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Pete Buttigieg is declaring victory in Iowa—without any results in

There is one problem.


David Covucci


Posted on Feb 3, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:21 pm CDT

As the Iowa caucus results were delayed and delayed, candidates began taking the stage at rallies to discuss the situation.

With the Iowa Democratic Party struggling to report an accurate vote count due to “inconsistencies,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) all spoke to their most ardent supporters, expressing some form of hope that, when the results came in, they’d be victorious.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg tried an entirely different strategy. Declaring victory.

As he opened his speech before a crowd of supporters, he said: “What a night, because tonight, an improbable hope became an undeniable reality.”

It’s hard to call something undeniable when there is no proof, but Buttigieg went on.

“So we don’t know all the results, but we know, by the time it’s all said and done Iowa, you have shocked the nation. Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious.”

He doubled down on the claim on Twitter.

Zero precincts have reported, but Buttigieg sure seems to know something others don’t.

Is he right? We’ll find out tomorrow.



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*First Published: Feb 3, 2020, 11:55 pm CST