O’Malley Supporters Could Decide Iowa

“Martin O’Malley has rarely broken above 5% in Iowa polls, but on caucus night he could be the most popular person in the room — or, rather, his supporters will be, as activists for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders desperately try to scoop them up,” the New York Times reports.

“The arcane rules of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses mean that most O’Malley supporters will be ruled ‘nonviable’ if he does not get 15% support at a caucus; his supporters will then be up for grabs by another candidate. With polls showing the race between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders narrowing to a near tie, O’Malley supporters, along with attendees who enter their neighborhood caucuses undecided, could swing the results.”

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