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Hillary Clinton Officially Wins 'Historically Close' Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Democratic Party announced Tuesday that Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders.
Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 02, 2016

The Iowa caucuses ended with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a near tie, but it was Clinton who narrowly came out on top. 

It was announced Tuesday that Clinton officially won 49.8 percent of the vote, compared to Sanders' 49.6 percent. 

Clinton finished ahead of Sanders by a single delegate, 22 to 21. The Iowa Democratic Party called the race "historically close." (Video via Bernie 2016Hillary for America)

"As I stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief — thank you, Iowa," Clinton said.

Before the official call, Clinton touted the narrow margin as a win, while Sanders said the near tie was a victory over traditional political establishments.

"Nine months ago, we came to this beautiful state, we had no political organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition, and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the United States of America," Sanders said.

Meanwhile, Martin O'Malley — the third Democrat in the race — suspended his campaign after pulling in less than 1 percent of the vote. (Video via Martin O'Malley for President)

This video includes images from Getty Images.