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  • George McFly Laughs at Hillary's Iowa Caucus 'Victory'

    02/07/2016 11:57:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 7, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    George McFly is laughing heartily over Hillary Clinton claiming to have won the Iowa caucuses. However, what will make you laugh even louder that McFly is reading some of the bizarre voter irregularities chronicled by the Des Moines Register. Want a laugh?The one vote made in an Iowa precinct was cast for Bernie Sanders but was recorded as a Hillary vote. There are many other such laughs but first let us laugh along with George McFly.
  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 6:40:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 603 replies
    On Wednesday, Karl Rove, not a Trump fan by any means, explained how the cheating could have cost Donald Trump the election in Iowa. Wow! This is a stunning indictment of the Cruz Campaign's cheating scandal.
  • Hillary's Iowa 'Win' is a Big Loss for Democrats

    02/04/2016 7:05:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton's asterisk-heavy victory in Iowa might have been the narrowest of wins for her, but it was arguably the worst of all possible outcomes for the Democratic Party. As of this writing, the result was a statistical tie, 49.9 percent for Clinton and 49.6 percent for Bernie Sanders. The margin of victory in the delegate count was decided by six coin tosses that "flip truthers" will forever remember as mysteriously biased toward Clinton. Clinton raced to the podium to declare victory, but the news media will continue to describe it as a tie, probably forever. Sanders' supporters won't even...
  • Sanders campaign says it was denied paper records of Iowa caucus vote

    02/04/2016 6:24:10 PM PST · by tflabo · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/4/16 | Tom Hamburger
    Amid growing reports of irregularities in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign said late Thursday that the state party had rebuffed its initial requests for paper records tallying the votes in each precinct that were used to determine Hillary Clinton’s narrow victory.
  • 10 Reasons Iowans Deserted Trump (puts it all together)

    02/04/2016 7:17:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 142 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 2, 2016 | Nick Sanchez
    ... Gathered below are 10 reasons Iowans deserted Trump in the caucus...
  • STUNNING: New statistics about Ted Cruz NOBODY will talk about

    02/05/2016 11:38:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 87 replies
    Allen West ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    I was listening to Mark Levin’s radio show last night during which he expressed his frustration with how the GOP has allowed itself to be mired in meaningless “scandals” at the expense of making a clear case for conservatism and addressing policy. I agree with him. It is absolutely unbelievable to me that despite having a very strong lineup of candidates, on tp of 8 years of disastrous progressive liberalism, we could be in danger of losing this nation to a SOCIALIST? While the media (even on our side) obsesses over tweets, there are critical issues we should be discussing....
  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, his aura of invincibility shattered by Iowa caucus voters he once called “stupid,” is throwing a tantrum these days, convinced that Ted Cruz “cheated” and continues to maintain the untenable proposition that in any event he is a not eligible to be President of the United States. Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock?
  • Audio Surfaces – Cruz Campaign Telling Iowa Precinct Captains Carson Had Dropped Out

    02/04/2016 2:23:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 134 replies
    7:07pm (CST) ... Transcript [inaudible]…from the Ted Cruz campaign, calling to get to a precinct captain, and it has just been announced that Ben Carson is taking a leave of absence from the campaign trail, so it is very important that you tell any Ben Carson voters that for tonight, uh, that they not waste a vote on Ben Carson, and vote for Ted Cruz. He is taking a leave of absence from his campaign. All right? Thank you. Bye. 7:29 pm (CST) ... [Transcript] Hello, this is the Cruz campaign with breaking news: Dr. Ben Carson will be [garbled]...
  • Des Moines Register calls for audit of Iowa results: 'Something smells in the Democratic Party'

    02/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    In a strongly worded editorial on Thursday, The Des Moines Register called on the Iowa Democratic Party to move quickly to prove that Monday's results are correct. The piece titled "Editorial: Something smells in the Democratic Party," starts out: "Once again the world is laughing at Iowa." It gets sharper from there.
  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 8:18:51 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 184 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | February 3, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    ... Yesterday, Trump ripped into Cruz for supposedly lying about Ben Carson's decision to leave Iowa early, as well as the Cruz campaign mailer telling Iowans whether they had voted in previous elections. He then added, "No, it's honestly really, really dishonest. And I think I know why. You know why? Because he was born in Canada...He gets the nomination, they're going to sue his ass off." ... Let's go through these bizarre, inane assertions one-by-one...
  • Carson Camp: Cruz Apology Is Too Little, Too Late

    02/02/2016 9:59:01 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 226 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | February 2
    Ted Cruz apologized to Dr. Ben Carson on Tuesday after the Texas senator's campaign was accused of trying to sabotage his opponent's chances in the Iowa caucuses. Cruz's campaign blasted out a report Monday night that suggested Carson was going home to Florida instead of campaigning after the Iowa caucuses - something Cruz said Tuesday is "fair game" - but admitted that the campaign should have corrected that report when it became clear Carson wasn't dropping out of the race. He was just going home to get "fresh clothes."
  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 6:33:10 AM PST · by rightistight · 381 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 2/3/16 | Aurelius
    Accusing Senator Ted Cruz of voter fraud, Donald Trump today argued that Mr. Cruz "stole" the election in Iowa. "That is why all of the polls were so wrong, and why he got far more votes than anticipated," Mr. Trump said on Twitter, suggesting no one predicted that Mr. Cruz would win: Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016 Mr. Trump then went further, saying Mr. Cruz committed fraud, suggesting that Cruz's...
  • Donald Trump says skipping debate may have cost him Iowa

    02/03/2016 8:27:51 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 158 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/3/16 | Jeremy Diamond
    Milford, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump on Tuesday said his decision to skip the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses may have led to his second-place finish in the Hawkeye State. "That could've been with the debate," Trump acknowledged to reporters in Milford, New Hampshire, where he was introduced and endorsed by former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. "I think some people were disappointed that I didn't go into the debate."
  • An Issue With the Republican Iowa Caucuses: What were the real vote totals?

    02/03/2016 5:45:03 AM PST · by xzins · 110 replies
    Reflection ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Xzins
    1. Wikipedia says: "The Iowa Caucus[1] is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa meet in precinct caucuses in all of Iowa's 1,681 precincts and elect delegates to the corresponding county conventions." 2. Ted Cruz's ground game was said to be massive and the explanation for his victory. He had workers at all precincts. 3. Ted Cruz apologized for his workers spreading misinformation about Ben Carson dropping out of the race. Carson says this misinformation affected vote totals. 4. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/iowa-cruz-278-trump-244-rubio-229-carson-93-paul-45 Cruz had 51,416--or 27.7 percent--of the votes. Trump was second with 45,245 or 24.3 percent...
  • How Ted Cruz won the Iowa Caucus

    02/03/2016 4:09:47 AM PST · by Marcus · 9 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    An old saying exists in military science that says the amateurs study tactics, whereas professionals study logistics. The equivalent in politics is that amateurs study rhetoric while professionals study turnout. Because Ted Cruz had become the master of the latter, he won the Iowa Caucuses when most of the pundits had concluded that Donald Trump was going to edge out the senator from Texas.
  • Hillary won six back-to-back coin tosses against Sanders despite miraculous 1-in-64 odds

    02/02/2016 11:15:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/02/2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won six back-to-back coin tosses against opponent Bernie Sander's camp at a half-dozen Iowa precincts where voting results were too close to call Tuesday morning — a mathematical feat that raised eyebrows and a few questions. The 1-in-64 odds of Clinton successfully winning six coin flips across Polk, Jasper, Cedar and Johnson counties during a deadlocked Iowa caucus prompted confusion and concern from political experts and social media users. "It is curious," said Dr. David Bridsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College. "You don't want the awarding of delegates to come...
  • From ABC NEWS

    02/02/2016 8:20:43 AM PST · by knarf · 22 replies
    e-mail and FB ^ | February 2, 2016 | knarf
    Perhaps the most significant general election news from last night in Iowa that's not being reported: According to ABC News, more than 180,000 Republican Iowans voted in the first 2016 caucus, compared to the previous record of only 121,000 people in 2012. Early Tuesday morning, the Iowa Democratic Party announced that 171,109 Iowans participated in its caucuses. That's a fall from 2008, which saw 239,000 Iowans vote in the Democratic caucuses throughout the state.
  • Bernie Sanders: We may look into a recount

    02/02/2016 8:00:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    While Ted Cruz won a five-point victory in what really turned into a three-way race in the GOP’s Iowa Caucus, the Democratic Party’s side of the caucus turned into a real nailbiter. Hillary Clinton clung to a lead of less than a percentage point by the end of the night, with both she and Bernie Sanders claiming victory at the end. At the moment, CNN’s election tracker still shows a 50/50 tie, although Hillary has 24 delegates assigned to Bernie’s 21, thanks to the arcane and opaque process by which Democrats operate their caucuses.Speaking of which, Bernie may want...
  • On, New Hampshire!

    02/02/2016 7:59:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-2-2016 | MOTUS
    Unless you’re a pollster I don’t think there’s any reason to slit your wrists over the Republican cauci results.Cruz: 28%Trump: 24%Rubio: 23%Congrats Ted, glad you won butt please clean up your act; we’re tired of smear campaigns and are looking for less, not more, politics-as-usual. And that victory speech: you earned it butt oy! Too long, let’s work on that. The Donald is the only one of the three who didn’t give a victory speech last night. At least he was gratious in his second place placement, and while he didn’t actually say anything other than he loved Iowa and...
  • VIDEO: Clinton voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa Caucus

    02/02/2016 7:51:10 AM PST · by wrrock · 27 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2/1/2016 | C-SPAN
    Caucus chair and Clinton precinct captain do not conduct actual count of Clinton supporters and deliberately mislead caucus. Watch Video.
  • Watch A Man Eat Hillary Sticker Behind Her At Post-Iowa Caucus Speech

    02/02/2016 12:52:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Feb 01, 2016 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    If you watched Hillary Clinton's speech following Monday night's Iowa Caucuses, you might have noticed some oddities.
  • Hillary Campaign Declares Victory in Iowa (while trailing in delegates)

    02/01/2016 7:58:28 PM PST · by drewh · 67 replies
    Bernie up 20-19 and Hillary won one precinct in a coin flip
  • Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa — and Hillary won each time

    02/02/2016 5:56:04 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    marketwatch.com/ ^ | 2/2/16 | Karen Friar
    Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa — and Hillary won each time hile it was hard to call a winner between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, it’s easy to say who was luckier. The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight in the Iowa caucus Monday that in at least six precincts, the decision on awarding a county delegate came down to a coin toss. And Clinton won all six, media reports said.
  • Sanders Campaign Says It Was Informed By Iowa Dem. Party That Results From 90 Precincts Are Missing

    02/01/2016 10:41:24 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 181 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    The Bernie Sanders campaign said early Tuesday morning that it was informed by the Iowa Democratic Party that results from 90 precincts were missing. A spokesperson for the Iowa Democratic Party did not immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Clinton only led Sanders by 0.3 points, 49.8 percent to Sanders' 49.6 percent.
  • Second case of Clinton Election 'Fraud' Caught on Camera in Iowa?

    02/02/2016 5:54:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    IOWA - Right on the heels of claims that election fraud occurred at Iowa precinct #43 we have another story that is also worth investigating. In the latest accusation voters from Ames District 1-3 are claiming "the organizer there was attempting to lie to voters and stall in a manner that clearly benefited Hillary Clinton". Both of these stories are very serious accusations especially since the race between Clinton and Sanders is extremely close. The entire incident was captured on camera . We have included the full video below. Reddit user DBZ5episodesyelling explains: The hall was full to the point...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign accused of voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa (Bernie got Berned!)

    02/02/2016 12:55:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Iowa caucus has finally come and while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was declared the Republican winner, the Democratic race is a lot more complicated. While supporters for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued to fight it out into the night, the results were not as clear as some questions were raised. In over 1,600 caucus sites around the state of Iowa, Democratic voters made their voices heard. Though the Clinton campaign declared victory prematurely, as of 12 a.m. Tuesday morning on the East Coast, no official winner has been declared. As voters anxiously awaited the results, news broke on...
  • Hillary’s dubious ‘victory’ in Iowa alienating Sanders supporters(Pushing Bernie to 3rd pty?)

    02/02/2016 5:56:18 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 31 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/2/16 | t lifson
    So far, things are working out exactly as I hoped in the Democrat presidential nomination race. Long story short: the ultra-left wing of the left wing Democratic Party is waking up to the fact that Hillary Clinton is a vicious, crooked phony, who will do anything to win – fair or foul. Welcome to the club, lefties. That’s step one in waking up to the political corruption that is destroying our country. Meanwhile, assuming Hillary continues to muscle her way into the nomination and escapes indictment, the odds are that embittered Sanders supporters will stay home in November. Perfect. With...
  • Hillary Clinton Has The Most Statistically Improbable Coin-Toss Luck Ever

    02/02/2016 5:38:46 AM PST · by Krosan · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the most bizarre details to emerge from Monday’s Iowa caucuses was that in six Democratic counties, the ownership of six delegates was decided by a coin flip. A single delegate remained unassigned at the end of caucusing in two precincts in Des Moines, one precinct in Ames, one in Newton, one in West Branch and one in Davenport, The Des Moines Register reported. In all six instances, the coin toss was won by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. There may have been more coin tosses, but those are...
  • NBC News: Hillary WON THREE Delegate Coin Tosses (leads 674-670)

    02/01/2016 9:43:20 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    unbvelieveable! the fix is definitely in FEEL THE BERN
  • THOUSANDS of Democrats, Independents have CHANGED PARTY to Vote in GOP Caucus (VIDEO)

    02/01/2016 7:51:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Jeff Kaufmann: When I talk about intensity, Im talking about, were now getting about 100 phone calls and hour into RPI (Republican Party of Iowa)… To put that into perspective, we get usually 5 or 6 an hour normally. This is beyond the pale… A lot of Democrats and Independents are asking about changing their vote to Republican. The Secretary of State’s report last week indicated over 3,000 people have done that already. I think we’re going to see a little bit of a surge that way. Kuafmann credited the Trump and Rand Paul campaigns for this surge in new...
  • NATE SILVER: Here's who's favored to win the Iowa caucuses (Odds of winning: Trump 54%-Cruz 33%)

    02/01/2016 2:27:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 60 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Andy Kiersz
    FiveThirtyEight provides two projections for each race: A "polls-only" model that is based solely on public polling within a particular state, and a "polls-plus" model that additionally factors in national polling and endorsements from sitting governors and members of Congress. Looking at the Monday-night Iowa caucuses, the two models are more or less in agreement about each party's favorites: businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, the polls-plus model gives Trump a 46% chance of winning, compared with 39% for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, 14% for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,February 1,2016

    02/01/2016 2:26:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 1, 2016 | Mark Levin
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  • Iowa Caucus Live Thread

    02/01/2016 3:07:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 3,919 replies
    2/1/16
    A search shows that nobody's opened up a live thread for tonight's caucuses. So here goes. Predictions? For both the GOP and Dem nominations? Eyewitness Accounts? See any funny business going on?
  • Iowa Caucus DRUDGE Headlines UPDATE...

    02/01/2016 11:27:10 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    Drudge ^ | 1 Feb 2016
    TONIGHT! THISCLOSE... Trump's unorthodox campaign faces first test... Sanders Goes Negative Against Clinton... First-timers ready... Many won't decide -- until today... CADDELL: A Pre-Revolutionary Moment... REALCLEAR POLITICS POLLS... IA GOP DEM MICROSOFT CALLS FOR HILLARY BEFORE COUNTS VOTE! MSNBC Mitchell Predicts 'Legal Challenge'... BIGGEST TURNOUT IN IA HISTORY?
  • Quinnipiac poll: First-time caucusgoers boost Trump, Sanders in Iowa

    02/01/2016 10:52:28 AM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 01, 2016 | Kyle Balluck
    Trump's rise in the Quinnipiac poll is boosted by first-time Iowa voters: 40 percent say they will support him, compared with 22 percent for Cruz.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Republican Hate Speech Is "Far More Troubling" Than Attacks On My Parents

    02/01/2016 10:38:49 AM PST · by bryan999 · 95 replies
    Donald Trump has called your dad an abuser of women, and your mom his enabler. What do you think of his attacks on your parents? I find what Donald Trump — and many of the Republicans, because it's not only Mr. Trump — say about Americans far more troubling than what he says about my parents. And people have been attacking my parents my whole life, so maybe I am just inured to that, but I tend to think that people who are at the forefront of progress do attract more negative attention from those who want to protect the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 1,2016

    02/01/2016 8:56:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 180 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Ivanka Trump - Find Your Iowa Caucus Location

    01/30/2016 8:43:02 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 116 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 30, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Hi Iowa. I'm Ivanka Trump and I am really excited to tell you how to caucus for my father Donald J. Trump on February 1st. On February 1st at 6:30 pm show up at your caucus location. It will start at 7:00 sharp and it should only take around half an hour. So very very quick. It's a secret ballot, you just write down the name Trump and you're done. And that's it. Very exciting. So now in order to find your caucus location and I want to remind you it's not the same place you go to vote....
  • MOTUS’ Handy Hawkeye Cauci Guide: I’d Caucus For That Guy Even If...

    02/01/2016 6:23:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-1-2016 | MOTUS
    Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the Hawkeye Cauci! So grab your pork tenderloin sandwich and a couple of MAID-RITEs and caucus like your life depends on it. Because it does. So here are your cauci guidelines. “I would vote for the following candidates under the following circumstances…” Even if he shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die: Even if he shot a man in Reno in self-defense: Even if he shot a man in Reno, accidentally while cleaning his gun: Even if he shot a man in Reno, while demonstrating how dangerous firearms can...
  • Bernie Sanders’s latest eye-popping crowd in Iowa

    01/31/2016 8:51:30 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 81 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/2016 | WaPo
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  • The 'Magic Number' That Could Decide Trump vs. Cruz in Iowa

    01/31/2016 8:08:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2016 | Tim Alberta
    Des Moines, Iowa -- 135,000. That's the "magic number" to watch Monday night as Republican caucus-goers gather around the Hawkeye State to choose their presidential nominee, according to data collected and analyzed by numerous GOP campaign officials. Four years ago, a record-breaking number of Iowans -- 121,503 -- participated in the Republican caucuses. If turnout exceeds 135,000 this year, GOP insiders agree, it will be an indication that Donald Trump has attracted a significant number of new voters to the caucuses. And if the increase is even more drastic -- say, upwards of 150,000, which some Republicans believe is possible...
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Ivanka Trump explains how to caucus for her father

    01/30/2016 5:23:32 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Ivanka Trump is "really excited" to tell Iowa voters how to caucus for her father, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. In a video released by the Trump campaign, Ivanka Trump explains to voters how to find their caucus location and how to vote. "It's a secret ballot. You just write down the name 'Trump' and you are done. That's it! Very exciting." Watch Ivanka's explanation in the video above.
  • Election 2016: Snowstorm to unfold as thousands gather for Iowa Caucuses

    01/28/2016 8:30:04 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 11 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 1/28/2016 | Mark Leberfinger
    fter months of campaigning and jockeying for position, the 2016 Presidential Election season officially gets underway Monday, Feb. 1, with the Iowa Caucuses. Voters from Iowa's 99 counties will meet in caucus as the first step to determine who will represent the state at the Republican and Democratic national conventions. However, a winter storm moving from the Intermountain West is likely to cause snow to spread over a large part of the central and northern Plains during Monday night and Tuesday.
  • Gannett's Des Moines Register:How Do the Iowa Caucuses Work?

    01/26/2016 3:43:23 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 9 replies
    1/26/2016 | Nikos1121
    I've never attended an Iowa Caucus, and so I thought I'd research the process and describe it here. I would recommend that you view a short video by The Des Moines Register. I'm not allowed to post it here. So I'll post it below. IF THERE ARE ANY IOWA FREEPERS OUT THERE PLEASE WEIGH IN ON THIS DISCUSSSION. Basically speaking, the republicans do it one way, the democrats do it another way. HOW IT STARTS At 7 PM (CST) both parties meet, (in different locations)in all of Iowa’s 99 counties, in schools, veterans’ halls, other large venues and even homes....
  • Do Iowa voters really care about ethanol anymore?

    01/23/2016 7:55:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems like it may be a day late and a dollar short as the saying goes, but someone has decided to ask a question in Iowa this week which would normally border on blasphemy. Do Iowans really know much about the ethanol issue and, even more to the point, do they really care? Going by the conventional wisdom this seems like a preposterous prospect. Iowa is the domain of King Corn and it drives all things political out there, right? Well, the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) decided to take the question to the voters directly rather relying...
  • Iowa Caucus Finder

    01/22/2016 7:21:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | 1/22/16 | Donald J Trump
    FIND YOUR CAUCUS DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

    01/19/2016 1:35:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 185 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses. “I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign.
  • Trump calls for higher ethanol mandate

    01/19/2016 12:47:48 PM PST · by Nervous Tick · 359 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2016 | Timothy Kama
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ought to follow the ethanol volumes Congress set in 2007. “The EPA should ensure that biofuel ... blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress under the [renewable fuel standard],” Trump said. The mandate is popular in Iowa, which hosts the nation's first caucuses.
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

    01/19/2016 1:18:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1,281 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/19/2016 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    <p>Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state's caucuses.</p>