Tonight, voters in Iowa, the birthplace of democracy, are participating in something called a “caucus,” which, according to the New York Times on Snapchat, has something to do with popcorn. We will be updating this post with Democratic results and bad tweets as they come.
8:55 pm – Hillary Clinton leads with 17 percent of precincts reporting.
9:07 pm – Hillary Clinton leads with 29 percent of precincts reporting
We're literally watching people count ballots on TV right now. What is my life.— NickBaumann (@NickBaumann) February 2, 2016
Don’t touch that dial.
9:16 pm – Bernie Sanders is gaining on Clinton with 41 percent of precincts reporting
10:00 pm – Despite creeping up to 0.6 percent, Martin O’Malley has suspended his campaign
Martin omalley you got a children's book ass name. You sound like the mailman in a town where everyone's a bear— Breakfast Haver (@weedguy420boner) January 17, 2016
10:06 pm – Sanders hits 49 percent with 77 percent reporting; Clinton at 50.3 percent
Shirt? Check. Belt buckle? Check. MUTHERFRIGGIN' BERN??? CHECK. pic.twitter.com/Rsl1R6U1X0— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) February 2, 2016
10:20 pm – Damn it’s close as hell
remember when hillary clinton decapitated lincoln chafee 😞— Greg Howard (@greghoward88) February 2, 2016
R.I.P. Lincoln Chafee.
10:35 pm – Clinton surrogates are declaring victory, but that seems presumptuous
Clinton camp claiming victory. They're up slightly now, but I'm seeing at least as many Sanders precincts still out as Clinton.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) February 2, 2016
10:45 pm – Clinton drops below 50 percent
11:20 pm – Clinton begins to pull away
Reporters with Sanders and Clinton report that each candidate is going to declare victory— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 2, 2016
11:40 pm – And then the gap narrows again
They don't look too happy. But sticker cheeks guy is enjoying himself pic.twitter.com/L3yjkYWjd0— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) February 2, 2016
11:55 – Bernie Sanders is smiling for the first time in his life
Sanders calls it a "virtual tie" says "the results are still not known."— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 2, 2016
Sanders says "I wanna take his opportunity to congratulate secretary Clinton and her org. for waging a very vigorous campaign."— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 2, 2016
Bernie says to O'Malley: "it's never easy to lose" lol— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 2, 2016