‘More party than watch’: Sanders, Warren supporters wait for Iowa caucus results

Feb. 3, 2020, 11:39 p.m.

Campus politicos hosted watch parties Monday night to view caucus results from Iowa, the first state in the nation to weigh in on the Democratic candidates. They were left waiting for hours, however, as “quality control” checks held up the release of results. 

Awaiting the results in CoHo, members of Stanford for Warren remained upbeat. Organizer Harrison Bronfeld ’20 expressed his gratitude for the his group’s efforts.

“It seems like the Iowa Democratic Party is going to be counting and double checking things for a while,” Bronfeld said. “But we’re just excited to hang out with one another and celebrate all the work we’ve been doing up until tonight.”

He added that there was “more party than watch going on.”

Stanford Students for Bernie awaited the results nearby at Treehouse. Among them was Miikka Jaarte, a first-year philosophy Ph.D. student and organizer for Stanford Students for Bernie.

“We’re just frustrated it is taking way longer than it was hoped [but] we’re still hopeful,” he said. “Most of us are still sticking around, which is good, and we still think it could go alright.”

Contact Michael Espinosa at mesp2021 ‘at’ stanford.edu

Michael Espinosa '22 is majoring in international relations. He's the head of The Daily's social media team, and editor for the University beat and also occasionally writes for sports, arts, and The Grind. He's the biggest Taylor Swift fan at Stanford and the proudest New Yorker you will ever meet. Contact him at mespinosa 'at' stanforddaily.com.

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