The candidates who had Caucus Night celebrations in Des Moines put their own spin on the unknown results. Senator Amy Klobuchar was first to speak once it became clear results would not be released.
“You’ve probably heard we don’t know the results, but I did not want to let another minute go by without thanking all of you,” Klobuchar said. “…We know there’s delays, but we know one thing: we are punching above our weight.” Klobuchar suggested the results — whenever they may be announced — will show she is “on the board.”
Pete Buttigieg addressed about 2000 supporters in a Drake University gym. “So we don’t know all the results, but we know by the time it’s all said and done, Iowa — you have shocked the nation,” Buttigieg said, to cheers. Buttigieg wasn’t referring to the delayed Caucus results — but was instead making a suggestion about his finish in the caucuses.