Trump Nails Iowa Caucus, Ramaswamy Bows Out

ER Editor: A twofer, from and Real Raw News, which has a backchannel story about Nikki Haley.

Readers may also be interested in this report from Clandestine, titled

Iowa Final Analysis

No GOP candidate has ever won the Iowa Caucus by more than 12 points. Trump just won it by 30 with 95% reporting.

This HISTORIC landslide is a catastrophic indicator for DeSantis, Haley, and Vivek supporters, as well as the Dems.

Trump LOST Iowa in 2016 to Ted Cruz, 27.6% to 24.3%. Trump just secured 51% of the vote by himself in 2024. That’s a seismic shift. Even if the anti-Trumpers were to go all-in on one candidate, they STILL couldn’t beat Trump.


Trump Gives Speech After Winning Iowa Caucus; Ramaswamy To End Campaign

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Update (2323ET): As predicted, Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the Iowa Caucus by the Associated Press. Trump beat both Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley by nearly 30 points and 40 points respectively, in line with the final NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll.

Trump won every county counted.

According to Bloomberg, Vivek Ramaswamy is ending his 2024 campaign and endorsed Trump.

Trump, likely after finding out that Ramaswamy wouldn’t continue, credited Vivek for doing a ‘hell of a job.’

Here’s what an aggregate of popular betting markets think right now:

Now all the Republicans need to do is ensure it’s a fair election. Hilarious.

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In chilly Iowa, Republican candidates are making their final appeals before gathering for a 7 p.m. Caucus – during which party members will plead their case for various candidates they would like to see on the ballot. All times mentioned are local.

Voters eager to participate in the caucus are expected to face temperatures of -2 degrees, and 35 degrees below zero with wind chill factor, which would break the state’s 1972 record for coldest caucus day by a longshot, per the Des Moines Register.

Donald Trump – the party’s clear frontrunner by a wide margin, plans to call caucus captains throughout the day, and will release a video message for supporters.

The former president canceled in-person rallies scheduled over the weekend due to sever weather, but will hold a watch party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Did we mention the wide margin? The former president is also way ahead in endorsements by fellow Republicans.

Trump has the backing of well over 100 GOP governors and members of Congress — including more than 20 U.S. senators and top House members like Speaker Mike Johnson — outpacing his rivals for the party’s nomination in all of those categories. On Sunday he added more: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. –NPR

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold three campaign events today – stopping in Sergeant Bluff, Council Bluffs, and Cedar Rapids.

He will also attend an evening caucus before proceeding to his campaign watch party in West Des Moines, the Epoch Times reports.

DeSantis has the backing of key Iowans, including the state’s GOP governor, Kim Reynolds. He is also endorsed by Iowa evangelical leader, Bob Vander Platts.

Nimrata ‘Nikki’ Haley will appear at a tele-town hall at 5 p.m., while her watch party will be held at 8 p.m. in West Des Moines.

Haley, while lacking notable endorsements in Iowa, did pick up a key endorsement from the next state on the primary calendar, New Hampshire, where Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has thrown his support behind her.

Vivek Ramaswamy started the day with a town hall meeting in Urbandale, after which he held a 10:30 a.m. rally in Waterloo. Later, he will appear in Cedar Rapids at 1 p.m., before moving on to the Surety Hotel in Des Moines for a 5 p.m. caucus night party.

Stay tuned for updates…



White Hats Arrest Campaign Staffer for Nikki Haley in Iowa


United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents on Sunday night arrested a member of Nikki Haley’s campaign staff for offering voters $1000 prepaid debit cards in exchange for casting a ballot for her boss, a source at the CID’s headquarters told Real Raw News.

As reported yesterday, White Hats sent an unspecified number of undercover investigators to Iowa, to watch caucus activities for signs of election fraud. Tonight, Iowans across the state, encompassing 1,697 districts in 99 counties, will gather en masse at schools and community centers to participate in their first-in-the-nation caucus, casting secret ballots for candidates of choice in what ought to be a fair-and-square election. If experience has taught White Hats one thing, though, it is that the anti-Trump crowd, Republicans and Democrats alike, will utilize every dirty trick in the book to stop him from officially returning to his rightful seat in the Oval Office.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. yesterday, an undercover CID agent was mingling with locals at a Des Moines bar when an attractive woman in her 20s approached their table and introduced herself as a foot soldier for Nikki Haley’s campaign. She spoke briefly about disliking the current weather before asking the group if they supported Haley, whose real name is Nimarata Randhawa. The woman introduced herself as “Joan,” and she smiled and made small talk and eventually asked the group whether she could leave pamphlets on the table highlighting Haley’s “spectacular” campaign promises to make Iowans prosperous. She placed five brochures on the bar table, smiled, and sauntered to a different table.

The CID agent opened the brochure, and inside was a prepaid VISA gift card. He asked others at the table if their brochures also held an unexpected gift, which they did. He phoned the number on the back of the card and discovered it was a valid gift card with a balance of $1000. After politely excusing himself, the CID agent telephoned a second agent who was a mile away chatting with potential voters at another watering hole. The second agent joined the first, and together they surveilled “Joan” as she passed out an additional 40 or 50 brochures at the bar.

Afterward, they discreetly tailed “Joan” from the bar to a motel on the opposite side of the city, intercepting her as she exited her vehicle and began sauntering to the entrance. The investigators informed “Joan” she was being detained for “suspicion of election fraud,” placed her in handcuffs, and drove her to a CID safehouse, one of several White Hats have set up throughout the state.

“Joan,” it turns out, wasn’t a “Joan” at all. Our source didn’t share her true identity but said she was a low-level staffer who joined the Haley campaign in September. “Joan,” our source said, insisted handing out cash was her own idea and that Nikki Haley had no knowledge of her actions, and denied inferences of bribing Iowans to vote for Haley. Reportedly cheerful, “Joan” claimed she purchased the gift cards with her personal savings and was simply “spreading love and light” to the people of Iowa.

Our source said “Joan” will remain in custody while White Hats pursue the investigation.




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