Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley (AP Photo/) (AP/Nati Harnik)

Twitter berates Clinton campaign for preemptively declaring victory in Iowa caucus: "She's a liar!"

The race is tied 50/50 with more than 90 percent of the votes counted


Sophia Tesfaye
February 2, 2016 10:27AM (UTC)

While Republicans have essentially wrapped up their Iowa caucuses with Ted Cruz declaring a narrow victory over a crowded Republican presidential field, the Democratic race has only tightened up as the votes have come in and many on Twitter are questioning why Hillary Clinton's campaign is already counting a win as her small lead shrinks every hour.

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton and Sanders are virtually tied at 49.8 percent and 49.6 percent, respectively.

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Although it was reported that both Clinton and Sanders' campaign intended to declare victory tonight, Twitter took Clinton to task particularly for getting ahead of the results:

There was, of course, some dissenting opinion because Twitter:

In the end, Clinton addressed her supporters first, never directly declaring a win while Sanders proudly proclaimed victory in a "virtual tie."

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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