Extreme winter weather causes lowest Iowa caucus turnout since 2000

Former President Donald Trump’s landslide victory in Monday’s Iowa caucuses came despite record-low temperatures and the lowest voter turnout since 2000.

Trump won with 51% of the vote on Monday night, besting Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) 21% and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s 19%. His lead was so significant that media outlets began calling the race for Trump within 30 minutes of caucus locations opening and before some precincts had finished voting.

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Multiple Trump campaign caucus captains told the Washington Examiner on Monday evening that turnout at their respective precincts exceeded expectations, though said forecasts had already been lowered over the weather warnings and potential voter disinterest given Trump’s commanding lead in the polls.

About 110,000 Republicans voted in Monday’s caucuses, a
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