Sanders relied on the will of the people throughout his campaign against the Establishment.
This people-should-rule campaign is a thud to Clinton's campaign, so desperate already, she is placing placing her hopes already on the super-delegates.
Reports Tony Leys for the Des Monies Register:
'I think the people of Iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment and, by the way, to the media establishment,' Bernie Sanders told supporters.
Many political experts dismissed Sanders’ chances when he joined the race last May. But the Vermont senator drew increasingly big and enthusiastic crowds by relentlessly projecting his passion to fight economic injustice.
He lives this. He’s the real deal,' said Lloyd Levine, 62, of Des Moines, a retiree who watched Sanders speak at Grand View University on Sunday night. 'He’s speaking the truth, and he’s supported these issues all his life.'
Grassroots v. the Establishment
From the Bleeding Heartland:
2:30 am: The Iowa Democratic Party released a statement a few minutes ago, which I’ve enclosed below. According to the party, statewide turnout was 171,109, much higher than I expected but nearly 70,000 below the record turnout of 2008. The party says 'Clinton has been awarded 699.57 state delegate equivalents, Bernie Sanders has been awarded 695.49 state delegate equivalents, Martin O’Malley has been awarded 7.68 state delegate equivalents and uncommitted has been awarded .46 state delegate equivalents.'
O'Malley announced he is suspending his campaign.
The Clinton campaign looked dazed and confused last night, as its massive campaign infrastructure coronating her as the nominee met the will of the citizenry who in theory elect public officials in American democracy.
Reports Jason Noble of the Des Monies Register: "In all five situations [where a coin toss took place], Clinton won the toss."
The state delegate equivalent totals as of early this morning are just outside the margin of coin tosses.
Hillary Clinton decided she is entitled to win, the people voting in the Democratic Party primary for the presidency the have different thoughts on the topic. We should all listen before the Democratic Party rigs the election and blows a historic opportunity.