By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
Iowans from all of the state’s 1,681 precincts met Feb. 1 for the Iowa Caucuses, beginning the presidential nomination process.
With 27.7 percent of the vote, and picking up eight delegates, Ted Cruz was declared the statewide winner. He was followed by Donald Trump, who garnered 24.3 percent of the vote and seven delegates, while Marco Rubio received 23.1 percent of the vote and seven delegates.
Ted Cruz also won Clayton County, where he received 35.2 percent of the vote. Coming in second and third were Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, with 29.4 percent and 12.9 percent of the vote, respectively.