The results are in: President Donald Trump has won the Iowa caucus.
Currently the president has over 97 percent of the vote, with the remaining percentages being split between a few long-shot candidates.
“Although Iowa Republicans have gone ahead with a caucus, Trump maintained a large margin of popularity among conservatives in the state despite attacks from challengers like former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh from Illinois, a conservative radio host,” USA Today reports.
“A November Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll found 76% of registered Republicans who were not planning to attend the Democratic caucuses said they will definitely vote to re-elect Trump,” the report concluded.
Weld, who’s hovering at one percent of the Iowa caucus vote, was the governor of Massachusetts between 1991 and 1997. In the last presidential election, he ran as an independent candidate.
Walsh, the individual below Weld, has been a “Never-Trump” Republican since the president began his campaign in 2015. He claims that Trump is a source of political violence, saying he despises seeing the second amendment “right being abused by violent people, some who have stated Trump was an inspiration for their violence.”
After tonight, Trump likely won’t need to worry about any threats to his re-election from inside his party.
Here’s the result as of the time of this article’s publication:
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