DeSantis campaign accuses media of ‘election interference’ after declaring Trump victory in Iowa

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) campaign is calling foul on the results of the Iowa caucuses, accusing the media of “election interference” after declaring an early victory for former President Donald Trump.

The contest in Iowa, the first nominating convention of the 2024 cycle, was called in Trump’s favor just 31 minutes after the caucuses began. Although that result was largely expected by election forecasters, DeSantis’s campaign criticized news outlets for calling the race, arguing it disenfranchised several voters who had not yet had the chance to cast their ballots.

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“It is absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in election interference by calling the race before tens of thousands of Iowans even had a chance to vote,” Andrew Romeo, communications director for the DeSantis campaign, said in a
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