The winner of the primary election among Republicans in Iowa was Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, who scored more votes than the «highest rated» billionaire Donald trump.
All leading TV channels of America reported on the victory cruise to completion of the counting of votes.
Ted Cruz scored with 27.7%, Donald trump is 24.3%, Marco Rubio for 23.1%.
The former Arkansas Governor and Evangelical pastor Mike Huckabee has declared, that withdraws from the race for the Republican nomination for President of the USA, informs RIA Novosti.
Among Democrats there is no clear winner. Former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton (after counting 95% of the votes) is gaining 49.8 per cent, and the Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders – 49,6%.
Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’malley withdrew his candidacy and dropped out of the race for the democratic nomination for President of the United States.
The so-called «Caucus meetings» (Caucus), primary elections in Iowa marked the beginning of presidential primaries in the United States.
If traditional primaries represent ordinary voting at polling stations, «the Caucuses», the title of which is taken from the language of the Indians of the Algonquin tribe and means the Assembly of elders, most similar to the contests of debate. The Caucus meetings typically occur on the premises of schools and churches, in small towns and even in the homes of private persons. From each party in the Iowa Caucuses is 99, the number of districts in the state. At Caucus meetings the representatives of each candidate in a few hours make campaign speeches, and at the end of the debate, the Republicans write the name of their candidate on a piece of paper and throw it in a makeshift ballot box, while Democrats are divided into groups of supporters of each candidate and choose the favorite, considering the number of people in each group.
Despite the fact that the population of Iowa is only three million people and cannot be considered as representative because the state is predominantly white population, the Caucuses in Iowa are vital in the presidential primaries in the United States and often set the tone for the rest of the campaign.
It has a couple of reasons. First, since 1972 the Caucuses in Iowa are the first intra-party elections for the post of the candidate in presidents of the United States, and therefore very widely covered in the press. Secondly, with regard to candidates from the Republican party, given the very strong lobby of Evangelical Christians in some other, predominantly southern States countries, in particular in such as Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North and South Carolina, the votes of the Republicans, as a rule, the candidate who won the elections among Evangelical Christians in Iowa.
Note that since 1972, the presidential candidate of the Republican party in 50% of cases was the candidate who won the election in Iowa. The candidate of the Democratic party became the winner of the Caucuses in Iowa in 43% of cases.
American media noted that the establishment of the Republican party before trying intra-party elections to prevent the victory of Donald trump. Most donors support Republican Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. In this case, the financiers of wall Street believe Rubio is the only candidate capable of bypassing elections Hillary Clinton, if she becomes the democratic candidate, and Ted Cruz, backed by «tea party» (Tea Party movement), has the support of more conservative donors, which, interestingly, includes not only libertarians, evangelicals, anti-abortion activists and supporters carrying weapons, but also members of the Pro-Israel lobby.
According to many analysts, the Republican party elections in Iowa are much more important than Democratic. At the same time, many of them say that the defeat of trump at this stage will greatly affect the future of the campaign billionaire.