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nation. >> for the democrats, a dead heat. >> we will transform this country. thank you all very much. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton locked in a virtual tie. >> join me, let's go win the nomination. >> a momentous beginning to the presidential election. we're live in iowa with all angles covered and complete analysis. and we do say good tuesday morning, everyone. we'll start with the upset in iowa. >> despite enjoying a wide and steady lead in the polls donald trump has been handed a stunning defeat by texas senator ted cruz caucus. the fiery conservative wildly un unpopular by his own party's
trump after wooing the state's influential evangelical leaders. >> here's how it shook out. cruz beating trump by 4 percentage points and a surprisingly strong showing by florida senator marco rubio place. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton defeating -- declaring victory overnight but many think the neck and neck race with bernie sanders still too close to call. >> and the projected numbers do bear that out. a race split 50/50. >> in the first real test, there is no grand slam winner showing just how divided voters are in iowa. >> it could be an indication of the broader challenge, the candidates are now facing as they move ahead. abc's lana zak is live in des moines, iowa, with the latest. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and kendis. yes, the votes are still being counted here in iowa, but one thing is certain, those once presumed front-runners are watching their backs now as anything can happen in iowa.
this was the closest caucus in history. >> it looks like we are in a virtual virtual tie. >> reporter: a razor thin margin separates bernie sanders and hillary clinton in iowa, a rac too close to call. in some precincts a coin toss broke the delegate tie. >> tails. >> tails. >> reporter: the clinton campaign saying this morning they believe they won. but clinton didn't officially declare victory in her speech, instead she took on the republicans. >> i will not let their divisiveness, their efforts to rip away the progress that we've de be successful. so, as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> reporter: by contrast it was a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to america and the world morning is coming. >> reporter: and trump was
finish. >> iowa, we love, you. we thank you. i think i might come here and buy a farm. i love it, okay. >> reporter: just one point behind him marco rubio riding a wave of support. >> for months they told us because she offered so much optimism we had no chance. >> reporter: and already we're seeing signs of the field is winnowing. martin o'malley and mike huckabee announcing they will be suspending their campaigns with potentially more to come as we head now into new hampshire. reena, kendis. >> all right, new hampshire just one week away, lana zak in des moines for us, thank you. as you just heard there in the words of bernie sanders he and hillary clinton are locked in a virtual tie. >> the clinton campaign however declared victory overnight after this upbeat rally that lana alluded to and avoided a loss like she suffered in 2008. matthew dowd explains what's next. >> like donald trump she had an
to put the race away with a clear victory tonight. she didn't get that so now she faces a likely loss in new hampshire so the next place she can win is south carolina, so that race is now which could have been shortened if she had won tonight overwhelmingly is now going to be a much longer race and go into march for sure. >> iowa voters delivered a split decision for the republicans, as well, but ted cruz took the lead away from donald trump to win. >> trump barely ahead of marco rubio whose strong performance was another big headline. abc's thrill director rick klein on the state of that race. >> reporter: now there are two viable alternatives to trump, one in ted cruz, the surprise even comeback winner taking on the conservative path and then marco rubio, another 40-something cuban-american senator finishing a close third place offering an optimistic vision. to donald trump republicans a question of regrouping. are his supporters for real and now the next one in new
even more important. trump now trying to bounce back, show his initial surge in the polls was for real now that voters are weighing in, a big-time curveball here in iowa. reena and kendis. >> thanks to rick klein in des moines. overnight the candidates are taking to social media. >> well, usual vocal donald trump staying off twitter but hillary clinton wasted no time tweeting so grateful to everyone who gives your all to support this campaign. you made this possible. >> ted cruz already looking forward to being on stage with clinton tweeting last night, i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton. we will win by speaking the truth. >> and marco rubio asking for support after a big night saying thank you for a great night, iowa. donate now, help us continue the momentum. of course. good time to ask. the iowa results shook up the republican field and now candidates are battling for new hampshire. ohio governor john kasich held three town hall meetings yesterday and new jersey governor chris christie also in
hampshire primary one week from tonight. >> and our political team will be heading to new hampshire. the next republican debate right here on abc, it is this saturday, moderated by "world news tonight" an authorize david muir "this week" co-anchor martha raddatz. >> stay with abc news for the latest on the caucuses later in "the pulse" more on that coin flip giving clinton a precinct win and live coverage on "good morning america." still ahead, the other big story out of iowa this morning, tracking the massive blizzard that is taking shape. >> and global emergency. because of the zika virus, the cdc adding more countries to its travel alert. a train derails and catches fire forcing people to evacuate their homes. some new details in overnight. there's no one i'd rather... share with. no one i'd rather have dinner and a movie with.
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it was a travel nightmare for drivers in southern utah as heavy snow and strong winds made the roads treacherous. some long distance truckers pulled over while others just slowed down along interstate 15. and drivers may have pulled over but that storm system, well, it keeps heading st. >> as you can see earlier that radar map reaches the plains states today right there. heavy snow to the north, severe thunderstorms in the southern plains. >> let's get the complete forecast from accuweather's paul williams. paul, good morning. >> thank you, kendis, reena, we are tracking a very dangerous storm that is sliding throughout the midwest. now we're expecting it to move from denver right into nebraska and kansas into iowa and right up towards wisconsin. talking about problems with whiteouts, significant road closures as a result of this, blowing and drifting snow.
the warmer side, we have a serious threat of severe weather covering the deep south entire lower mississippi valley region which includes mississippi, alabama, as well as up towards missouri, arkansas and louisiana, but right here where we see the greatest risk along the mississippi river a targeted area of possible tornadoes and tuesday, travel delays up towards minnesota. a business headline. google's parent company holes the top spot on the list of world's most valuable companies. when the market opens this morning, alphabet will be worth about $544 billion. that's about 6 billion more than apple. the iphone maker had been the most valuable public company since 2011. free snacks are coming back to american airlines,s nation's biggest carrier says they will available on some cross country flights this month. coach and all domestic flights will enjoy them by april.
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speech that claimed neither victory nor defeat then just a short time ago her campaign calling her the winner. >> on the republican side ted cruz pulled out a victory over donald trump by trash talking the washington elites at every campaign stop. billionaire donald trump who trash talked pretty much everybody barely hung on to second place. marco rubio with a strong third place finish now positioning himself as a moderate alternative but it was ted cruz who really put donald trump to the test, and abc's jon karl was at cruz's headquarters last night. >> reporter: ted cruz is the first republican to get into a brawl with donald trump and to beat him. this was a triumphant organization. he did it with a single-minded focus on iowa and the evangelical voters that dominate here. as for donald trump, he has a new title, loser after dominating the polls for months, he has now lost the first contest, in fact, marco rubio had such a strong showing here, 23%, that he almost beat trump out for second place.
donald trump is now on his way to new hampshire, a state where he has a huge lead, far bigger than he ever had in iowa, so stay tuned. we've got a long way to go. >> and something else we're just noticing, someone appears to be having fun with donald trump. if you go to losers.com, it actually redirects you to trump's wikipedia page. "good morning america" will have a complete wrap-up including a live interview with senator marco rubio later this morning. now to the other story we're following, the zika virus outbreak is a global health emergency. world health officials meeting in geneva made the declaration yesterday in response to the rapid spread of the virus, zika has been linked to thousands of causes of birth defects in babies, mostly in south america. the cdc has added four more countries to its travel alert because of the virus, american samoa, costa rica, nicaragua and curacao. the virginia tech community is reeling from the arrest of two students in the murder and kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl.
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when they counted the votes at one iowa caucus precinct, she and bernie sanders were tied, so they settled it with a coin toss. >> yeah. well, that's what the rules say and when the results were announced, clinton supporters celebrated with a cheer, and apparently this wasn't the only precinct to resort to a coin toss. reportedly in every one clinton won them, proving that it seems that lady luck was in her camp. who knew a coin toss. >> in this day and age would decide an election. >> and the fact that the polls are just so clothe for both of them, that three of them possibly could have gone to hillary over a coin toss. >> exactly. she's very lucky. i'm sure some nfl teams would be happy to have her. well, up next, a new idea about how to deal with an unwanted eye in the sky. >> yeah, take this drone, for example, let's say it was flying where it shouldn't be. the solution, eagles.
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it'll be severe thunderstorms. today's weather, that blizzard heading to the northern plains, but chicago and denver will be too warm for much snow. severe storms for the southern plains and deep south. finally, it was one of the greatest cons in history. bernie madoff swindled millions from his clients in a sophisticated ponzi scheme for which he will never get out of prison. >> a two-part miniseries that debuts tomorrow night that takes us inside his madness and elizabeth hur has a preview. >> you want to know how to get people to trust you with their money. >> reporter: "madoff," a true crime saga turned miniseries tells the >> people give me their money and i make them richer than god. >> reporter: who became the face of financial corruption. >> and there was a bombshell today in the bernard madoff case. >> reporter: making headlines worldwide and now serving 150 years in prison for bilking
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