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>> this is a kcci 8 news is special. commitment 2016. iowa caucuses live from iowa's news leader. steve: this is iowa's news leader and we're going to give you the latest numbers we have on the democratic side. here we go. with 90% of the precincts reporting in, they are tied. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are tied. we told you earlier that martin o'malley has suspended his campaign. but look at that. dennis, can you believe it? dennis: it is the enthusiasm of the sanders supporters versus the organization of the clinton supporters. if you look in terms of traditional measures, the way we look at elections, the higher the income, the more likely -- the higher the income, the higher the age, the more likely
steve: --stacey: we have some new numbers are entrance polling of democratic caucus-goers. steve: this is 43% of the folks walking in the door man, 57% women on the democratic side tonight. dennis: that is a little higher skewed toward women in normal, but that is higher for democrats. steve: what does that say about this race? more likely to support hillary clinton. younger women are more likely to support bernie sanders. stacey: this is the man. sanders, 50%, clinton 44%. dennis: the men are more likely to vote sanders and i'm sure we had a figure there, it would
to vote for hillary clinton. steve: there are a lot of people who like the idea of the first female president but they are very concerned about the clinton baggage. weijia:--dennis: i know quite a lot of democratic women who remember what it is like to have it to get an education, a career. here is her choice, get married, be a secretary, nurse, teacher. a lot of them say to millennial women, you are taking for granted what we fought for as you apply to them at school, law school. the more mature women have this sense of identification with hillary clinton, even with the package. the younger women just don't have -- even with the baggage. steve: the e-mail information that came out on friday with 22
top-secret. the timing of that possibly impacting tonight's results. dennis: i have not seen anything that suggests that it has done much for the democrats. the republicans, if she is the nominee, will ride the horse to the end. the democrats see that simply as a full thing that shouldn't have happened. stacey: we have a graphic here on the age of clinton supporters. dennis: again, the older the folks, the more likely the arch support secretary clinton. younger people, ironically, are supporting the older candidate. steve: look at this, the age of sanders supporters. dennis: exactly the reverse. everybody likes his grandpa. stacey: what did clinton due to
what could clinton do to start targeting the younger demographic? dennis: she has to find a consistent message. she is bouncing around talking about national security, being the first woman president. early on, she talked about her granddaughter. she said in this one commercial, of course we want to of every opportunity she could possibly have. she has had a great life but she shouldn't have to be the granddaughter of a former president to have these opportunities. you could build a campaign around that. steve: it seems like bernie sanders has captured the idealism of youth. back when we were younger, the possibilities seemed endless. it seems like this and 74-year-old man has sent to these folks, i believe what you believe. follow me. dennis: kids like authenticity.
it is all about the message. i know college students who just swoon over him. it is the message, not the ego. i think a lot of sanders supporters think with hillary clinton, it is more ambition where is he is more authenticity. stacey: we need to check in with tabulation center in downtown des moines. cynthia: the iowa gop chair just came out and made an announcement on the stage and announce that 180,000 people caucuses tonight. it was an all-time high in iowa history and it shows that iowans believe in grassroots democracy. he says the enthusiasm here will carolina. ready to take control.
henderson, the head of the polk county democratic party. it can't get any closer than this. >> we're going to have to wait until all the votes are counted. it is going to be very close. it is a limit like 2012 with the republicans. cynthia: do you think it could be too close to call even tonight? >> i think they will have the numbers in by the end of the evening. but i can't tell from this board who -- from this board where we are looking for both from. that might dictate who might win. cynthia: how close does it have to be to be too close to call? >> at this point, i think you would want to count all the votes. cynthia: hillary had a very small organization, bernie had the enthusiasm and brought a lot of new caucus-goers. >> having you do something up right there. -- i think you just summed it up right there.
enthusiasm to the race and i think it has got a lot of new voters heading to the caucuses. it was always predicted to be a photo finish. cynthia: we heard hillary had to have a resounding win for her to consider a win. >> a win is a win. i think she will take anything she can get. senator sanders looks very good in new hampshire, so i'm sure he would like to make it to a row. i'm sure the secretary would like to not let that happen. cynthia: we will be standing by here to see who the winner is. steve: thank you very much. dennis, what happens to the supporters of one of the democratic candidates if the other one wins? dennis: a primary is like a fight in the family. and can be vicious, but you are still in the same family.
nominee, he or she is going to need the others supporters. a lot of the democrats say that, even of a support sanders, they could see voting for hillary clinton. as i look at especially the younger, the more idealistic supporters, if senator sanders were not to get the nomination, what would they do? would they stay at home or support her? stacey: we know the race in iowa is very tight, but in the national polls, clinton has a big lead over sanders. does that then start to change given this turnout? >> -- dennis: i have way so demographically different for me a lot of the states that follow. a live the more diverse population that supports the in. that will come into play in that what is happening. senator sanders has tried to reach out beyond simply that
here. continues. stacey: and they will need to draw independents. steve: we have a tug-of-war going on between hillary clinton and's -- and bernie sanders. todd is covering hillary clinton's campaign over at drake university. todd: continues to be a watch and wait. they know it is too close to call. former state representative wayne ford had a forum here just recently where he hosted hillary clinton. tell me about what you think this means when the numbers are so close between sanders and clinton. >> we all knew it was going to be a close race. at my precinct, there was a lot
i have never seen this kind of crowd at all the caucuses. i still believe that clinton is going to pull it off. i think the baby boomers and millennial's are fighting this out. we believe in an established leader, millennial are believing in sanders. todd: eight years ago, he supported obama, now on the clinton camp. what changed your mind? >> she said a lot of things. but when she said she would make criminal justice are number one priority when she got to washington dc, all the challenges we have, that is why i changed my mind and i supported her. todd: beckford much for joining us, we appreciate it. one of many people still waiting here.
tug-of-war. back and forth, back and forth. dennis: looking at the democrats website, is showing about 145 precincts still need to report in terms of determining the state delegate equivalents. it really could go either way. tom henderson said a win is a win, but with the caucuses, we're talking about perception and so forth. when hillary clinton started off as the prohibitive favorite, nobody gave bernie sanders any shot whatsoever. of course, they talked about possibly beating her in this. there were questions about his organization. but even to finish in a virtual tie is a significant victory for sanders. the key problem for him, as we talked about, is even if he sort of rice this through new
beyond that? it continues to show that she has a certain weakness that she has got to deal with. steve: sanders has been stressing the last couple of weeks, turnout, turnout, turnout. dennis: and he has not run a terribly negative campaign, either. steve: we want to check in with -- stacey: we want to check in with laura terrell, who is with the sanders campaign. laura: a lot of energy in his room. lots of chanting. it is very loud. it is like a party holiday concert. -- like a party, like a concert. i have noticed that all of his campaign staffers and officials are kind of mia. that is because they are watching the results coming upstairs in private with the senator. the market is so narrow right now that nobody really knows
everyone is just sort of anxiously watching the numbers come in. it is pretty incredible. this is a senator from vermont who no one really had ever heard of before, who in may was down several points by hillary clinton. everyone here tonight is wondering if he could beat the candidate who had more resources, money, name recognition. bernie sanders, his supporters, they are enthusiastic. it wasn't known if they would show up tonight, and it seems that they did. i can tell you that it is a lot of fun in here. people are really waiting to celebrate a victory. stacey: take one other look at the numbers here. 91 of the precincts reporting
there he is right there, taking the stage, ted cruz. stacey: you can see all the reporters trying to capture the candidate as he makes his way trying to deliver his each and address is reporters. stacey: it looks like his strategy work here in the state of iowa. dennis: he was -- i thought he gave the impression with so much of the advertising firing at rubio, it made me wonder if he was sort of giving up on beating trop and keeping rubio from closing. he focused again, as we have seen, on increasing the turnout from conservative evangelicals. 62, 60 4% of the republicans, that is high.
stacey: the record turnout on the republican side more than 180,000 benefits ted cruz. did he read some of those evangelicals that had caucus before? dennis: i was cautious people to remember crews a strategy, that he would want to claim that a bump in turnout would be likely to help him. it didn't seem to do much for any of the other candidates. fit in there. however much it helped trop, it seemed to have helped crews. steve: apparently there are others who are doing better. even john kasich is doing better out of new hampshire. does this give cruz much of a bump anywhere else? dennis: south carolina has something like two thirds
in 2012, they didn't support rick santorum, but newt gingrich. steve: let's hear from texas senator ted cruz, the winner of the 2016 iowa caucus. sen. cruz: god bless the great state of iowa. [applause] let me first of all say, to god be the glory. tonight is a victory for the grassroots. [applause] tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across
nation. tonight, the state of iowa has spoken. iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. [applause] will not be chosen by the washington establishment. [applause] will not be chosen by the lobbyists. [applause] but will be chosen by the most incredible, powerful force,
our nation, by we, the people, the american people. [applause] tonight, thanks to the incredible hardware of everyone gathered here, of courageous conservatives across this state, we, together, urged the votes of 46,608 iowans. [applause] to put in perspective your incredible victory that you have won tonight, that is the most votes ever cast for any republican primary winner.
>> ted, ted, ted! sen. cruz: tonight is a victory for millions of americans who shoulder the burden of seven years of washington deals run amok. tonight is a victory for every american who has watched in dismay as career politicians in washington, in both parties, reviews to listen and to often fail to keep their commitments to the people. tonight is a victory for every american who understands that after we survive eight long years of the obama presidency, that no one personality can right the wrongs done by washington. the millions who understand that it is a commitment to the
insistence that we rise and return to a higher standard, the very standard that gave birth to the greatest nation that the world has ever known. [applause] to the revolutionary understanding that all men and all women are created equal. that our rights do not come from the democratic party or the republican party or even from the tea party. our rights come from our creator. [applause] and the federal government's role, the federal government's responsibility is to defend those fundamental rights, to defend us. and while americans will continue to suffer under a president who has set an agenda
across this country, i want to remind you of the promise of scripture. weeping may and door for a morning. [applause] tonight, iowa has proclaimed to the world, morning is coming. morning is coming. from day one, this campaign has been a movement. from millions of americans off this country -- americans across this country to organize, to come together. cannot keep the people down.
people's commitments to their yearning to get back to our core commitments. free-market principles, constitutional liberties, and the judeo-christian values that built this great nation. [applause] when washington lobbyists settled other candidates in this race, when the media in one voice said a conservative cannot win, nationwide, over 800,000 contributions poured in to te dcruz.org as courageous conservatives said yes we can! 800,000 contributions at tedc
contribution of $67. that is the power of the grassroots. but it is more than that. it is 12,000 volunteers here at the state of iowa. it is over 200,000 volunteers all across this great nation. stacey: you were listening to republican texas senator ted cruz. steve: and here is hillary clinton. she is just taking the stage at the olmstead center on the drake university campus. todd magel is there. former senator harkin and
sac -- tom vilsac. todd magel, if you can hear us, please set the scene. it sounds like it sounds like is very, very loud. todd: that years have been loud all night long. they were the loudest, of course, when hillary clinton came out with bill clinton a few moments ago. senator tom harkin introduced her, saying they are ecstatic with the win in iowa. they are going to take this all the way to new hampshire and the white house, according to him. it is very close, but they say those numbers are a win. ms. clinton: what a great campaign this has been. an incredible honor to campaign across iowa with so many of you,
future we want for the democratic party and for the united states of america. [applause] there is so much at stake in this election. i don't need to tell you. every single one of you who came out for me, who works so many hours, from my young organizers with energy and passion to the families and friends across the state, i am deeply grateful. i love all of you. here's what i want you to know. it is rare that we have the opportunity we do now. to have a real contest of ideas. to really think hard about what
and what we want the future of our country to look like if we do our part to build it. i am a progressive who gets things done for people. [applause] i am honored to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough, that standing still is not an option, and that brings people together, defines ways forward that will improve the lives of americans. i look back over the years from the very first job i had at the children's defense fund. [applause] i know what we are capable of doing. i know we can create more good-paying jobs and raise incomes are hard-working americans again.
job of universal health care coverage for every single man, woman, and child. [applause] i know we can combat climate energy superpower of the 21st century. [applause] i know we can make our education system works for everyone of our disadvantages. i know we can make college off the backs of young people. and i know we can protect our rights, women's rights, gay rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, workers rights. i know we can stand up to the gun lobby and get common sense
how do we do that? we do that by securing the nomination and then we do it by winning and going into the white house as others before have, determined to push forward on the great goals and values that unite us as americans. i congratulate my esteemed friends and opponents. i wish governor o'malley the very best. he is a great public servant who has served maryland and our country. and i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america.
finally began to have what i think is one of the most important, substantive conversations that the democratic party could have. i am thrilled at all of the people who are playing a part in that. i know that we may have differences of opinion about how best to achieve our goals. but i believe we have a very clear idea that the democratic party and this campaign stands for what is best in america. we have to be united when it is all said and done. we have to be united against a republican vision and candidates who would drive us apart and divide us.
i followed their campaign very closely. i understand what they are appealing to and i attend -- i intend to stand against it. [applause] i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress we have made to be successful because we cannot afford that. as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief -- thank you, iowa. [applause] i want you to know i will keep doing what i have done my entire life. i will be standing up for you. i will keep fighting for you. i will always work to achieve the america that i believe in, where the promise of that dream that we hold out to our children and our grandchildren never