Hillary Clinton Wins Democrat Iowa Caucus By Razor Thin Margin

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Feb 02, 2016 9:10 AM
Hillary Clinton Wins Democrat Iowa Caucus By Razor Thin Margin

UPDATE (Katie): Democrat Hillary Clinton has won the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, leaving her campaign very nervous about the strategy ahead. More from Fox News

Iowa's Democratic Party said early Tuesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had gained an insurmountable lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the state's caucuses, but stopped short of officially declaring her the winner

Early Tuesday, the Iowa Democratic Party said Clinton had been awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents while Sanders had received 695.49 state delegate equivalents with one precinct outstanding. That precinct was worth 2.28 state delegate equivalents — not enough for Sanders to make up the deficit.

(Justin): Although Hillary Clinton wins Iowa, Bernie Sanders may be the one with momentum heading into New Hampshire. In an extremely close race until the late hours of Monday night, Clinton takes the majority of Democratic delegates in Iowa.  

A late surge in recent weeks from the Sanders campaign and looming investigation from the FBI into Clinton's e-mail server may have caused this race to be closer than pundits had expected.