote/debate amongst themselves.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

He is doing very well, compared to his poll numbers. I think he might catch Trump...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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For the republicans
75% reporting
28% Cruz
25% Trump
22% Rubio

For the democrats
63% reporting
51% Hillary
49% Bernie



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