Trump Wins Iowa Caucuses, DeSantis Finishes Second

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Donald Trump won 51 percent of the Republican vote as the 2024 election cycle began with the former president taking the Iowa Caucuses by nearly 30 points.

“I want to thank everybody. This has been some period of time and most importantly we want to thank the great people of Iowa. Thank you we love you all. What a turnout, what a crowd,”

Former President Donald Trump

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earned 21 percent of the vote. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was in third with 19 percent.

Trump won 98 of the 99 counties in Iowa. The only county he lost (Johnson) was by one vote. As the presidential race moves east, Trump called for unity moving forward during his victory speech Monday night.

“I really think this is time now for everybody, our country to come together. We want to come together,” Trump says. “Whether it’s Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative, it would be so nice if we could come together and straighten out the world and straighten out the problems and straighten out all of the death and destruction that we’re witnessing.” Former President Donald Trump

Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his campaign on Monday night after finishing fourth in the Caucuses with nearly 8 percent of the vote. Ramaswamy also announced that he will be endorsing Trump.

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