The results are in! Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican Caucus. In the first primary of the 2016 presidential election, Iowa’s GOP voters picked Ted as the man they want to see in the White House.
Ted Cruz, 45 is ready to go from Des Moines to Washington D.C., thanks to the people of Iowa. Ted has won the Iowa Caucus, and he is ready to represent the Hawkeye State in the 2016 Presidential election. Here are the details on the caucus you need to know.
As the last polls closed in Iowa on Feb. 1, it was clear that there was one winner. Ted lead the caucus from the beginning by a very small, yet growing margin over Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Ted got 28% of the vote while Donald got 24% and Marco just behind him with 23%. This caucus was shockingly close, as was the Democratic vote.
It’s been quite the long road leading up to this first part of the 2016 presidential election, one that has seen the most candidates in history. Carly Fiorina, 61, and Ben Carson, 64, are still in the race. So are former governors Mike Huckabee, 60, Jim Gilmore, 68, Jeb Bush, 62, and current governors Chris Christie, 53 and John Kasich, 63. Former senator Rick Santorum, 57, hasn’t given up. Neither has current senator Rand Paul, 53. However, George Pataki, 70, is out. So are Bobby Jindal, 44, Lindsey Graham, 60, Rick Perry, 65, and Scott Walker, 48.
Some candidates couldn’t take how nasty the campaign was getting — particularly with frontrunner, Donald Trump. When he wasn’t insulting Carly over her looks, Donald was comparing Ben to a child molester, mocking Jeb “tough guy” act, bickering with John or questioning Ted’s citizenship.
There will be plenty of more GOP smackdowns in store. The Iowa Caucus is just the first primary of the 2016 presidential election. GOP voters used secret ballots to pick which of the many Republican candidates they want to be on the top of the ticket, according to NJ.com. The results will determine how many of Iowa’s 27 delegates will be divided up.
Iowa will send 30 Republican delegates to the national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18-21. The more delegates a candidate has, the more people will pick her or him to represent the party in the election. The next primary election will take place in New Hampshire on Feb. 9, according to Election Central.
Are you happy with the results, HollywoodLifers? Did your candidate win?