UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Democratic party candidates aspiring to win their party’s candidacy for the US presidential election are doubling their efforts in Iowa, which are taking place nearly a week after the first party primaries, trying to take advantage of a short pause in the trial of President Donald Trump before the Senate in Washington.
Iowa, which normally opens the Democratic primary and takes place this year on February 3, usually has a role that goes beyond its true representative size as it depicts the first picture of the primary battle. However, with the many candidates for the upcoming elections, it is difficult to predict the identity of the winner.
A New York Times poll showed lead candidate Bernie Sanders in Iowa was seven points ahead of three equal competitors among them: the former mayor of South-Bend in Indiana Pete Pottidjag, former vice president Joe Biden, and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren.
But Warren, who has the largest electoral team in Iowa and previously topped state polls, on Saturday received support from the major Iowa newspaper, “Des Moines Register,” which she described as “the best leader of current times.”
Biden, meanwhile, continues to lead the race nationwide according to the polls, and Pottidjag had previously topped the polls in the state, while Senators Warren and Amy Klopchar were seeking to take advantage of the support announced by the Times newspaper for them together.
The implications of Trump’s trial
Trump’s trial in front of the Senate may confuse the papers, as both Sanders, Klopchart and Mike Bennett candidates will be members of the jury, which will temporarily suspend their campaigns and give Biden, Butidjag and others a partial advantage.
But the suspension of the trial session at noon on Saturday allowed the jury members to take advantage of a day and a half to resume their campaigning before returning to Washington.
On Sunday, Klopachar told ABC News, “Once we finished yesterday’s hearing, I went to Iowa, participated in three gatherings, and I will participate in three gatherings today.”
On Saturday, Klopachar won support from the largest newspaper in New Hampshire, which holds the second round of the primary elections on February 11.
And the newspaper “Union Leader” considered that Klopochar “has the ability to collect rows rather than separate them, and the strength and determination to fight” Trump.
– “Absence of justice” –
And Saturday, the Trump defense team began his arguments before the Senate in Washington, and the defense team stressed that Trump “made no mistake” in the way he handled the Ukrainian president.
Prosecutors at the trial had stressed in his arguments that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelinsky to open an investigation against Biden and his son Hunter.
Next week, senators will have 16 hours to ask questions and discuss the matter of calling witnesses.
One urged them to do so, saying that “the absence of witnesses and the absence of evidence equals the absence of justice”, adding, “A trial cannot take place without witnesses.”
Iowa electoral councils play an influential but inconclusive role in weighting any candidate.
This year is followed by the states of New Hampshire (11 February), Nevada (22 February) and South Carolina (29 February).
Iowa and New Hampshire are small states with a majority of white-skinned constituents, and do not serve as a model for the electoral base.
On March 3, 14 states will vote on “Super Tuesday” (Super Tuesday), including California and Texas, two of the most densely populated states.
At the Democratic National Convention to be held on July 13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Democrats will formally nominate their candidate for the presidential election.
The Republican Party holds its national convention 11 days later in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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