Buttigieg, Sanders Share First Place in Iowa

Sanders wins the popular vote but splits the delegates with Buttigieg.

  • Democratic presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders tied in the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
  • Sanders won the popular vote but split the delegates with the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
  • Elizabeth Warren placed third, followed by former vice president Joe Biden.
  • President Donald Trump handily won the Republican caucuses, which also took place on Monday.

Results

First Alignment Final Alignment Delegates
Buttigieg 37,596 (21.3%) 43,274 (25%) 14
Sanders 43,699 (24.8%) 45,842 (26.6%) 12
Warren 32,611 (18.5%) 34,934 (20.2%) 8
Biden 26,322 (14.9%) 23,630 (13.7%) 6
Klobuchar 22,474 (12.7%) 21,121 (12.2%) 1
Yang 8,929 (5%) 1,759 (1%) 0
Steyer 3,054 (1.7%) 413 (.2%) 0

1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination. Table does not list candidates who won under .5 percent, nor uncommitted caucusgoers.

Analysis

  • Steve Keller: Buttigieg now needs to start overperforming in places that are far less suited to him than Iowa.
  • Nick Ottens: If Biden doesn’t recover, and Buttigieg underperforms in Nevada and South Carolina, there would be a real opening for Bloomberg.