US Presidential nominations: Donald Trump ‘honoured’ to come 2nd in Iowa, early jolt for Hillary Clinton


Race for both the Republican and Democratic Presidential nominations has truly begun with the results of Iowa caucuses and primaries are out.

For Republican, Ted Cruz emerged as a surprise winner as he pushed controversial billionaire businessman Donald Trump to second position.

Cruz’s vote share was 27.75 percent, Donald Trump got 24.38 percent while Marco Rubio polled 22.95 percent votes.

Hillary Clinton, surprising for her too, though won the Democratic primaries in Iowa, the victory margin wouldn’t have left her pleased. She won the primaries by less than one percent margin.

Clinton polled 49.80 percent votes while her rival Bernie Sanders received 49.56 percent of votes.

This, according to analysts, is a band news as she is all set to lose the next primary scheduled to be held in New Hampshire.

A visibly disappointed Trump said he was proud of coming second in the Republican caucuses – a statement that became a topic of instant ridicule on social media platforms.

Clinton, who spoke soon after the results said, “There is so much at stake in this election,” she said. “I am a progressive who gets things done. I am honored to stand in the long line of American reformers.”

Describing the results a virtual tie, Sanders said, “Nine months ago, we came to this beautiful state. It looks like we’ll have about half of the Iowa delegates.”

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