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MSNBC 4 Feb 2020

Chuck Todd: 'Three Straight' Iowa Caucuses With Result In Doubt

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NBC's Chuck Todd answers what's next for the Iowa caucuses after long delay in results.


Lawrence O'Donnell explains the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how they weren't "originally invented to choose the president." Aired on 02/03/20.
Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke to supporters after learning he is leading in the Iowa caucuses with 62 percent of the results reported.
Democratic candidates spent nearly a year vying for voters in the Hawkeye state, but much to their disappointment, it might not matter. Officials counted the caucus results late into the evening, but by Tuesday morning it was still unclear which Democrat won. Most of the results are now scheduled for release late Tuesday afternoon. America is waits for Iowa, but President Trump's State of the Union address will probably overshadow the results.
Chuck Todd weighs in on the Iowa caucus results as Buttigieg, Sanders eye first place.

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THAT’S BECAUSE OF SECOND PREFERENCE AND THE DISTRIBUTION
PREFERENCE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF STATE DELEGATE EQUIVALENCE.
OF STATE DELEGATE EQUIVALENCE. >> TO CHUCK TODD, IS THIS THE
>> TO CHUCK TODD, IS THIS THE LAST IOWA CAUCUS WE’LL EVER SEE?
LAST IOWA CAUCUS WE’LL EVER SEE? AND AS SUBSET OF THAT QUESTION,
AND AS SUBSET OF THAT QUESTION, THINK OF THE PEOPLE WHO LEFT
THINK OF THE PEOPLE WHO LEFT THEIR HOMES, LIVES AND FAMILIES.
THEIR HOMES, LIVES AND FAMILIES. SOME OF THEM FOR NO PAY TO
SOME OF THEM FOR NO PAY TO DEVOTE THEIR LIVES TO
DEVOTE THEIR LIVES TO CAMPAIGNING FOR A CANDIDATE.
CAMPAIGNING FOR A CANDIDATE. THINK OF THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
THINK OF THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT IN GOOD FAITH AND HIGH
SPENT IN GOOD FAITH AND HIGH HOPES THAT WAS GOOD MONEY AFTER
HOPES THAT WAS GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD.
BAD. A RESULT THAT WILL ALWAYS BE
A RESULT THAT WILL ALWAYS BE VIEWED AS MUDDLED.
VIEWED AS MUDDLED. WHAT ELSE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE
WHAT ELSE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE WITH THAT MONEY?
WITH THAT MONEY? WHAT ELSE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE
WHAT ELSE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE WITH THIS AMOUNT OF EFFORT?
WITH THIS AMOUNT OF EFFORT? >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. I THINK THE TOTAL WILL BE SOME
I THINK THE TOTAL WILL BE SOME $300 MILLION.
$300 MILLION. FOR SOME IT WILL BE WASTED.
FOR SOME IT WILL BE WASTED. IF YOU ARE OTHER BERNIE SANDERS
IF YOU ARE OTHER BERNIE SANDERS OR PETE BUTTIGIEG, AND LET’S SAY
OR PETE BUTTIGIEG, AND LET’S SAY YOU DON’T BECOME PRESIDENT OF
YOU DON’T BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU’LL HAVE
THE UNITED STATES, YOU’LL HAVE THIS WHAT IF MOMENT FOR THE REST
THIS WHAT IF MOMENT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
OF YOUR LIFE. RICK SANTORUM HAS IT.
RICK SANTORUM HAS IT. HE WENT THROUGH THIS.
HE WENT THROUGH THIS. THIS IS IOWA’S PROBLEM.
THIS IS IOWA’S PROBLEM. THIS IS THREE STRAIGHT CAUCUSES
THIS IS THREE STRAIGHT CAUCUSES WHERE THE RESULT IS IN DOUBT.
WHERE THE RESULT IS IN DOUBT. RIGHT?
RIGHT? SANTORUM, ROMNEY IN ’12 ON THE
SANTORUM, ROMNEY IN ’12 ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE.
REPUBLICAN SIDE. SANDERS, CLINTON IN ’16 AND NOW
SANDERS, CLINTON IN ’16 AND NOW THIS.
THIS. I THINK THE CAUCUS PROCESS HAS
I THINK THE CAUCUS PROCESS HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS.
OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS. I GO MAYBE A SMALL D ARGUMENT
I GO MAYBE A SMALL D ARGUMENT ABOUT WHY IT IS HEALTHY WHEN
ABOUT WHY IT IS HEALTHY WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH A FIELD OF
YOU’RE DEALING WITH A FIELD OF 30 CANDIDATES.
30 CANDIDATES. AS FAR AS TRYING BASICALLY SHOVE
AS FAR AS TRYING BASICALLY SHOVE IOWA, WE KEEP TRYING TO MAKE
IOWA, WE KEEP TRYING TO MAKE IOWA FEEL MORE LIKE A PRIMARY
IOWA FEEL MORE LIKE A PRIMARY THROUGH ITS WEIRD RUSE AND I
THROUGH ITS WEIRD RUSE AND I THINK THAT’S WHY THIS WHOLE
THINK THAT’S WHY THIS WHOLE THING BLEW UP ON US.
THING BLEW UP ON US. THE LAST THING WE NEEDED TO HAVE
THE LAST THING WE NEEDED TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN IN IOWA IS STEVE
THIS HAPPEN IN IOWA IS STEVE KORNACKI DO WHAT HE JUST DID.
KORNACKI DO WHAT HE JUST DID. THAT IS A MESS.
THAT IS A MESS. THAT IS NOT FAITH IN DEMOCRACY.
THAT IS NOT FAITH IN DEMOCRACY. THAT IS ALWAYS HOW THE CAUCUSES
THAT IS ALWAYS HOW THE CAUCUSES HAVE WORKED BUT REPORTING ALL
HAVE WORKED BUT REPORTING ALL THOSE EXTRA NUMBERS HAS ONLY
THOSE EXTRA NUMBERS HAS ONLY MADE THAT IT MUCH HARDER TO
MADE THAT IT MUCH HARDER TO UNDERSTAND.
UNDERSTAND. IT IS SORT OF LIKE, YOU CAN SEE
IT IS SORT OF LIKE, YOU CAN SEE TELL ME HOW MANY HOME RUNS
TELL ME HOW MANY HOME RUNS SOMEONE HITS.
SOMEONE HITS. THEIR BATTING AVERAGE.
THEIR BATTING AVERAGE. YEAH.
YEAH. I’M INTERESTED IN THEIR SLUGGING
I’M INTERESTED IN THEIR SLUGGING PERCENTAGE.
PERCENTAGE. AT SOME POINT I DON’T NEED 17
AT SOME POINT I DON’T NEED 17 OTHER STATS IN THE WORLD OF AN
OTHER STATS IN THE WORLD OF AN IT WILLICS AND THIS IS A CASE
IT WILLICS AND THIS IS A CASE WHERE THE PARTY TRIED TOO HARD

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