TIE BREAKERS: Democrats Flip Coins (PLUS: #NeverTrump Fail)

WEASEL ZIPPERS hat-tip

(GATEWAY PUNDITYes, coin tosses are used in Iowa’s caucuses to determine winners in precincts with tied results.

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A coin toss determined who got the last delegate out of one of Iowa’s precincts after Buttigieg and Klobuchar were tied.

Democrat Pete Buttigieg ‘randomly’ won the coin toss in Iowa Monday night.

Maybe this is how Hillary Clinton won 6-for-6 coin toss victories in Iowa in 2016?

(BIZ PIC) Democrats already under fire for the trainwreck caucuses in Iowa on Monday are facing new outrage over how votes in several precincts were determined by a coin toss.

Monday’s caucus results ended with no official vote totals as the Iowa Democratic Party blamed “inconsistencies” in some precinct reporting. But in some locations, tied caucus votes that were too close to call were broken with an actual flip of a coin.

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One tie-breaker between Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar gave the win to the former South Bend, Indiana mayor. Apparently the student who executed the questionable coin toss must have realized his lack of expertise in the area.

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Buttigieg won another coin flip against Sen. Elizabeth Warren that raised audible protest from some gathered at the venue.

AS an aside…. the #NEVERTRUMPERS failed in their “challenge” to run against Trump.

Here the WASHINGTON EXAMINER details the above a bit more:

For six months, some of President Trump’s most implacable foes have invested great hope in two Republicans, former Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who are challenging the president for the GOP nomination. Could they do some damage to Trump’s reelection prospects?

Tonight, in Iowa, that hope was put to a first test. It failed.

In the state’s Republican caucuses — yes, there were Republican caucuses, even though the competitive Democratic caucuses received all the attention — the Walsh and Weld candidacies fizzled.

In the end, Trump won 97.16% of the vote, to Walsh’s 1.08% and Weld’s 1.27%. Others, write-ins of various people, totaled 0.47%. It was a striking show of strength for the president.

Beyond that, turnout was high for a year in which an incumbent president is assured of re-nomination. In the last election, 2016, about 180,000 Republican voters turned up for caucuses. But that was a highly competitive year in which Trump battled Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and a bunch of other candidates. The last time there was a noncompetitive GOP caucus, that is, a caucus with an incumbent president, was in 2004, when President George W. Bush was in the White House. That year, about 8,000 Republicans showed up for what were essentially meaningless caucuses…..

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