Former VP and Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

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Iowa's traditional role of creating certainty in the presidential nominating contest has been turned on its head thanks to a meltdown in last night’s caucus. About half of the caucus results are expected this afternoon at 4:00 central time, but final results may not be imminent. 

A fractional result may not provide clarity in a race that saw a number of candidates bunched together in the polls. 

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Siouxland Public Media

The Iowa Democratic Party says results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses have been delayed indefinitely due to “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” in some reporting.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer spent last night at ONE caucus in Sioux City where things appeared to run smoothly.

“I hereby call this caucus to order.”   

Abbie Gaffey leads the caucus for the 19th Precinct at North Middle School’s library in Sioux City, one of more than 40 locations in Woodbury County.

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More than two years have passed since the first presidential announcement, nearly $1 billion has been spent and numerous candidates have already come and gone. 

Coming up this week on The Exchange, 

We talk with several of the Presidential Candidates who cut a swathe through Siouxland in the week before the 2020 First in the nation presidential caucuses. 

One of them was former Vice President Joe Biden.

We also hear from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

And we talk with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Also, we hear from a CNN reporter who has followed the candidates all over the country.  

As the Feb. 3rd presidential nominating caucuses loom on Monday, the candidates are making a last run through Siouxland.  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor of South Bend, In. Pete Buttigieg are in Sioux City Friday morning.  And Vice President Mike Pence is in Sioux City this morning.  

Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden was at Western Iowa Tech where a crowd of more than 250 potential caucus-goers cheered him on.

 

 

 

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding his lead in national polling just days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, but Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is keeping the gap narrow.

Biden takes the top spot in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll with 26% support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, up slightly from 25% in a Jan. 13 survey. 

Sanders rose to 21% in the latest tally, up from 19% two weeks ago and his highest tally so far in the poll.

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The Democratic Candidates are cutting a swath through Iowa in the last few days before the Feb. 3rd presidential caucuses.   

Tomorrow, former Vice President Joe Biden will hold an event at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  He will appear at the Rocklin Center at 1:15 p.m.  A previous appearance by Biden earlier this month was canceled because of bad weather.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in town Thursday.  

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The Democratic Candidates for president are making a last-minute push across the state of Iowa less than a week before the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

A few more challengers have announced plans to visit Sioux City.  Tomorrow, former Vice President Joe Biden will hold an event at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  He will appear at the Rocklin Center at 1:15 p.m.  A previous appearance by Biden earlier this month was canceled because of bad weather.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in town Thursday.  

Trace Taylor

Following script is a longer version of a Siouxland Public Media special report:

The Iowa Caucuses are about a week away and for the past several months the candidates have sought out the support of Siouxlanders.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer covered many of these campaign events and found insight from a young, but informed source with aspirations of her own.  

Disco lights and an occasional Disney tune set the scene for roller skating night at Girls Inc. in Sioux City, Iowa.

“I’m Maggie, I’m 10.” 

Sioux City police are investigating a shooting after a man showed up at MercyOne with a gunshot wound late last night.  He told investigators someone shot him near Park Avenue and 29th Street.  That’s a couple of blocks away from Leif Erickson Park. The man who hasn’t been identified yet by authorities then drove himself to the hospital.

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