The first Presidential Primary is currently underway in Iowa.
The history of the Iowa Caucus explained by Iowa PBS.
The New York Times explains that the caucuses will begin at 8 p.m. eastern time at more “than 1,600 sites across the state.”
They will vary in length, “small gatherings can be over in minutes, larger ones can last up to two hours.”
The Washington Post explains in their live update thread explains that the “first of a handful of satellite caucuses — for Iowans living abroad in Paris, Glasgow and Tbilisi, Georgia — took place early Monday, with results to be released later.”
Along with Democrats holding their primary on Monday, the Republicans are also holding their caucuses with two candidates, Bill Weld and Joe Walsh, hoping to upset President Impeached Donald J. Trump.
The Senators in the Democratic race, “Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Michael F. Bennet (Colo.), are all back in Washington for the impeachment trial of Trump. Warren, Sanders and Klobuchar have said they plan to return to Iowa on Monday night; Bennet will return to New Hampshire once impeachment proceedings wrap up Monday.”
Candidates that aren’t Senators include, “former vice president Joe Biden; former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and investor Tom Steyer.”
Twitter Users Thoughts on Iowa.
CNN just did a countdown clock to the "early leaders" data from caucus-goers entering the sites, giving us the super-helpful information that it is Sanders Biden Buttigieg and Warren — in no particular order and with no numbers.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 4, 2020
Thank god I have a lot of bourbon.
NEW: Actor, writer, and activist @RealMikeFox endorses @PeteButtigieg.— Team Pete HQ (@PeteForAmerica) February 2, 2020
“I can’t think of a bigger contrast between this president and the president Pete will be. He’s not in it for himself. He’s in it for us." pic.twitter.com/iebDMy2hlk
Trump: “Just vote… What the hell is caucus? Nobody even knows what it means.”— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 23, 2016
From the candidates.
Caucus Day is here, Iowa! Head to https://t.co/3HaA5wLv2M to confirm your caucus location and plan to show up by 6:30 PM CT. I hope I can count on your support — because together we can beat Donald Trump, unite this country, and win the battle for the soul of this nation. pic.twitter.com/ZM0aET6rW7— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 3, 2020
Thank you, Iowa. The work we’ve done, the movement we’ve built, will begin to turn the page and change the trajectory of our country.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 4, 2020
I believe you will make me the next President of the United States, and I will do everything I can to make you proud. pic.twitter.com/pmPtK2FG7a
Amy get’s two, because AWE the first one.
Point of personal privilege tonight as the Iowa caucuses approach: Congratulations to my long-time COS/Staff director Lizzy Peluso & her husband Dave on their new son Luca, born today. Lizzy was w/me all last week through the hearing and Luca, thanks for waiting til tonight. 👶 pic.twitter.com/t0EHr6CTkU— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 4, 2020
5 minutes to go! Be to your precinct location before doors close at 7pm.— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 4, 2020
And for any undecided Iowans out there: caucus with us, we will defeat Donald Trump! pic.twitter.com/EPGtBNkLuy
About to speak at a. Caucus site in Des Moines. Yes I can do that. 😀— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) February 4, 2020
Americans are at their best when they take on the big battles and fight for their country and their families.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 4, 2020
Fighting back is an act of patriotism.
My message tonight to Iowa Caucus attendees:https://t.co/pRMXKQjMYL— Gov. Bill Weld (@GovBillWeld) February 4, 2020
Iowa Caucuses hashtags that are trending on Twitter currently.
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As a reminder Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) won the 2016 Iowa Caucasus bet was beaten out of the Republican Nomination to Donald Trump, the now Impeached President.