Hillary came in 3rd, but she still got almost twice as many votes as Huckabee

Huckabee won Iowa with nearly 36,000 votes.

Hillary lost Iowa, and came in 3rd, with 29% of the vote. A projected 220,000 people turned out to vote in the Democratic caucuses, meaning Hillary got 29% of those voters, or an estimated 63,800 – nearly twice the number of votes that Huckabee got. (Actually, the Des Moines Register’s latest numbers show Hillary getting just over 67,000 votes, so I was right.)

So our 3rd place candidate beat their first place candidate by almost a factor of two. Not sure what it means, but it’s funny as hell.


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