DeSantis Plays the Victim After Caucus Results Called Early

DeSantis Plays the Victim After Caucus Results Called Early

( – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign whined and posted claims of “interference” on January 15, after numerous media outlets called the race for former President and presidential candidate Donald Trump in Iowa. The former commander-in-chief, who is the favorite to win the GOP nomination, ended up achieving a landslide victory in the so-called Hawkeye State.

Some networks and newspapers called the race for Trump nearly an hour before the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. The Associated Press and even CNN called the caucuses for the former president half an hour into the nominating process. However, DeSantis’ campaign and many of the Florida governor’s allies said that what these media outlets were doing was illegal.

On his Twitter account, the candidate’s communications director, Andrew Romeo, said that it was “outrageous” that so many media outlets in the country were doing this. Romeo pointed out that it was a wrong move to call the race before tens of thousands of voters in Iowa had the chance to participate in the electoral event. He also claimed that the vast majority of newspapers and TV networks are “in the tank” for the former president, noting their decision to call the race so early was the most “egregious example.”

In another tweet, team DeSantis’ Jeremy Redfern said it was unfair to be at a precinct that hasn’t started to vote and watch numerous media outlets “trying to call the race” for the former commander-in-chief. Rapid Response Director for the DeSantis campaign, Christine Pushaw, also said that even Fox News was interfering in the standard election procedure.

Multiple legal analysts explained that these claims from DeSantis and his team were merely an attempt to try to reduce support for Trump in the state and to give the governor political momentum that could attract more votes for him. However, the former president ended up winning the election with 51 percent of support, while the Florida governor reached second place with only 21 percent of support.

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