Donald Trump says Ted Cruz 'stole' Iowa

Donald Trump says Ted Cruz 'stole' Iowa

"Trump had gone into Monday's caucus voting ahead of the Texas senator by five percentage points in a key poll but Cruz ended up winning, four points ahead of the NY billionaire".

The impetus for Trump's fraud accusation appeared to be an erroneous claim from Cruz's campaign Monday night during the caucuses that Ben Carson was poised to drop out of the race.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) - a former candidate in the 2016 presidential race who has since endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) since dropping out of the race - said he thinks Bush might be "toast" if he can't gain ground on Sen.

After leading in almost all of the polls heading into the Iowa caucus, the GOP frontrunner took in 24.3% of the vote to Mr Cruz' 27.7%. He finished with 9.3 percent. The Cruz campaign's move was morally wrong, but so far we haven't seen evidence it was consequential.

For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton was seeking to turn a narrow victory in Iowa over Vermont Sen.

"He's a good guy, but he came in third and you made it sound like he had a victory but I didn't - and I came in second!"

"What we saw last night was we saw that old Reagan coalition coming back together again", Cruz said, to applause.

New Hampshire is a very different place, and promises a very different sort of election, from Iowa and its caucus.

Both Sanders and Clinton touched down in New Hampshire Tuesday as Sanders' team plans to wage a serious campaign in the state. Mr Rubio is trying to be the Republican establishment's preferred alternative to Mr Trump or Mr Cruz.

The "VOTER VIOLATION" mailer was also done by the Cruz campaign, and he got plenty of bad publicity about it in the final 48 hours, including a denunciation from Iowa's Secretary of State.

"I think Rubio will get what he needed out of Iowa, which is to come into New Hampshire as one of the stories", Dante Scala, associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, told the Los Angeles Times.

"As I stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief", Clinton told the crowd. "I didn't devote tremendous time to it", he said.

"They apologized after the caucus was over; how does that help?" added Trump.

"We are going to unify this party, and we are going to unify the conservative movement", Rubio, who benefited from higher-than-expected voter turnout and strong support from evangelical and undecided voters, said in his speech.

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