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Early Iowa Caucus Results

posted on January 3, 2008 at 9:00 PM

It appears that we have had huge turnout tonight in the caucus on January 3, 2008. We talked about what kind of turnout there would be for Barack Obama or a Mike Huckabee. It appears that the turnout was very large.

This is a look at a few of the precincts across the state of Iowa tonight. This is in Johnston, Iowa, where there was standing room only in many locations where their precincts were at. Double to even triple some of the numbers they've seen in the past.

The same was the case in West Des Moines as well, as was the site where I was at the school there on the south side of town where they were standing in the halls in four different rooms trying to get everybody across. We're hearing the same things about Grimes, in Bettendorf, and also in Des Moines, across the state.

It appears it's on both sides as well, both Democrats and Republicans turning out tonight in large numbers. Here are some of the numbers and the way things have turned out tonight for our results. Let's take a look at some of those numbers that we have right now.

Let's start with the Republicans: Mike Huckabee, 35 percent; Romney, 24; Thompson, 14; McCain 12. That's the way that's looking.

In the Democratic race: Barack Obama, 35 percent; Edwards 30; Clinton 30, but they're very close. Richardson, Biden, uncommitted, and then Dodd are the way those are shaking out. Again, it's Obama, Edwards, and Clinton.

Edwards and Clinton, a very few tenths of a percent separate those two. Richardson is at 1.9 percent compared to 30 percent. So a very large comparison there.

And Mike Huckabee is going to win the Iowa Republican caucus tonight. Well, we'll know more in about an hour.

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