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Some Democratic Iowa precincts flip a coin to determine the winner

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 00:34

In some Democratic Iowa caucus precincts, the result is split, so a coin toss determines the winner. Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Coin tosses were used to determine winners in several precincts in the tightly contested Iowa Caucus between former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday night. Hillary Clinton's struggle in Iowa to fend off underdog Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, reignited questions about her ability to close the deal with Democratic voters and turned up the pressure on her high-profile White House campaign. The Democratic presidential front-runner, whose campaign ran off the rails in Iowa in 2008 against Barack Obama, was dealt another setback on Monday in the Midwestern state that begins the 2016 race for the presidency. The former secretary of state, Clinton, 68, was pushed to a virtual tie with Sanders, a 74-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont. Next up is New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Feb. 9. Sanders has been leading in opinion polls there and has an advantage because it neighbors his home state.

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Some Democratic Iowa precincts flip a coin to determine the winner

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 00:34