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SORE LOSER? Team DeSantis Accuses Media of Election Interference


Just 30 minutes in, Trump was called as the landslide winner in the Iowa caucus, marking a significant step forward in the race to 2024…and Team DeSantis is not taking the loss well!

Members of the DeSantis campaign are reportedly in a state of outrage and disbelief at the way the caucus went tonight.

Ron DeSantis’s communications director Andrew Romeo called the media’s early declaration of Trump’s victory “election interference” in an official campaign statement, which he also posted on X:

Team DeSantis’ livid reaction to Trump winning the Iowa caucus has stirred up a firestorm on social media. Check out these responses:

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The Hill had this to say about the DeSantis campaign’s reaction to Trump’s win tonight:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) campaign on Monday ripped into the media for projecting former President Trump’s win in the Iowa caucuses, alleging “election interference” in calling the race.

“Absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in election interference by calling the race before tens of thousands of Iowans even had a chance to vote. The media is in the tank for Trump and this is the most egregious example yet,” DeSantis campaign spokesperson Andrew Romeo said on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.

The Associated Press called the race at 8:31 p.m. Eastern. Outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News made the same projection around the same time. Decision Desk HQ also called the race for Trump just before 9 p.m. Eastern.

The caucus meetings kicked off at 8 p.m. Eastern, expected to vary in length across locations in the state, with some results available in as little as half an hour and others not anticipated until later this evening, according to The Des Moines Register.

When the projections put Trump as the winner, the second-place winner was still up in the air — with Haley and DeSantis neck-and-neck for runner-up.

Business Insider also reported:

Roughly 30 minutes after the Iowa Republican caucuses began, most major media outlets called the race for former President Donald Trump, who had long been viewed as the heavy favorite in the Midwestern state.

But the campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was not thrilled with the race being called for Trump while votes are still being counted at precincts across the state, with spokesperson Andrew Romeo slamming the move as “election interference.”

“Absolutely outrageous that the media would participate in election interference by calling the race before tens of thousands of Iowans even had a chance to vote,” Romeo wrote on X. “The media is in the tank for Trump and this is the most egregious example yet.”

For months, DeSantis has staked a lot on a strong showing in Iowa, battling against a robust Trump operation while also seeking to ward off the campaign of former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, who’s surged in the New Hampshire primary contest and saw her poll numbers rise in the Hawkeye State in recent weeks.



 

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