Biden’s rivals reveal their own results Joe Biden in “distant fourth.” The campaigns of Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar all indicated Tuesday that their internal campaign data show former Vice President Joe Biden finished fourth in Monday night’s Iowa caucus.
The Daily Beast reported that Warren’s campaign went further and said he finished in a “distant” fourth place, claiming its internal data showed a three-way race between herself, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sanders.
“It’s a mess,” Warren campaign manager Roger Lau told reporters, according to Politico. “I think that every single second that passes where we don’t get a final result is concerning.”
Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press”, speculated on the “Today” show Tuesday that “Joe Biden may have dodged a bullet” by heading out for New Hampshire before the official results were released.
“All indications are that Joe Biden was sitting somewhere in the third or fourth range with the first alignment … it’s very possible that once they do the delegate reallocation, he was going to be in fourth,” Todd said, citing NBC’s own entrance polls.
Todd also said “The person who benefited the most from this glitch might’ve been Joe Biden. Then you look at Pete Buttigieg who may have been the person hurt the most here,”