Monday evening, due to an organizational and technical debacle by the Iowa Democratic party, results were not known.
RealClearPolitics reported results of a small fraction of the votes which have Buttigieg in 3rd.
That did not stop “Mayor Pete” from essentially giving a “victory speech.”
“Tonight, an improbable dream became an undeniable reality,” Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, told supporters in Iowa late Monday night as results of the state’s presidential caucuses were coming in.
“We don’t know all the results, but we know by the time it’s all said and done, Iowa, you have shocked the nation,” he said. “By all indications, we are going onto New Hampshire victorious.”
He said his campaign had created a new path forward for voters and were on “the cusp of changing the game for ordinary Americans.”
As supporters chanted “President Pete,” Buttigieg said he had proved skeptics of his campaign wrong and vowed to “move America forward” into a new era.
“This is our only shot to galvanize a majority” to defeat President Donald Trump, Buttigieg said. He added that the purpose of the presidency was to unify and empower the American people and said he remembered what it felt like to be an outsider as a lonely teenager in Indiana.
“Now that same person is standing in front of you, a mayor, a veteran, happily married and one step closer to becoming the next president of the United States,” said Buttigieg. “That is the America we are building.”
Did Pete Buttigieg just claim victory in Iowa when the results haven’t been announced yet?
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) February 4, 2020
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