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Iowa caucus rigged, say Donald Trump campaign staff

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Donald Trump’s campaign staff have suggested the Democratic party is rigging the results of the Iowa caucus, after a delay in results was reported.

Donald Trump's campaign staff have suggested the Democratic party is rigging the results of the Iowa caucus, after a delay in results was reported.

The Iowa Democratic Party have held off releasing results in the first vote of the 2020 election to maintain "quality control".

"And by 'Quality Control' they mean fixing the results to get the candidate the Democrat Overlords in DC want," Donald Trump Jr wrote on Twitter.

But Mr Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale has outright suggested foul-play via Twitter.

"Quality control=rigged," Mr Parscale tweeted.

https://twitter.com/parscale/status/1224533010890002434

Trump student leader Ryan Fournier made the same argument.

https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/status/1224533751256047618

Raising the spectre of party foul-play has been a major part of Mr Trump's campaign style.

Sensing that Bernie Sanders voters might switch to him in the general election, Mr Trump has repeatedly suggested that the Democratic nomination would be taken from him.

Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has suggested the Iowa caucus has been rigged.

It's a similar argument he made in 2016, where enough Sanders supporters voted for him to sway the general election.

When Mr Trump lost the 2016 Republican Iowa caucus to Ted Cruz, he also accused the contest of being rigged.

How does the Iowa caucus work?

Calculating the results of a caucus is a complicated process.

A primary vote is carried out in a similar fashion to an Australian election, with a ballot cast in private.

Elizabeth Warren speaks to a caucus crowd before the vote.

But in the Iowa caucus, voters gather in a room together, standing in the corner of their preferred candidate to be counted.

If the candidate has less than 15 per cent in a particular precinct, their supporters can move to support their second choice.

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Pete Buttigieg stands a good chance in the Iowa caucus.

In the Republican caucus, Mr Trump has won an overwhelming victory as expected.

Mr Trump is being challenged by former Governor William Weld and former Congressman Joe Walsh, but Mr Trump is set to get more than 95 per cent of the vote.

Bernie Sanders is the narrow favourite in the Iowa caucus.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/iowa-caucus-rigged-say-donald-trump-campaign-staff-bernie-sanders/f0a454a0-b3be-44ce-a785-3928208b4ca9

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