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IF YOU WANT TO EXPAND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN 11 CONTESTED RACES SINCE IOWA BECAME FIRST IN THE NATION IN ’72, THERE HAVE BEEN 11 IN EIGHT OF THE 11 TIMES THE IOWA WINNER’S GONE ON TO WIN THE NOMINATION OH, YES, BY THE WAY, THERE’S A GIANT ASTERISKS THERE BECAUSE ONE OF THOSE YEARS THERE WAS AN IOWA CANDIDATE, TOM HARKEN, THE SENATOR FROM IOWA, NOBODY ELSE CAMPAIGNED AND YOU COULD BASICALLY THROW THAT ONE OUT AND SAY THAT 8 OUT OF 10 TIMES IOWA, THE WINNER OF IT HAS MATCHED THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE THAT’S A BETTER TRACK RECORD THAN NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS AND THAT TELLS YOU, THAT’S A TRACK RECORD THAT INNING WITH IOWA MATTERS NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT THAT STATE HAS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBERS, LET’S HEAD OUT TO THE STATES THEY HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 400 DAYS TRAVERSING IOWA TRYING TO CONVINCE VOTERS TO COME OUT AND CAUCUS FOR THEM NBC POLITICAL REPORTER VAUGHN HILLYARD WHO HAS BEEN TALKING TO MANY VOTERS HIMSELF, TAKE A LISTEN >> Reporter: THEY HAVE DEBATED THEIR OPTIONS >> WE TAKE THIS EXTREMELY SERIOUS AND IT’S GETTING SERIOUS OUT HERE >> VETTED THE CANDIDATES AT THOUSANDS OF EVENTS FOR IOWANS THIS TIME AROUND, THERE WERE A LOT OF NAMES TO WORK THROUGH AND THEY SAW THEM ALL TIM RYAN, JOHN HICKENLOOPER, GAIL BRAND, PATRICK, WILLIAMSON, MICHAEL BENNET, CASTRO, TWO NEW YORK CITY MAYORS, BILL DEBLASIO AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IT WAS JOHN DELANELY WOULD WAS THE FIRST TO LOSE THE PACK HITTING THE TV AIRWAYS JUST A YEAR INTO TRUMP’S TERM >> BIPARTISANSHIP >> ACTIVIST TOM STEYER HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO SAY HE WASN’T RUNNING >> I AM NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT >> JUST TO CHANGE HIS MIND SEVEN MONTHS LATER >> MY NAME’S TOM STEYER, I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT >> WE FIRST MET THE LIKES OF STEVE BULLOCK AND ERIC SWALWELL EARLY BACK IN 2018 >> WHEN I SAY WHY ARE YOU IN IOWA >> I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ASKING IT’S FOR THE PORK CHOP >> FOR THE PORK CHOP >> BECAUSE IN IOWA ANYONE CAN RUN A FARMER AND GEORGIA GOVERNOR JIMMY CARTER IN 1976 AND BARACK OBAMA IN 2008 LIKE THE MAYOR FROM SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, PETE BUTTIGIEG BUT FOUR YEARS AGO THE IOWA CAUCUS STORY WAS BERNIE SANDERS HIS NEAR UPSET OF HILLARY CLINTON >> THIS IS WHERE THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION BEGAN >> AND NOW HE’S BACK FOR ANOTHER GO >> I JUST GOT WITH BERNIE SANDERS A COUPLE MONTHS AGO IN OCTOBER >> BUT THEN A TEXAS AN ROLLS INTO THE STATE TRAVELING THE COUNTRY SIDE BY VAN WE WERE THERE THE FIRST TO INTERVIEW BETO O’ROURKE AFTER HIS MARCH MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT >> WE’RE GOING TO EVERY SINGLE PART OF IOWA >> OVER THE YEAR THERE’S BEEN DEBATE HERE ON HOW BEST TO BEAT TRUMP >> IF WE TRY TO FIGHT DONALD TRUMP ON HIS TURF, NOT ONLY WILL — HIS MONEY BUT THE COUNTRY SUFFERS AS A RESULT IN THIS UNIVERSE IS — AND I WILL STICK BY THAT >> THE CAMPAIGN HEATED UP IN THE SUMMER >> DO YOU AGREE TODAY THAT YOU WERE WRONG TO OPPOSE BUSING IN AMERICA? >> AND INTO THE FAIRGROUNDS THROUGH THE TWO WEEKS OF THE IOWA STATE FAIR >> IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT AT THE STATE FAIR AND YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO — PEOPLE YOU’VE NEVER MET AND ANSWER QUESTIONS, THEN YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT IN THE HEATED PRIMARY OR THE GENERAL ELECTION >> THE IOWA TRADITION GOES BACK TO 1972, BUT THIS COOKOUT CAME AT THE SAME TIME OF THE NEWS REPORT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP URGED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIDEN FAMILY >> HE’S DOING THIS BECAUSE HE KNOWS I’LL BEAT HIM LIKE A DRUM >> WEEKS LATER, THE DEMOCRATS MAJOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE CENTER, THE SHOW OF FORCE AMONG ACTIVISTS THAT MADE IT CLEAR PETE BUTTIGIEG WOULD BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE CAUCUS >> THE FIRST TIME I CAME TO THIS STATE WAS AS A VOLUNTEER TO KNOCK ON DOORS FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, A YOUNG MAN WITH A FUNNY NAME >> AND NOW AFTER A YEAR OF CAMPAIGNING, 2020 HAS ARRIVED AND IT’S STILL A COMPETITIVE RACE AMONG SEVERAL CANDIDATES, WITH PLENTY UNSETTLED IN AN IOWA DEBATE THAT MADE IT EVEN MORE MUDDY >> I THINK YOU CALLED ME A LIAR ON NATIONAL TV >> AND NOW AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LEAVING THE ROADWAYS OF IOWA A LITTLE QUIETER >> Reporter: THE STATE OF IOWA ACTUALLY HAS MORE COUNTIES THAN ANY OTHER STATE THAT WENT FOR BARACK OBAMA IN 2012 AND THEN FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 AND PERHAPS THE MOST SURPRISING ONE THAT HAPPENED IS DUBUQUE COUNTY THAT COUNTY HAD BEEN A BLUE STRONG HOLD FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY BUT MANY WAYS THE PROBLEMS THAT

PUSHED THEM FOR DONALD TRUMP ARE INDICATIVE OF THE ONES THAT PUT HIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS ONCE BLUE COUNTY TURNED RED AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR 2020 >> THIS IS DUBUQUE COUNTY, IOWA IT’S A SMALL BUT BUSTLING DOWNTOWN, WORKING CLASS NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT AND RURAL AREAS OF GOLDEN CORN FIELDS THE POPULATION IS JUST UNDER 100,000 AND I CAME HERE WITH ONE BURNING QUESTION ON MY MIND >> WHAT HAPPENED HERE IN 2016? >> WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED HERE >> WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016? >> IN 2016, DUBUQUE COUNTY WENT RED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE EISENHOWER SIX DECADES OF VOTING BLUE BUT WHILE OBAMA WON HERE WITH 56% OF THE VOTE, CLINTON ONLY GOT ABOUT 46% THAT’S A PRETTY BIG SWING SO WHAT DID HAPPEN IN 2016? AND WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN IN 2020? >> WE HAD A COUPLE OF VERY UNPOPULAR CANDIDATES BOTH ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE AND REPUBLICAN SIDE THAT CLINTON DID NOT INSPIRE A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN PEOPLE >> THE DUBUQUE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, WHAT MADE THE VICTORY SURPRISING IS THAT THIS COUNTY HAS MORE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS AN REPUBLICANS >> IN A LOCAL LEVEL AND ACROSS THE STATE AND NATIONALLY, WE DEMOCRATS WERE NOT LISTENING TO PEOPLE >> WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO TO GET DUBUQUE COUNTY VOTERS OUT? >> IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT WHEN A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COMES TO DUBUQUE COUNTY THEY COME TO THE CITY OF DUBUQUE BUT THEY NEED TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE THAT IN SMALL TOWNS >> I DROVE OUT TO A MORE RURAL PART OF THE COUNTY IT’S WHERE I MET CHARLIE AND HIS FAMILY’S RESTAURANT CHARLIE WAS A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT UNTIL DONALD TRUMP CAME ALONG >> YOU GET OLDER, POLITICS BECOMES MORE AND MORE NOT OF A PASSION BUT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO IT MORE WHEN WE WERE CALLED DEPLORABLE, IT MADE US MORE OF A TRUMP SUPPORTER >> IT’S THREE YEARS INTO THE ADMINISTRATION, HOW’S HE DOING NOW? >> I THINK EVERYTHING IS GOING GOOD WE’RE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE MEDIA WE DIDN’T ELECT A SAINT BECAUSE HE TRIED TO CHANGE THINGS AROUND >> CHARLIE’S DAUGHTER IS THE CHAIR OF THE DUBUQUE COUNTY REPUBLICAN >> HE SAID LIFE WOULD BE GREAT FOR US FOR FARMERS AND WORKERS AND COMPANIES LIKE OURS THINK THE MESSAGE WENT THROUGH >> WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND HERE, WHERE DO YOU THINK VOTERS IN TERMS OF THEIR ENGAGEMENT AND EAGERNESS TO TURN OUT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE? >> MY FEAR IS MY FRIENDS, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PUT A TRUMP FLAG THEIR FRONT YARD BUT THEY ARE GOING TO GO OUT AND VOTE FOR HIM >> DO YOU THINK THAT THAT SILENT TRUMP SUPPORTER IS STILL A FACTOR IN THIS ELECTION? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY >> TRAVELING THROUGHOUT DUBUQUE COUNTY I REALIZED IT EMBODIES THE NATIONWIDE TREND THAT — DEMOCRATS DIDN’T SHOW UP FOR CLINTON SOME OF THE WORKING CLASS DEMOCRATS VOTED REPUBLICAN, AND RURAL VOTERS CAME OUT IN MASS FOR TRUMP STILL, IF HE WON THE COUNTY BY A SMALL MARGIN AND THERE ARE SOME SIGNS IT COULD SWING BACK TO BLUE IN 2020 >> PICK OUT A LABEL FROM SOME FOLKS WHAT IS THAT LABEL? >> THE LABEL WAS RECOVERING REPUBLICAN >> IN THE MIDTERMS, DEMOCRAT ABBY UNSEATED A REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT IN THIS DISTRICT AND IT WAS THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE WILL SPENCER >> I HAVE A FEW OF WHAT PRESIDENTIAL BEHAVIOR SAND DON’T SEE IT AT THAT POINT I STEPPED ASIDE AND VOTED DEMOCRAT THE FIRST TIME SO I VOTED FOR ABBY THE FIRST DEMOCRAT I VOTED FOR >> IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 2016 >> 2016, I LEFT THE BALLOT BLANK >> YOU LEFT IT BLANK, YOU COULDN’T DO IT? >> I COULDN’T DO IT >> WE DO HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION COMING UP >> I PLAN ON CHECKING THE BOX THIS TIME I HAVE A CANDIDATE THAT I DEFINITELY SUPPORT NOW AND I’M WORKING AND VOLUNTEERING WITH PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS ME EXCITED BECAUSE THE YOUTH AND THE ENERGY THIS IS SOMEBODY THAT I THINK WOULD BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE HE DOESN’T AGREE WITH >> HAVE YOU EVER VOLUNTEERED FOR A CANDIDATE BEFORE? >> NEVER >> THIS HAVE YOUR FIRST TIME >> YEAH >> SO PETE GOT YOU OUT? >> PETE GOT ME OUT, BUT I’M NOT KNOCKING DOORS BECAUSE WE NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW >> THE CAUCUSES ARE DIFFERENT FROM PRIMARIES BECAUSE CAUCUSES RUN BY POLITICAL PARTIES THEY’RE A WAY FOR MEMBERS OF THAT POLITICAL PARTY TO GO OUT TO A MEETING AT THEIR LOCAL PRECINCTS WHEREVER THEY LIVE AND REGISTER THEIR PREFERENCE THIS YEAR IN IOWA THERE ARE 1,678 PRECINCTS ALL ACROSS THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAUCUSES, YOU HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT OF IOWA, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, AND YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD BY THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER IF YOU’RE NOT A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, YOU CAN REGISTERED TO VOTE OR YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR PARTY REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR IT’S WHEN THOSE DOORS CLOSE AT 7:00 CENTRAL TIME ON CAUCUS NIGHT THAT THE REAL FUN BEGINS SO AFTER THE BRIEF PARTY VISITS, THE CAUCUSGOERS ARE THEN ASKED TO PHYSICALLY DIVIDE THEMSELVES INTO DIFFERENT GROUPS ALL AROUND THE ROOM DIFFERENT GROUPS FOR DIFFERENT CANDIDATES AND THEY ADD UP THE NUMBERS AND IF A GROUP DOESN’T HAVE AT LEAST 15% SUPPORT, THAT CANDIDATE IS ELIMINATED AND THE SUPPORTERS OF THAT

ELIMINATED CANDIDATE THEN BASICALLY BECOME FREE AGENTS AND THAT MEANS IF THEY WANT, THEY CAN SEEK TO REALIGN THEMSELVES THEY COULD GO OVER TO THE GROUP FOR ONE OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES THAT DID HIT 15% AND THEY COULD BECOME SUPPORTERS OF THAT CANDIDATE OR THEY CAN CALL THEMSELVES UNCOMMITTED ONCE THEY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, IF THERE IS A TIE, A LITERAL COIN TOSS IS USED TO DETERMINE THE WINNER AND THEN DELEGATES ARE AWARDED BASED ON THE SIZE OF EACH GROUP ONE ISSUE THAT COULD DECIDE WHO VOTERS PUT THEIR TRUST IN AT THE IOWA CAUCUSES, THE ECONOMY OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA HAS HIT CHINA’S INDUSTRY DIRECTLY NOW FARMERS ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET THAT’S NOT THE ONLY ISSUE PLAYING THE HAWK WAY STATE STEPHANIE RUHLE HAS MORE >> WOMANIANS GET THE ALL IMPORTANT ROLE OF BEING THE FIRST TO WEIGH IN ON DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES AND WHILE ISSUES LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE, IMMIGRATION, AND HEALTH CARE ARE CERTAINLY IMPORTANT AND WILL BE CONSIDERED ON FEBRUARY 3rd, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY WHEN IT COMES TO THE TOP PRIORITY IT’S DEFINITELY — OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT IT’S NOT ALL BAD THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED TO 3.4% THAT’S A HISTORICALLY LOW RATE AND THE HOUSING MARKET IS STRONG OVER 71% OF PEOPLE IN IOWA OWN THEIR OWN HOMES THEY’RE NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND FORECLOSURE RATE IS LESS THAN 1% PRETTY GOOD PICTURE IN IOWA, CULTURE IS THE NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY DRIVING THE STATE’S ECONOMY AND FARMERS HAVE HAD A TOUGH COUPLE OF YEARS THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA COUPLED WITH ROUGH WEATHER CONDITIONS PRODUCE A BAD CROP HAVE LEFT FARMERS IN A TOUGH SPOT AND DESPITE A $28 BILLION FARMING PACKAGE DESIGNED TO HELP THESE FARMERS OFFSET THE LOSSES CAUSED BY THE TRADE WAR, WE SAW 44% OF FARMERS SAY THEY STRUGGLED TO EVEN COVER THEIR COSTS IN THE LAST YEAR AND THERE WAS A 24% RISE IN FARM BANKRUPTCY DESPITE THAT, MANY OF THOSE FARMERS WHO VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN 2016 STILL SUPPORT THE MOVE HE’S MAKING THE SPIRIT OF WHAT HE’S DOING AND THEY’RE GOING TO BE STICKING WITH HIM IN 2020 WHEN IT COMES TO GENDER PAY GAP, THERE’S NO GOOD NEWS IN IOWA ABOUT THE THIS STATE RANKS 40th OUT OF 50 STATES WHEN IT COMES TO GENDER PAY GAP WOMEN THERE MAKE 224 BUCKS LESS EVERY WEEK THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPART BUT THE REAL MONEY ISSUES IN IOWA ARE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, OR LACK THEREOF NEARLY HALF OF IOWANS SAY THEY DON’T HAVE $400 SAVED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY THAT’S NO SITUATION ANY AMERICAN WANTS TO BE IN >> IOWA HAS BEEN CRITICIZED BECAUSE THE STATE’S LACK OF DIVERSITY THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES REVEALED AN ELECTORATE THAT WAS MORE THAT BE 90% WHITE TREMAINE LEE SET OUT TO THE TOWN OF WATERLOO, IOWA, WHERE A GROWING POPULATION IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT REPRESENTS IOWA’S WORKING CLASS >> WHEN YOU THINK OF IOWA, MOST PEOPLE THINK OF FARMS AND CORN AND THAT THE STATE IS OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE BUT NESTLED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER, THE CITY OF WATERLOO DEFIES THOSE STEREOTYPES IT’S INDUSTRIAL, HOMES WITH A FACTORY AND IT’S DIVERSE WITH THE HIGHEST PERSON OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE STATE >> WATERLEE LOO IS 70,000 PEOPLE, 15% AFRICAN AMERICAN, BURMA, AND WE ARE THE MICROCOSM OF THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY >> THIS MAN WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WATERLOO HE’S THE CITY’S BLACK MAYOR AND HE’S RUN FIRING THIRD TERM IN NOVEMBER >> WE CANNOT IGNORE THE REALITY OF PLACES LIKE WATERLOO WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT MOVING OUR COMMUNITIES FORWARD >> MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS FIRST CAME HERE IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY FOR WORK THE RAILROAD LURED THEM IN WITH THE PROMISE FOR JOBS TODAY, AS THEN, THE RIVER LITERALLY DIVIDES THE MOSTLY BLACK SIDE OF TOWN ON THE EAST FROM THE WHITE SIDE ON THE WEST A LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU HEAR THEM TALK ABOUT RECLAIMING AMERICAN VOTERS, RIGHT, THE ALL PERSON MIDWESTERN VOTERS, THE WORKING CLASS THEN FORGET ABOUT THE BLACK WORKING CLASS VOTERS? >> ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY AND THAT’S WHY IF YOU WANT TO WIN IN IOWA, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS WORKERS THAT WE HAVE HERE IT’S NOT WASTED TIME THEY HAVE TO HEAR THOSE VOICES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES AND THE CONDITIONS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE? >> LAST YEAR WATERLOO AND NEIGHBORING CEDAR FALLS WERE THE WORST AREA FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY HOW DOES A YOUNG BLACK MAYOR BECOME THE MAYOR OF A CITY IN THE WORST PLACE OF AMERICA FOR BLACK FOLKS TO LIVE? HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?

>> LET’S PUT IT LIKE THIS >> TO SAY THAT WE ARE THE WORST, I WILL NEVER GO WITH MAKING THAT STATEMENT TO SAY THAT WE HAVE CHALLENGES AND THINGS THAT WE NEED TO WORK ON, WHETHER IT’S UNEMPLOYMENT, WHETHER IT’S HOMEOWNERSHIP, ABSOLUTELY WE HAVE TO >> AMONG THE BIG CONCERNS IN WATERLOO RIGHT NOW, HOW TO GROW JOBS AND ENCOURAGE SMALL BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES LIKE THE HARDWARE STORE ALAN OPENED THE DMOOR 2016 BUT THE PEOPLE IN THIS SIDE OF TOWN DIDN’T ACCESS BASIC SUPPLIES LIKE HAMMERS AND NAILS >> THE HURDLES ARE HIGHER FOR US TO JUMP AND IT MAKES YOU QUESTION IS THIS HAPPENING TO EVERYBODY THAT OPENS A BUSINESS AND EVERYBODY THAT’S TRYING TO OPEN A BUSINESS OR MAYBE I JUST DON’T KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF OPENING A BUSINESS THOSE HURDLES MAKES IT HARD FOR THE COMMUNITY TO GROW A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE WILL AND THE DRIVE TO POWER PAST THOSE TYPE OF HURDLES THEY’RE LEAVING THIS AREA AND MAYBE SOME OF IT’S BECAUSE OF THE — AND THE DIFFICULTIES IN ESTABLISHING A BUSINESS MY SON GREW UP AND WAS EDUCATED HERE HE’S AN OPTOMETRIST BUT HE TOLD HIS DAD, I JUST CAN’T MAKE IT HERE HE SAID I GOT TO GET OUTSIDE OF HERE BECAUSE THERE’S A BIGGER CITY LIKE ST. LOUIS OR SOMEWHERE WHERE I HAVE A CHANCE >> AS IOWA WELCOMES CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, COMMUNITIES LIKE WATERLOO ARE HOPING TO BE HEARD >> DO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES? AND IF YOU DO THEN YOU’LL COME TO PLACES LIKE WATERLOO AND PUT FORTH STRATEGIES TO HELP SUPPORT THE MAYOR AND SUPPORT OTHERS THAT ARE TRYING TO MOVE OUR COMMUNITIES FORWARD BUT THAT’S THE QUESTION YOU WANT A PRESIDENT OF THE UTILITIES OR YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF A FEW PLACES? >> AND WE’RE HOPING THAT PEOPLE PUT TOGETHER PLATFORMS THAT’S ALL INCLUSIVE >> THE HAWKEYE STATE HAS BEEN IN FREE FALL AND IT DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE SLOWING DOWN THE LAND IS THREATENED YEARLY BY DEVASTATING FLOODS IN 2019 ALONE HISTORIC FLOODING LEFT NEARLY HALF THE POPULATION IN IOWA IN A DESIGNATED DISASTER AREA FARMERS ARE WORRIED AND THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE HAS DOMINATED THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL NBC’S HARRY SMITH TELLS US WHAT ONE FARM’S DOING TO HELP COMBAT THE CRISIS >> MATT RUSSELL HELPS WITH THE BIRTH OF A CALF JUST SOUTH OF DES MOINES HE’S A FIFTH GENERATION FARMER AND A CONNECTION TO THE LAND AND WHAT IT CAN PRODUCE IS THIS IS THERE STILL SOME ROMANCE LEFT OUT HERE? >> MATT AND HIS HUSBAND PATRICK BOUGHT THE GROUND AND THE HOUSE 14 YEARS AGO, CONVERTED IT FROM CORN AND SOY BEANS TO ALMOST ALL PASTURE AND PRODUCE >> WE SHIFTED THAT SO NOW WE HAVE MUCH BETTER WATER QUALITY COMING OFF WE’RE NOT DEPLETING THE SOIL, WE’RE BUILDING IT UP >> HIS PLACE HAS BECOME A MUST-STOP FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HIS MESSAGE, IOWA CAN HELP CURE THE CLIMATE ILLS THAT PLAYING THE PLANET >> THE SIGNS ARE PRETTY CLEAR THAT WE CAN START TO PULL SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CARBONS OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND PUT IT TO WORK IN OUR SOIL WHEN WE DO THAT WE REDUCE THE EMISSIONS SO IT’S A TWOFER >> RUSSEL HAD STUD DOID BECOME A PRIEST, THEN DEVOTED HIMSELF TO PUBLIC POLICY WHEN HE CAME UPON THIS FARM UP FOR SALE, HE REALIZED HE HAD FINALLY FOUND HIS TRUE CALLING >> WHEN I FIGURED OUT MY DISCIPLESHIP, WHAT’S MY CALL, IT WAS SUSTAINABILITY, NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE >> THAT’S YOUR HOLY TRINITY? >> THERE YOU GO, YEAH >> THE BLUE JEANED EVANGELIST SPEAKS IN CHURCH BASEMENTS AND BARNS, HIS SERMONS SOUNDING WARNINGS OF THE COMING CLIMATE APOCALYPSE >> IF WE KEEP THIS IN CORN AND SOY BEANS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS LIKE IT IS NOW, WE’RE ESSENTIALLY SAYING WE’RE ACCEPTING THE TIPPING POINT >> WE GIVE UP >> WE’RE GOING INTO THE CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CRISIS >> ONE BY ONE HE’S BEEN CONVERTING FARMERS INTO THE COMMUNION OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION THE PROCESS OF CAPTURING CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE AND STORING IT IN THE GROUND IOWA STATE EMILY SAYS INDEED THERE IS SALVATION IN THE SOIL >> YEAH, SO THERE’S ABOUT 2.5 FEET OF THIS RIGHT HERE AND THIS WAS THE — THIS IS — USED TO BE IN THE ATMOSPHERE, RIGHT? THIS IS DARK BECAUSE THERE’S CARBON IN HERE THAT USED TO BE IN THE ATMOSPHERE BUT THE PRAIRIE CAPTURED IT, AND PUT IT IN OUR SOIL >> PRAIRIE PASTURE, PERENNIAL, CAN FORM SOMETHING LIKE A GIANT VACUUM TO CLEANSE OUR POISONED SKIES AND WATER TOO BUT IF I’M A FARMER, I DON’T GET PAID FOR THAT >> CAN’T TAKE PRAIRIE TO THE ELEVATOR AND GET A TAX FORM, THAT’S TRUE >> THAT THIS, HOWEVER, COULD BE

A CASH CROP PLANT IT ONCE, IT’S A GRASS THAT WILL GROW TO OVER 12 FEET HIGH YEAR AFTER YEAR >> AS A CARBON SEQUESTRATION TOOL, IT’S FANTASTIC IT KEEPS SUCKING UP CARBONS WE USE THE ABOVEGROUND STUFF FOR WHATEVER WE WANT, FUEL, MATERIALS, YOU NAME IT AND THEN WHAT’S BELOW GROUND STAYS THERE >> COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE? >> YEAH, OH YEAH THIS WAS A BIG PIECE OF THE PUZZLE >> IOWA STATE HAD FIELDS FULL OF EXPERIMENTS AND MEASURING STATIONS TO MONITOR WAYS FARMERS CAN LEAN INTO THE FUTURE >> I THINK I’M A REALIST I’M FROM THIS LAND AND I WANT THIS LAND TO PERSIST >> AND FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, IT VERY LIKELY MEANS PAYING FARMERS TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THESE PRACTICES FOR TRUE BELIEVERS LIKE MATT RUSSELL, IT WAS THE MONEY WELL SPENT IS IT DOABLE? YOU TALK ABOUT THIS STUFF, IT’S AN ELECTION YEAR AND THERE ARE PEOPLE START TO OOH, OH, THE IOWA FARMLAND CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET I MEAN, REALLY? >> YEAH I BELIEVE IT WITH EVERYTHING I’VE GOT >> A STUDY FROM YALE UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT 70% OF IOWANS THINK ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ECONOMIC GROWTH SOMETHING TO CHEW ON FOR SURE WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE’VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE, 3 TO 11:00 P.M EASTERN >>> FORCING UKRAINE TO LOOK INTO THE BIDENS >> THEY WANT TO MOVE QUICKLY >> REMOVING THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE >> WE’RE GOING INSIDE IMPEACHMENT WITH THE REPORTERS OF NBC NEWS ARTICLE 2, INSIDE IMPEACHMENT, HOSTED BY ME, STEVE KORNACKI >> ALL EYES ON THE 2020 ELECTIONS FOLLOW THE LATEST ON THE CANDIDATES WITH THE NBC NEWS MOBILE APP STAY CONNECTED WITH BREAKING NEWS, TOP STORIES, LIVE VIDEO, AND YOUR FAVORITE NBC NEWS SHOW TEXT NBC NEWS TO 66866 TO GET THE APP >>> THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN IT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE DEBATE STAGES ALONG THE TRAILS OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, ONWARD TO THE TOWN HALLS AND CONVENTION HALLS, INTO THE SPIN ROOMS AND BAR ROOMS AND AS THIS JOURNEY UNFOLDS, WE’LL BE ON THE GROUND AT THE BIG BOARD NAVIGATING THE — EVERY STEP OF THE WAY >>> WE HAVE NEARLY 2 1/2 CENTURIES OF EXAMPLES WHERE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM HAVE WORKED THE FRAMERS DESIGNED THE GOVERNMENT FOR A MOMENT LIKE THIS WE WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO JUST GIVE A PASS TO SOMEBODY WHOSE TEAM WE DECIDED TO BE ON WE WERE SUPPOSED TO ACTUALLY THINK FOR OURSELVES THAT’S WHY WE FOUGHT THE REVOLUTION THAT’S WHY WE STRUGGLED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN TO MAKE REAL THOSE PROMISES >>> DATELINE EPISODES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN PODCASTS LISTEN ANYTIME, ANYWHERE SUBSCRIBE NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS IT >>> WASHINGTON FEELS MORE CHAOTIC THAN EVER IT’S MY JOB TO ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS LEFT AND RIGHT AND HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL >>> THE MEET THE PRESS CHUCK TODD PODCAST INSIDERS TAKE ON POLITICS AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE’VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> 90% >> IT’S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M EASTERN >> WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT TONIGHT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT OTHERWISE BEEN HEARING ABOUT IN THE NEWS, BUT STICK WITH ME >> FEED YOUR MIND WITH FRESH PERSPECTIVE GET YOUR FAVORITE MSNBC SHOWS NOW AS A PODCAST >>> WELCOME BACK SO, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO WHAT THE CANDIDATES SAID THEIR PLATFORMS AND WHAT THEY SAY THEY’RE GOING TO DO TO HELP THE RESIDENTS OF THE HAWKEYE STATE HERE THEY IN THEIR OWN WORDS >> FOR THE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE BEING

IGNORED, LEFT BEHIND, I WALKED OVER THE POLICIES OF DONALD TRUMP WITH OUR SUPPORT, I KNOW WE CAN BEAT TRUMP >> COULD YOU PLEASE SHARE YOUR PLAN, YOUR PARTICULAR PLAN ON HOW YOU’RE GOING TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP? >> ALL RIGHT I LIKE THE QUESTION! SO, LET’S START WITH THIS I WILL NOT BACK DOWN FROM DONALD TRUMP I LEARNED THE LESSON EARLY, YOU DON’T BACK DOWN FROM A BULLY >> I THINK THAT MATTERS TO PEOPLE IN IOWA THEY GET THAT THERE’S 31 COUNTIES HERE THAT DONALD TRUMP WON, BUT THAT BARACK OBAMA WON BEFORE THAT AND THEY WANT TO BRING THOSE PEOPLE BACK >> A SHOW OF HANDS, EVERYBODY THAT YOU OR SOMEBODY YOU CARE ABOUT EITHER IN YOUR FAMILY OR YOUR WORKPLACE THAT YOU CAN THINK OF THAT’S HAD A SERIOUS ISSUE WITH ADDICTION OR WITH MENTAL HEALTH SO WE CAN STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS LIKE THIS IS JUST A MINOR ISSUE FOR PEOPLE, THIS IS TOUCHING ALL OF US >> HOW ARE WE GOING PLANT THINGS ON YOUR FARM THAT ARE GOING TO SEQUESTER CARBONS AND HELP SAVE THE WORLD AND WHAT DO WE HAVE TO PAY YOU DO THAT? BUT IT’S A PARTNERSHIP SO WHEN WE THINK ABOUT REVIVING RURAL AMERICA, REVIVING THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY, THIS IS A HUGE NEW SOURCE OF REVENUE THAT WE’LL HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO TOGETHER THE BEST WAY BECAUSE WHO COMES TO IOWA AND TELLS IOWA FARMERS ABOUT HOW TO GROW THINGS? NOT ME >> IOWA! HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOU? AFTER I’M PRESIDENT, THANK YOU, IOWA, AFTER I’M PRESIDENT AND WE PASS THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND AND YOU GET THE $1,000 A MONTH, WHERE WOULD THE MONEY GO IN REAL LIFE? WHAT WOULD YOU SPEND IT ON? I HEARD BEER AND AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, I WILL END THESE WARS MAKING IT SO THAT NOT A SING THE BROTHER OR SISTER LOSES THEIR LIFE IN THESE WARS AND INSTEAD FOCUS ON I INVESTING OUR RESOURCES AND LIMITED TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON SEARCH THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE RIGHT HERE AT HOME >> I WANT EVERY KID IN IOWA AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE THEIR SCHOOLWORK SERIOUSLY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GET A HIGHER EDUCATION, AT LEAST COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL, REGARDLESS OF THE INCOME OF THEIR FAMILY BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO MAKE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE >> GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY GOD PROTECT OUR TROOPS >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH! >> THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR NOW STAY TUNED TO NBC NEWS NOW FOR ALL THE LATEST IN DECISION 2020 I’M STEVE KORNACKI, UNTIL NEXT TIME >> EVERYTHING’S COMING DOWN TO TODAY >> THERE’S NO SCENARIO WHERE I DON’T GO ON >> ON MY WAY TO IOWA >> WE KNOW IT’S A DEMOCRACY IT DOESN’T — >> THAT MUSIC SAYS IT ALL IT’S CERTAINLY MY FAVORITE MUSIC THESE DAYS IT’S COLLECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA GOOD EVENING I’M CHUCK TODD COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM THE HEART OF IOWA IN DES MOINES WELCOME TO OUR LIVE SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE 2020 IOWA CAUCUS ONLY ON NBC NEWS NOW WE ARE JUST 30 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE FIRST VOTE BEING CAST ESSENTIALLY IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE GOING TO BE A MARATHON AND A SPRINT AT THE SAME TIME RIGHT NOW, VOTERS ARE STARTING TO STREAM INTO THE CAUCUS LOCATIONS ALL AROUND IOWA TONIGHT DEMOCRATS BEGIN WHAT SAY HIGH STAKES PRIMARY BATTLE TO CHOOSE A CANDIDATE TO FACE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THIS YEAR’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND IT IS ALL UNFOLDING AMID THE HISTORIC IMPEACHMENT TRIAL INTO THE PRESIDENT THAT IS ALL BUT WRAPPING UP WE’RE ALSO MOMENTS AWAY FROM OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NBC NEWS ENTRANCE POLLING IN THESE IOWA CAUCUS CONTESTS YES, THE ENTRANCE POLLS, EXIT FOR PRIMARIES THESE EARLY ENTRANCE POLLS WILL GIVE US AN IMPORTANT EARLY GLIMPSE INTO WHAT KIND OF MOOD IS THE ELECTORATE IN? WHAT IS THE MAKEUP? HOW LIBERAL ARE THESE CAUCUSGOERS TONIGHT? THAT WILL MATTER A LOT IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG NIGHT COULD BE A HISTORIC NIGHT, AND WE HAVE YOUR COVERED PULL UP A CHAIR AND STICK AROUND FOR A WHILE HERE IN IOWA WE’VE GOT NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL KASIE HUNT NBC SENIOR POLITICS EDITOR MARK MURRAY AND KARINE JEAN TEE, A WE’LL KICK THINGS OFF HERE INSIDE THE MEDIA CENTER HERE IN DES MOINES AT NBC ELECTION HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK, ANDREA MITCHELL

AND IN WASHINGTON, NBC ELECTION ANALYSTS DAVID WASSERMAN WHO MAY END UP CALLING THIS BEFORE ANY OF US DO AND OF COURSE I’LL BE JOINED BY OUR TEAM OF ROAD WARRIORS ON THE GROUND WE’LL ARE TALKING ABOUT STRATEGISTS, THE CAMPAIGNS THEMSELVES, YOU DON’T NEED TO GO ANYWHERE ELSE STICK AROUND, STREAM IN, AND ENJOY YOURSELF AND WE’RE GOING TO START WITH THE REPORTERS WHO ARE TRACKING THE LATEST, NOT JUST WITH THE CAMPAIGN, BUT IN THE CAUCUS SITES THEMSELVES AND WE’RE GOING TO START IN IOWA’S JOHNSON COUNTY BECAUSE THAT IS HOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS CARRIED IT BIG IN 2016 THAT’S WHERE OUR OWN CAL PERRY IS TONIGHT AND WE’RE STARTING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF TURNOUT WE GET TONIGHT WE EXPECT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO SHOW PUT WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? >> ABSOLUTELY ELIZABETH WARREN — TOLD ME I’D LOOK BETTER WAY STICKER ON WITH THE BERNIE — BY THE END OF THE NIGHT I’LL BE A GUY COVERED IN STICKERS GIVING YOU A LOOK AROUND THERE FOR SHOW, EVERYBODY’S GETTING SET UP HERE THERE ARE TWO PRECINCTS HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRECINCT 3 WHICH IS RUN BY THE STUDENTS IN WHICH THE STUDENTS WILL BE CAUCUSING AND PRECINCT 4 IS THE ADULT ROOM THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BEING THERE ARE CHAIRS HERE >> THE ADULT ROOM >> IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR A LONG TIME THAT’S RIGHT, THE ADULT ROOM EVERYBODY HERE IS IN A REALLY GOOD MOOD AND BEING SUPER NICE I THINK THE DIFFERENCE WE’LL SEE THIS YEAR, I WILL THREE OF TO YOU TO DO THE DEBRIEF YOU’VE GOT TEN CANDIDATES HERE, THE VIABILITY CONTEST IS GOING TO BE DEEP THAT’S WHAT’S GOING TO MATTER BERNIE WON BIG FOUR YEARS AGO THE BERNIE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN CONFIDENT BUT THE ELIZABETH WARREN PEOPLE ARE HERE THEY WERE HERE EARLY THE DOORS ARE OPENING NOW THE OTHER THING HAPPENING ON THE FAR SIDE THAT IS IMPORTANT, PEOPLE ARE REGISTERING, THEY’RE COMING IN HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY ARE REGISTERING TO CAUCUS AND ALL OF THAT WILL BEGIN SORT OF IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES BOTH ROOMS ARE PACT TO CAPACITY WE EXPECT 700 PEOPLE IN EACH DISTRICT >> WELL, WE’RE GOING TO BE COMING BACK TO YOU A LOT BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WATCH THIS REALIGNMENT HAPPEN IN REALTIME AND THAT’S WHERE THE FUN OF THE CAUCUSES WILL BE BEGINNING CAL PERRY, THANK YOU WE GO OVER TO MIKE MEMOLI HE’S THERE NOW YOU’VE CAUGHT UP WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT HIMSELF RECENTLY TRY TO EXPLAIN THE MOOD EARLIER TODAY YOU INDICATED THEY’RE EITHER DOING A GREAT — A GREAT GAME OF LOWER EXPECTATIONS OR THERE’S A LOT OF NERVOUS NELLYS OVER THERE TONIGHT WHAT DO YOU SEE? >> Reporter: YEAH, CHUCK, I MEAN THE LAST FEW MONTHS HERE THERE HAVE BEEN BACK AND FORTH ABOUT CAN THEY GO ALL IN IN IOWA, TRY TO WRITE IT OFF? I TRIED TO TALK TO A SENIOR OFFICIAL A FEW MONTHS AGO AND HE SAID THERE WAS NEVER A WORLD THAT WE COULD LIVE IN WHERE WE COULD SKIP IOWA YOU CANT MAKE AN ARGUMENT ABOUT ELECTABILITY AND SKIP THE FIRST ELECTION BUT THEY FELT GOOD ABOUT HOW THINGS WERE PROCEEDING ABOUT THE TURN OF THE CALENDAR IN 2020 BUT I THINK A COMBINATION OF THE LATE ATTACKS THAT CAME FROM BERNIE SANDERS AND HIS CAMPAIGN AND IF THEY’RE AUTHORIZED OR NOT AND THEN THIS CONSTANT AIR OF UKRAINE HOVERING AROUPD ROUND THEM THE IMPEACHMENT, THEY TRIED TO MAKE IT WORK FOR THEM AND TRIED TO PLAY UP THE JONI ERNST COMMENTS ABOUT WHETHER IT WOULD AFFECT THE CAUCUSES I THINK IT BUILT THE PRESSURE ON THEM KNOWING THAT MIKE BLOOMBERG IS OUT IN THE LANE BUT I TALKED TO THE VICE PRESIDENT MYSELF ON A COUPLE LONG BUS RIDES THIS WEEK LET’S TAKE A LISTEN TO THE MAN HIMSELF ABOUT WHAT HE THINKS WILL HAPPEN HERE >> NOTHING HAPPENS HERE ON MONDAY IS GOING TO END THIS CAMPAIGN IT’S A VERY DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCE THAN IT HAS BEEN IN THE PAST AND I THINK THIS COULD BE A REALLY TOUGH CONTEST HERE AND — AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO SEE, A BUNCH OF US COMING OUT BUNCHED UP AND THAT’S GOING TO BE FINE I MEAN, I’D RATHER HAVE AND I WIN, DON’T GET ME WRONG I’LL DO WELL IN NEVADA AND I THINK I HAVE A REAL FIREWALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THEN WE GO INTO THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF MINORITIES AND AFRICAN AMERICANS RUNNING I THINK I’M GOING TO DO FINE >> SO THE QUESTION IS, DOES THAT FIREWALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HE JUST TALKED ABOUT, HIS SUPPORT AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS AND THE BREWEDER BROADER COALITION PARTY, DOES THAT HOLD IF HE DIDN’T DO WELL HERE? AND WHAT I’VE BEEN HEARING TALKING TO BIDEN CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS AND THEIR ALLIES, IT’S A MUDDLE IT’S A MIXED RESULT HERE NO CLEAR WIN, HE THAT ARE SEEMS TO BE WHAT THEY’RE HOPING FOR AT THE BEST HERE >> WELL, IN SOME WAYS THERE’S QUITE A FEW CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE ACTUALLY STRATEGIZING FOR A MUDDLE WHICH IN A CAUCUS YOU CAN DO WE’LL ARE WATCHING FOR THAT TONIGHT MIKE, THANK YOU LET’S GO TO SANDERS HEADQUARTERS NOW HE’S ALSO HERE IN THE STATE’S CAPITAL IN DES MOINES

THAT’S WHERE WE FIND SHAQUILLE BREWSTER SHAQ, THEY FEEL CONFIDENT HERE BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A STRATEGY BY EVERYBODY ELSE, THE GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE SANDERS DOESN’T GET MOMENTUM OUT OF HERE DOESN’T HAVE TOO BIG OF A GAP IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY ELSE >> Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, CHUCK AND, YOU KNOW, IT STARTED WITH WHAT THE CONVERSATION YOU WERE HAVING THIS MORNING THAT’S ALMOST TAKING A RISK THEY’RE CONTINUALLY INCREASING THE EXPECTATIONS HERE AND IN THAT CONVERSATION YOU HAD, JEFF WEAVER SAID IF IT’S NOT A FIRST OR SECOND PLACE FINISH OUT OF IOWA, THEN IT WOULD BE A BAD NIGHT FOR THEM ON ONE HAND YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THEY HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE THE POLLING THAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING FROM SENATOR SANDERS OVER THE PAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS HAS HAD HIS NUMBERS INCREASE THING THE LATEST POLLS AND THE AVERAGE OF POLLS HAVE HIM WITH ABOUT A FOUR-POINT LEAD THEY’RE COMING INTO IT WITH GOOD INDICATORS HERE BUT THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT HEADWINDS ON THE OTHER HAND SENATOR SANDERS HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO SPEND MUCH TIME HERE BECAUSE OF THE IMPEACHMENT BATTLE HE’S ALSO BEEN FACING NEGATIVE ADVERTISING ON THE AIRWAVES ONE THING THEY’RE WATCHING CLOSELY TONIGHT, THEY THINK THEY WILL DO WELL IN THE FIRST ROUND OF BALLOTING DURING THE CAUCUS WHEN THE VOTERS GO INTO THEIR CAUCUS LOCATION AND SEPARATE AND DECIDE ON WHO THEY WANT, THEY THINK THEY — FAIRLY CONFIDENT THEY’LL WIN THAT PART OF THE CAUCUS TONIGHT BUT WHAT THEY’RE UNCERTAIN, WHERE THE CERTAINTY STARTS TO SLIP AWAY IS THE REALIGNMENT WHAT HAPPENS AT THAT POINT? THAT’S HARD TO PREDICT BECAUSE IT DEPENDS ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS THAT OCCUR IN THE ROOM THEY’RE WATCHING THE TURNOUT CLOSELY THAT’S SOMETHING THAT SENATOR SANDERS SAID AS HE WAS LEAVING WASHINGTON, D.C., HE WAS THERE FOR THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS EARLIER TODAY, HE SAID IF THERE’S HISTORIC TURNOUT, HE FEELS LIKE HE’LL DO WELL SO THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY AND WE’LL BE WATCHING THE — SUBSCRIBING THEY’LL BE WATCHING THOSE CLOSELY CHUCK >> AND, SHAQ, I HOPE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO FIND THIS OUT LATER I’LL BE CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE THEY WANT SENATOR SANDERS SPEECH TONIGHT TO BE DELIVERING TO THE REST OF THE PARTY, WHETHER IT’S GOING TO BE A TYPICAL STUMP SPEECH THAT HE GIVES OR IF HE’S GOT SOMETHING NEW TO SAY, ESPECIALLY IF THEY’RE AS CONFIDENT AS THEY SEEM TO BE ACTING SOMETHING TO FOLLOW TONIGHT SHAQUILLE BREWSTER, THANK YOU NOW LET’S GO OVER TO ELIZABETH WARREN’S CAMPAIGN THAT’S WHERE WE FIND ALI VITALY WHAT IS THE MOOD OF THE WARREN CAMPAIGN? THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK OF SANDERS, BIDEN, SANDERS, BIDEN AND THEN YOU HEAR THE WHISPERS WHOSE GOT THE ORGANIZATION THAT EVERYBODY ELSE WISHES THEY HAD >> Reporter: THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT YOU TALK ABOUT THIS SECTION — BETWEEN SANDERS AND BIDE IN, I WOULD TELL YOU THAT IN CONVERSATIONS WITH THE WARREN CAMPAIGN, I FEEL LIKE THEY FALL RIGHT NOW MID-WISE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN WHAT SHAQ AND MEMOLI IS SAYING ABOUT THEIR CAMPAIGNS MEMOLI IS SENSING NERVOUS NERVOUSNESS AND SHAQ HAS CONFIDENCE IN CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM, I THINK THAT THEY’RE CONFIDENT WITH HOW THEY’LL DO TONIGHT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY’RE NOT OVERHYPING THEIR EXPECTATIONS I ALSO THINK THAT IN MY CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM TODAY WE’RE SEEING THE METRIC BY WHICH THEY THINK THAT THEY’LL WIN HERE IF THEY WIN, THEY’RE LOOKING AT THOSE DELEGATES TO BE THE SIGN THAT THEY’VE DONE IT THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN WHAT SHAQ SAID SHAQ POINTED TO THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN SAYING THAT THEY’RE LOOKING AT THOSE RAW VOTE TOTALS WARREN SAYS THIS IS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TEND OF THE DAY AFTER THE ALIGNMENT AND DELEGATES THAT’S A METRIC THAT YOU AND I TEND TO LOOK AT AS WELL FOR HOW TO WIN HERE IN IOWA AT THE SAME TIME, THERE’S ALSO A STRATEGY FOR HOW THEY’LL GET THOSE DELEGATES AND IT’S GO WHERE THE DELEGATES ARE WE KNOW THAT RURAL COUNTIES ARE IMPORTANT HERE IN IOWA IN TALKING TO IOWA VOTERS THEY’VE SAID DON’T SLEEP ON RURAL COUNTY BECAUSE THEY MAY TREND A LITTLE RED KLOBUCHAR, BUTTIGIEG, STEYER, THEY’VE SPENT TIME THERE BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE WARREN HAS BEEN, INNER RAPIDS, IOWA CITY, DAVEN PORT, THOSE ARE PLACES THAT ARE HIGH POPULATION, HIGH A. DELEGATES THAT’S THE KEY TO THEIR PLAN TONIGHT >> ALL RIGHT ALI VITALY, THANKS VERY MUCH BEFORE I JUMP TO ONE — PETE BUTTIGIEG’S CAMPAIGN, WE DO HAVE SOME — OUR FIRST ENTRANCE POLLS AND I BELIEVE IT’S SORT OF — AT THIS POINT I BELIEVE THE NUMBER WE CAN SHARE HERE HAS DO WITH WHAT KIND OF CANDIDATE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR TONIGHT? LOOK AT THIS AND THIS MIGHT CHANGE THROUGH THE NIGHT AS MORE NUMBERS COME IN, BUT FOR NOW BY A 2-1 MARGIN, VOTERS ARE COMING TO THESE CAUCUSES LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY THAT CAN BEAT TRUMP 63% 36% SAYS A CANDIDATE THAT AGREES WITH YOU LET ME GET TO MY TABLE HERE,

KASIE HUNT, THAT IS A — THAT IS BAD NEWS IF YOU’RE BERNIE SANDERS THAT IS NOT THE — WHAT YOU WANTED IF YOU WERE SANDERS >> POTENTIALLY, YEAH IF THAT’S — IF VOTERS — >> POTENTIALLY >> I THINK THE QUESTION IS, DO, YOU KNOW, THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN VIEW THAT THEY ARE IN THE BEST POSITION TO BEAT TRUMP AND DEMOCRATS NOMINATED HIM LAST TIME AROUND WE WOULDN’TING IN THIS POSITION NOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE RIGHT, WHO KNOWS BUT WE’VE SEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN ALREADY TRY TO PAINT HIM INTO THE BOX THEY WANT HIM TO BE IN, WHICH IS SOMEBODY THAT SEEKS TO BE PRESIDENT IN GENERAL ELECTION >> WE’VE BEEN ASKING THIS BASIC POLL QUESTION AND THE REASON WE THINK IT’S A BIG DEAL IS AMONG THOSE THAT CARED ABOUT ELECTABILITY MORE, THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN GOOD FOR BIDEN AMONG THOSE THAT CARE ABOUT ISSUES MORE, THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN BETTER FOR SANDERS AND WARREN >> BUT ELECTABILITY IS THE HOLDER AND THEY’RE MAKING INDIVIDUAL ARGUMENTS FOR BERNIE SANDERS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT LEBLTABILITY ELECTABILITY, I GET THE BIGGEST CROWDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO COME TO THE POLLS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BIDEN, LOOK AT THE POLLS, I’M BEATING ALL OF THEM BY BIGGER NUMBERS THAN YOU BUTTIGIEG’S ARGUMENTSY CAN TURN THE PAGE AND BE A NEW GENERATION ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS I CAN UNITE ALL ITEM GOLDILOCKS TYPE OF CANDIDATE >> THAT’S A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT THAT’S LIKE HER AD IN ONE WORD >> THE ONE THING WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, IT’S 35 PERCENT OF GREEN FIELD AND ISSUES, BERNIE SANDERS OWNS THAT ENTIRE LANE, THAT’S VICTORY >> KANE >> IF YOU LOOK AT POLL AFTER POLL AFTER POLL, THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT THE DEMOCRATIC BASE WANTS IS TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP THEY’VE SHOWN THAT OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS OVER EVERY ELECTORAL PROCESS THAT’S BEEN HELD SINCE HE WAS ELECTED IT’S CONNECTED TO BOTH LIBERALS AND MODERATE IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC BASE, THEY WANT TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP THE DIFFERENCE IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ISSUES, THAT’S WHAT ENERGIZES THE BASE AND EXCITES THE BASE SO WE’RE TRYING TO SEE WHAT IS AN ELECTORATE GOING TO LOOK LIKE? >> STACEY, DO YOU THINK IT’S A MISTAKE WE IN OUR PROFESSION MAKE IS TRYING TO DEFINE ELECTABILITY FOR THE VOTER? AND THE VOTERS WILL TELL US WHAT THEY THINK ELECTABILITY IS FOUR YEARS AGO THEY SAID JOHN KASICH IS ELECTABILITY AND YOU SAY REPUBLICANS DON’T AGREE WITH YOU REPUBLICANS ARE SITTING THERE GOING, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS ELECTABLE AND REPUBLICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT LECABILITY IS IN A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY AND DEMOCRATS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT ELECTABLE IS IN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY >> IT’S MATTERED IN THE PAST BECAUSE IT’S DRIVEN BY THE DECISIONS BIG DONORS HAVE MADE >> THAT DOESN’T MATTER >> THAT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE BERNIE SANDERS HE PUSHES A BUTTON AND RAISES A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS JUST LIKE THAT I THINK THAT THE ELECTABILITY ISSUE, FOR BIND IF HE GOES OUT AND IF HE LOSES TONIGHT IN A BIG WAY, THAT’S GOING TO BE A HUGE FINANCIAL PROBLEM FOR HIM SO THERE IS THAT >> WE’VE GOT OTHER NUMBERS THAT WE’RE BRINGING IN HERE HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN OF IDEOLOGY AND WE HAVE IT — WE HAVE MULTIPLE CATEGORIES BUT WE’RE GOING TO PRESENT IT TONIGHT IN THREE CATEGORIES VERY LIBERAL IS THE TONE SOMEWHAT LIBERAL AS A TONE AND THEN TAKING THE MODERATE MARK AND CONSERVATIVE INTO ONE USUALLY CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT IS ABOUT FOUR TO FIVE POINTS SO THAT’S WHY WE’RE MIXING THEM AS ONE BECAUSE THE MODERATE CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS HAVE ALL BEEN ACT GTS THE SAME I LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS AND THE VOTE IS GOING FOB SOMEWHAT LEVEL THAT’S THE — THAT’S GOING TO BE THE SWING VOTE HERE SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE VOTE SAY SWING VOTE AND REPUBLICAN PRIMARY THE LIBERAL IS THE SWING VOTE GOES TO THE MODERATE AND PROGRESSIVES >> WE LOOK BACK AT THE 2016 ENTRANCE POLL AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE EXACTLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES THAT HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS WERE FACING FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU ADD UP THE SOMEWHAT LIBERAL AND VERY LIBERAL, TWO-THIRDS WE ALWAYS HEARD FROM THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW LIBERAL IOWA DEMOCRATS ARE >> THAT’S RIGHT >> THEY’RE VERY LIBERAL ACCORDING TO THOSE NUMBERS I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT, THE SWING VOTE IS THE SMA WHAT LIBERAL FOLKS AND THEY COULD DECIDE THE WIN >> LET’S GO TO KATY I THINK SHE’S AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY SHE WAS AT ONE OF THESE EARLIER CAUCUS SITES THEY CREATED THIS TIME FOR PEOPLE THAT VISHS WITH CHILD CARE AND WORKERS SHE’S BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS KATY, IT’S EARLY WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING AND WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> THERE’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE, THE CAUCUS STARTS IN 15 MINUTES AND THEY’RE GOING TO — I ALIGN THEMSELVES FOR THE FIRST ALIGNMENT BASED ON THESE ROWS YOU CAN SEE THERE’S WARREN SUPPORTERS OVER HERE, THEY’RE SPILLING OVER INTO SECOND SECTION THAT’S WHERE THE YANG AND STEYERS AND CANDIDATES TO THE LEFT SUPPORTER WILL BE OVER THERE ACROSS THE WAY HERE YOU CAN SEE PETE BUTTIGIEG HE’S FILLING UP A SECTION BERNIE SANDERS HAS ONE SECRETARIES AND PART OF ANOTHER AMY KLOBUCHAR IS PRETTY FULL RIGHT NOW AND SAME WITH JOE

BIDEN WHICH IS DOWN HERE BUT I DO WANT TO WALK UP HERE AND FIND OUT HOW WARREN’S CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS FEEL HEY, MA’AM WHY WAS — >> I LIKE THE — >> YEAH? >> I LIKE THE POLICIES >> AND DO YOU FEEL LIKE SHE’S PROGRESSIVE? MODERATE? WHERE DO YOU SEE HER ON THE SPECTRUM? >> I THINK SHE’S IN BETWEEN >> YOU THINK THESE E SHE’S ELECTABLE? >> I DO >> WHAT ABOUT YOU, MA’AM >> I BELIEVE SHE’S ELECTABLE SHE’S HAS A LOT OF ENERGY AND SHE’S VERY INTELLIGENT AND I REALLY LIKE HER >> DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS COULD COME DOWN TO WARREN VERSUS SANDERS? IF SO, HOW DO YOU CONVINCE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT BE VIABLE TONIGHT TO COME OVER TO THE WARREN SIDE? >> I DON’T KNOW THAT’S A HARD QUESTION DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO THIS? >> WELL, YEAH I THINK HER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CONGRESS, HOUSE AND SENATE, IS A MORE — A LESS FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP THAN BERNIE SANDERS RIGHT NOW >> YOU THINK SHE CAN GET MORE DONE? >> I THINK SHE CAN GET MORE DONE >> LADIES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH LET’S GO TO THE TOP AND GET AN AERIAL VIEW OF WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO FILE IN FOR THE NEXT 20 MINUTES OR SO AND THEY’RE GOING TO LINE UP — >> DURING YOUR — WIRELESS MIC, KATY, GETTING YOU A WIRELESS MIC WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA IN THE IS FANTASTIC KEEP THIS GOING >> LOOK AT THIS TRACK AROUND — LOOK AT THAT TRACK AROUND THE ARENA YOU HAVE — >> WE’RE GOING TO — ON YOU AT SOME POINT >> YEAH WARREN CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS WHO ARE LITERALLY DANCING THEIR WAY TO GET SUPPORTERS THIS IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR YOU? >> I THINK IT’S SHOWING HOW MUCH ENERGY THE WARREN CAMPAIGN HAS >> IT’S CERTAINLY SHOWING ENERGIES AND IT’S GETTING A GOOD WORKOUT ON THE TRACK THAT MAKES SENSE IF WE LOOK AT THE AERIAL VIEW, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS AND GET A SENSE OF HOW YOU FEEL THIS GOING TO TURN OUT THE BIDEN TEAM OVER HERE >> YEAH >> IT’S FILLING UP AN ENTIRE SECTION AND THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IN THE CAUCUSES ACROSS THE STREET, THE SATELLITE CAUCUS THERE ARE WAS LITERALLY ONLY ONE BIDEN SUPPORTER HE HAD TO REALIGN SO BIDEN DOESN’T GET 15% HERE, ALL OF THESE FOLKS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REALIGN AND WHO WILL THEY GO FOR? ACROSS THE WAY AMY KLOBUCHAR ALSO FILLING UP A SECTION PETE BUTTIGIEG FILLING UP A SECTION A LITTLE BIT MORE BERNIE SANDERS, THAT WAS THE BIGGEST CROWD AT THE CAUCUS ACROSS THE STREET I’M ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED THAT PART OF THEIR SECTION IS AS EMPTY AS IT IS THERE’S 20 MINUTES SO MUCH CAN CHANGE SO MUCH CAN CHANGE >> A LOT CAN CHANGE >> WELL, YOU’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME >> IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR WARREN >> ABSOLUTELY BOTH WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG ARE COUNTING ON BIG NIGHTS IN POLK COUNTY AND YOU’LL BE GOING UP AND DOWN THOSE STEPS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, KATY THAT, I PROMISE YOU THANKS VERY MUCH WE ARE JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CAUCUSGOERS CLOSING ALL OVER IOWA WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH OUR SPECIAL TEAM COVERAGE OF TONIGHT’S HISTORIC ACTION WHEN VOTERS HAVE THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO MAKE THEIR MARK ON 2020 YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE’VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IT’S AT A STAND STILL >> GOOD AFTERNOON >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE, WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN ♪♪ >>> START AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY >> FORCING UKRAINE TO LOOK INTO THE BIDENS >> THE TRANSCRIPT >> THEY WANT TO MOVE QUICKLY >> REMOVE THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE >> WE’RE GOING INSIDE IMPEACHMENT WITH THE REPORTERS OF NBC NEWS >> ARTICLE 2, INSIDE IMPEACHMENT, HOSTED BY ME, STEVE KORNACKI >> ALL EYES ON THE 2020 ELECTION FOLLOW THE LATEST ON THE CANDIDATES WITH THE NBC NEWS MOBILE APP STAY CONNECTED WITH BREAKING NEWS TOP STORIES, LIVE VIDEO, AND YOUR FAVORITE NBC NEWS SHOW TEXT NBC NEWS TO 66866 TO GET THE APP >>> THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN IT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE DEBATE STAGES ALONG THE TRAILS OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ONWARD TO THE TOWN HALL AND CONVENTION HALLS, INTO THE SPIN ROOMS AND BAR ROOMS AND AS THIS JOURNEY UNFOLDS, WE’LL BE ON THE GROUND AT THE

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TONIGHT FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PARTY >> I THINK BERNIE SANDERS HAS SO MUCH TO POTENTIALLY GAIN AND A LOT POTENTIALLY TO LOSE THIS IS GOING TO BE A FASCINATING RESULT WE’RE NOW AT A POINT WHERE BECAUSE OF WHAT POLLS WE’VE HAD LEADING UP TO THESE CAUCUSES WHERE THIS KIND OF AN ASSUMPTION THAT SANDERS WILL PROBABLY WIN THE CAUCUS NOW, WE HAVE NO IDEA IF THAT’S GOING TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN WE KNOW THAT ELIZABETH WARREN HAS THE GROUND GAME THERE SHE COULD — SHE COULD EASILY WIN WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BUT — BUT, YOU KNOW, IF SANDERS DOES WIN, SAY HE WINS NARROWLY, WHEN WE LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE REALIGNED AND WHAT HAPPENED, WE MIGHT HAVE AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER SANDERS IS A POLARIZING FIGURE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHETHER — I MEAN, YOU KNOW, ANDREA’S RIGHT THAT VOTERS DON’T SEE THE CLEAR LANES THAT WE SEE BUT I THINK BERNIE SANDERS DOES HAVE A LANE HE HAS BEEN IN THE SAME LANE FOR 30 YEARS, YOU KNOW IT’S — >> HE’S NOT MOVED >> SO THE QUESTION THEN IS HOW DO — HOW DOES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AT LARGE THINK ABOUT THAT AS A STANDARD BEARER FOR A PARTY THAT THE MAJORITY IS SOMEWHAT LIBERAL OR CONSIDERS ITSELF MODERATE TO CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS? AND DO THOSE VOTERS COALESCE AROUND SOMEBODY ELSE? IS THERE ANYBODY BUT BERNIE DYNAMIC THAT WOULD, PERHAPS, MAKE SENSE HERE? AND WE MAY — WE WILL HAVE FULL ANSWER TO THOSE QUESTIONS BY THE END OF THE EVENING, BUT WE MIGHT HAVE SOME HINTS >> TAKE US A LITTLE BIT FURTHER IF THIS SITUATION THAT YOU’RE DESCRIBE ZG COME TO PASS, WHAT HAPPENS WITH VOTERS OF COLOR IN THE PARTY? BECAUSE WE’RE NOT GOING TO HEAR FROM THEM UNTIL LATER ON IN THE PROCESS >> WELL, WE’RE GOING TO LEARN NOTHING ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK FROM IOWA, BASICALLY I MEAN, WE’RE JUST NOT AND SO WAIT TILL WE GET TO — IN NEVADA, IN THOSE CAUCUSES WE WILL SEE LATINO VOTERS MAKING THEIR FIRST MEANINGFUL STATEMENT AND THEN IN MY STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WE’LL SEE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS >> SO PEA SORRY, BUT WE HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE MOMENT BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO SEND IT OVER TO LESTER HOLT AND CHUCK TODD FOR AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT WE’RE GOING TO COME TO THEM IN JUST A SECOND WE’RE LIVE FROM DES MOINES YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE’RE WAITING FOR A SPECIAL REPORT FROM LESTER HOLT AND CHUCK TODD AS WE GET THOSE INITIAL — >> GOOD EVENING, I’M LESTER HOLT IN NEW YORK DOORS HAVE JUST CLOSED AT CAUCUS SITES IN IOWA AND AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNING VOTING IS FINALLY UNDERWAY THE 41 DELEGATES TONIGHT IS A FRACTION OF WHAT IS NEEDED TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION BUT WHAT IS ON THE LINE IS THE ENORMOUS BOOST THAT COMES FROM WINNING THE PERCENT IN THE NATION CONTEST HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE CAUCUS SITES WE’RE WATCHING AS IOWAN GATHER TO CAST VOTES SOME NUMBERS HAVE COME IN BUT THIS RACE IS TOO EARLY TO CALL WITH BIDEN, SANDERS, WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG ALL VYING FOR FIRST PLACE CHUCK TODD HAS A LOOK AT OUR ENTRANCE POLLS CHUCK? >> AND THEY ARE EARLY AND THEY, TOO, COULD CHANGE AS WELL BUT HERE IS WHAT WE’RE LEARNING BY A TWO TO ONE MARGIN, THESE DEMOCRATS ARE SHOWING UP WITH ONE THING IN MIND, FINDING A CANDIDATE THAT COULD BEAT DONALD TRUMP AND FINDING SOMEONE THAT AGREES WITH THEM AND IN OUR NATIONAL POLL THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR SOMEBODY IN THE MORE MODERATE THINGS LIKE JOE BIDEN BUT IN IDEOLOGY THIS LOOKS LIKE IT DID FOUR YEARS AGO AND IT IS THIS LIBERAL THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR BERNIE SANDERS A LONG NIGHT IT IS INTERESTING >> WE’LL TALK TO YOU ALONG THE WAY STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT FOR NOW I’M LESTER HOLT, NBC NEWS, GOOD EVENING >> AND WE ARE BACK HERE WITH “NBC NEWS NOW.” WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION JUST IN IN THAT EARLY ENTRANCE POLL JOE BIDEN, PETE BUTTIGIEG AND BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN ALL VYING FOR FIRST PLACE ALTHOUGH THE FINAL ORDER IS, OF COURSE, UNCLEAR AT THIS EARLY HOUR CHUCK TODD IS GOING TO BE BACK IN A MOMENT BUT FIRST NOW TO A CAUCUS SITE IN IOWA’S LARGEST DEMOCRATIC COUNTY, AND POLK COUNTY IS WHERE WE FIND KATY PERRY AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY ARE YOU DOING MORE STAIRS FOR US? WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? ACTUALLY, KATY, WE’LL SEE WHERE SHE IS IN HER EXERCISE IN A MINUTE LET’S GO BACK TO ANDREA MITCHELL ANDREA, ONE OF THE — ONE OF THE

MOST INTERESTING THINGS COMING OUT IS WHETHER OR NOT VOTERS REGULARLY USE TWITTER FOR POLITICAL NEWS 80% OF THEM — [ INAUDIBLE ] TELL US THEY REGULARLY USE TWITTER >> CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? YOU HAD AN AUDIO BLITZ YOU COULD GIVE ME THE NUMBERS AGAIN >> OF COURSE IT IS 80% NO 19% YES WE’RE DOING THIS ON THE FLY SO HERE IS MY LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER 80% OF VOTERS SAY THEY DO NOT USE TWITTER HERE NOW WE’RE ALL PAYING VERY CLOSE TO ATTENTION TO THIS DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND TO A CERTAIN EXTENT THIS UNDERSCORES WHAT I THINK WAS A JOE BIDEN PIECE OF CASE, WHAT WE HEAR EVERY DAY IN OUR CONVERSATION IS FURTHER TO THE LEFT THAN PERHAPS THE GENERAL ELECTION ACTUALLY IS >> THERE IS ALSO AN OLDER DEMOGRAPHIC IN IOWA AND WE HAVE YET TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE YOUNGER VOTERS TURN OUT BUT OLDER — I’M MAKING A BIG GENERALIZATION BUT I WOULD THINK DEMOGRAPHICALLY OLDER PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND IN THE CASE IN IOWA MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU SEE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, POSSIBLY YOU’LL SEE MORE ACTIVITY THERE BUT I’M NOT SURPRISED BY THE 80% BECAUSE TWITTER IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS FACEBOOK HAS BEEN IN TERMS OF POLITICAL ADVERTISING AND POLITICAL MESSAGES >> THAT IS A GREAT POINT DO YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN HERE >> I THINK THAT IS RIGHT FIRST TWITTER IS NOT REAL LIFE IT IS — IT JUST ISN’T ALL JOURNALISTS ARE ON TWITTER ALL OF THE TIME AND ACTUALLY THERE IS A GOOD REASON TWITTER IS GREAT FOR BREAKING NEWS FOR UP-TO-THE-SECOND NEWS AND YOU CANNOT BE ON IT BUT EASILY BE A REGULAR PERSON WITHOUT BEING ON TWITTER AND HAVING IT OPEN ALL OF THE TIME ON YOUR PHONE OR ON YOUR LAPTOP SO IT IS — IT GIVES A DISTORTED VIEW IF YOU THINK WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS BASED ON WHAT PEOPLE ON TWITTER SAY YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE WRONG ANDREA IS RIGHT THAT FACEBOOK IS — IS A MUCH MORE POWERFUL SOCIAL MEDIA IN MANY WAYS ESPECIALLY WITH THIS OLDER DEMOGRAPHIC IN IOWA BECAUSE EVERYBODY REALLY IS ON FACEBOOK AND WE SAW HOW EFFECTIVELY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN USED FACEBOOK LAST TIME AROUND >> AND YOU KNOW WHO IS DOING THIS THIS TIME IS MIKE BLOOMBERG KASIE, I’M WONDERING IF YOU’RE HEARING ANYTHING ABOUT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HE’S NOT COMPETING IN IOWA >> THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION TO RAISE AND WE’VE SEEN SOME NUMBERS IN RECENT POLLING THAT SHOW THAT A LOT OF VOTER ARE SEEING HIS ADS EITHER ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR ON TV BUT HE’S ABSENT OBVIOUSLY HERE IN IOWA THEY MADE THIS CONSCIOUS DECISION TO SKIP THE EARLY STATES AND YOU’RE NOT HEARING MUCH FROM THE THE VOTERS I’VE TALKED TO LET’S CHECK IN I THIS THINK WE HAVE KATY TUR BACK WITH US IS SHE THERE IN DES MOINES? KATY, YOU’RE CHECKING IN WITH FOLKS HERE HAVE YOU HEARD ANDREA’S QUESTION ABOUT BLOOMBERG AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT TWITTER AND WHETHER THEY CARE WHAT THE CONVERSATION IS LIKE ON TWITTER? >> YOU KNOW, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS NOT COMING UP IN THIS CAUCUS AND I AGREE ABOUT TWITTER BUT THEY ARE STARTING THE CAUCUS AND I WANT TO RUN THROUGH WHAT IS HAPPENING THEY’VE ASKED EVERYBODY TO FILL UP IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS, TO FILL UP AS MANY ROWS AS POSSIBLE SO YOU SEE EVERYONE HAS TIGHTENED UP IN THE BIDEN SECTION THEY HAVE NOT FILLED OVER TO A SECOND SECTION FOR BIDEN THEY’VE ALSO TIGHTENED UP AND WE’LL TRY TO MANEUVER AROUND THE OTHER CAMERAS, THEY’VE TIGHTENED UP OVER THE WARREN SECTION EXCUSE ME BECAUSE WE’RE WALKING THROUGH THE MAIN STAGE AND THERE IS SPILLOVER IN THE WARREN SECTION AS WELL WHEN WE LOOK ACROSS THE BASKETBALL COURT WE’LL SEE THAT THE BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN IS FILLING UP SORT OF THAT SECTION OVER TO MY LEFT A GUY IS WAVING AT ME THE CAUCUS FOR PETE BUTTIGIEG IS FILLING UP THE MIDDLE SECTION AND AMY KLOBUCHAR’S SECTION IS RELATIVELY FULL AS WELL THERE ARE 14 SEATS ACROSS AND 16 SEATS UP WHAT TEAR TRYING TO DO TO MAKE THIS EASY AND GO QUICKLY, THEY WANT EACH ROW TO BE COMPLETELY FULL TO EASILY COUNT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE ROWS HERE IS THE TRICKY PART YOU NOTICE THERE ARE KIDS IN THE CROWD SITTING IN SOME SEATS AND REPORTERS SITTING IN THE SEATS THEY HAVE TO BE VERY THOROUGH ABOUT HOW THEY ARE COUNTING LEFT THEY GET A 7-YEAR-OLD WHO INADVERTENTLY CAUCUSED BUT DESPITE THE LOOK OF IT, IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE HOW LARGE WARREN’S CROWD IS COMPARED TO THE OTHERS BERNIE IS NEXT DOOR AND THE

EARLIER CAUCUS >> HE TOOK IT AWAY >> IT WAS PACKED FOR BERNIE THERE WAS ONE BIDEN SUPPORTER THERE BUT NOW THEY ARE MAKING THE CAMPAIGN FEEL RELATIVELY DID RIGHT NOW AND ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOOK OVER AT THE KLOBUCHAR CAMPAIGN AND JUST SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE REMEMBER, IF SOMEBODY IS — IF A CANDIDATE DOESN’T GET TO 15%, THERE IS NOT 15% OF THE TOTAL CROWD HERE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATE, THEY HAVE GOT TO REALIGN AND THAT IS WHEN THINGS GET REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE IN THE REALIGNMENT IN THE SECOND ROUND YOU’LL SEE PEOPLE FROM THE CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE VIABLE AND MORE THAN 15% GO OVER TO THE OTHER GROUPS OF PEOPLE, THE NON-VIABLE CANDIDATES AND ONE-ON-ONE TRY TO PERSUADE THEM TO COME CAUCUS WITH THEIR CANDIDATE WHAT WE SAW ON THE OTHER SIDE, KASIE WAS A WOMAN THAT WENT FROM BUTTIGIEG TO SANDERS AND I ASKED WHY AND SHE SAID THE SANDERS TEAM GOT TO ME FIRST IT IS ALL ABOUT BEING IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW FOR THE IOWA CAUCUS IT IS NOT ABOUT POLLS IT IS NOT ABOUT — LOOKING SOMEBODY IN THE EYE AND SAYING ALL RIGHT, YOU’VE CONVINCED ME SO IT COULD CHANGE A LOT BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE EVENING >> KATY TUR, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND CHUCK, I SEE YOU’VE RETURNED WELCOME BACK >> IT IS NICE TO BE BACK IT WAS — I’VE SEEN THAT OUR ENTRANCE POLL IS ALREADY NARROWING AGAIN >> IT IS >> WE’RE DOWN TO 61% WHO SAID THEY WANT TRUMP AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE’LL WATCH TONIGHT AS THIS CAUCUS ELECTORATE LOOKS YOUNGER AND YOUNGER SEVERAL COUNTIES THAT WE SAW FLIP IN 2016 AND THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE DASHA BURNS AND SO DUBUQUE, THE BIG LABOR AREA AS WELL SORT OF A LONG-TERM TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC DEMOCRATS, THIS SHOULD BE JOE BIDEN TERRITORY, IS IT? >> JOE BIDEN HAS AN OKAY CROWD HERE THEY WERE ACTUALLY SOME OF THE LAST TO TRICKLE IN AND THIS IS A BIT OF A FREE FOR ALL IN TERMS OF THINGS HERE NOTHING MOST ORGANIZED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OVER CHAIRS, BIDEN PEOPLE PULLING FROM WARREN SO WE’VE SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT ON THE GROUND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN TERMS OF FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SO BIDEN LATE TO SHOW UP BUT NOW THEY HAVE A GOOD CROWD HERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE FOR BUTTIGIEG I’M SEEING A DECENT CROWD FOR BERNIE NOT AS MUCH FOR KLOBUCHAR BUT THERE ARE 11 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS HERE AND THERE IS ALREADY BEEN A LOT OF TALK I’VE ENCOUNTERED PEOPLE COMING IN UNDECIDED AND MISSING — MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS THESE DIFFERENT STADIUM SEATINGS HERE I’M GOING TO BRING IN A COUPLE OF FOLKS THAT I JUST TALKED TO THIS IS EVAN, HE CAME IN UNDECIDED BUT THEN MET WILL HERE WHO IS A PRECINCT CAPTAIN FOR BUTTIGIEG TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR MINDSET WHEN YOU FIRST CAME IN TONIGHT >> IT WAS A LITTLE BIT MUCH AT FIRST BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR BUT MY GIRLFRIEND POINTED ME IN THE DIRECTION WITH SOME INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE IT EASIER FOR ME TO COMPREHEND SO BASICALLY SHOWED ME THE BASICS AND WHAT WE’RE DOING HERE AND STARTED GIVING ME THE BASIS OF WHAT EACH CANDIDATE STANDS FOR >> SO YOU JUST CAME IN TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE CAUCUS IS AND HOW YOU WOULD PARTICIPATE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU MET WILL HERE >> WELL I HAD AN IDEA OF WHICH CANDIDATE I ALIGNED WITH BASED ON MY VIEWS BUT I WANTED TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS THAT RELATED PERSONALLY TO ME SO I TALKED ABOUT THE CANDIDATE I WAS LOOKING AT WAS TOM BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE A PRESENCE HERE SO THE SECOND CANDIDATE WAS PETE BUTTIGIEG AND I WAS MORE CURIOUS ABOUT HIS EDUCATION REFORM SO I ASKED A LITTLE BIT MORE BACKGROUND AND HE PROVIDED A LOT OF INFORMATION BEING A TEACHER >> ARE YOU CONVINCED? >> I’M LEANING TOWARDS IT >> WILL, HOW DID YOU GET HIM? >> JUST ANSWERED HIS QUESTION I THINK THE POLICIES STAND FOR THEMSELF THEY HAVE PEOPLE LIKE ME WITH HIGH STUDENT LOAN DEBT THAT I’LL NEVER PAY OFF I’LL BE PAYING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE EVEN THOUGH I’M IN THE PUBLIC FORGIVENESS PROGRAM THE CURRENT PRESIDENT ISN’T FORGIVING THOSE LOANS AND TRYING TO HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FACT YOU HAVE TO BORROW THE MONEY AND YOU HAVE TO PAY SOMETHING BACK AND I SHARE POLICY WITH HIM AND I LET POLICY SPEAK FOR ITSELF >> AND WILL, YOU CALL YOURSELF A — >> RECOVERING REPUBLICAN >> WHICH IS SOMETHING BUTTIGIEG CLAIMS APPEALS TO THIS EXACT DEMOGRAPHIC AND SO WE’RE SEEING THAT PLAY OUT HERE, CHUCK >> VERY INTERESTING IF HE GETS THOSE, THAT IS A GOOD NIGHT FOR HER DASHA BURNS THERE IN DUBUQUE LET’S GO NORTHWEST, TO BLACKHAWK COUNTY

AND CEDAR FALLS ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE PARTS OF THE STATE AND THAT IS WHERE WE FIND TREMAIN LEIGH AND SO IS IT — IT IS A PLACE — IS IT A PLACE FOR BERNIE >> YOU TALK ABOUT BERNIE, LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER THAT IS THE BERNIE CROWD THAT IS AN AUDIBLE BUZZ COMING FROM THE BERNIE FOLKS OVER HERE YOU SEE THESE THREE — [ INAUDIBLE ] A NICE EARLY SHOWING BUT TALKING TO FOLKS HERE, THERE IS NOTHING MORE SPECIAL THAN BEING IN THE GYM ON GAME NIGHT THESE FOLKS — [ INAUDIBLE ] GIVE ME YOUR FIVE SECOND PITCH FOLKS COME IN >> ANTI-CORRUPTION, FEMINISM, BLACK VOTES MATTERS AND DEBT IN THE FIRST YEAR OF OFFICE — GREEN NEW DEAL SHE HAS A PLAN FOR THAT [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THANK YOU SO YOU ARE TEAM — >> WOW! >> WHAT IS YOUR QUICK PICK >> WELL PETE BUTTIGIEG IS A 37-YEAR-OLD MAYOR OF SOUTH BEND, NIND AND HAD TWO TOURS IN AFGHANISTAN AND HE’S HERE FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT ABOUT POLICY BUT STILL JUST AS IMPORTANT AND HE HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYTHING JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE [ INAUDIBLE ] >> DID HE SAY AT ALL >> FOR ME, IT IS JUST ABOUT [ INAUDIBLE ] TO BRING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER MORE THAN THE OTHER CANDIDATES >> THAT IS THE ONE THING THAT IS AMAZING TALK ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE DISENGAGED AND TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE, YOUNG VOTERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE PROCESS AND EXCITED ABOUT IT I’M GOING TO ASK YOU A QUICK QUESTION — >> I LOVE IT >> WHAT IS YOUR [ INAUDIBLE ] FOR BERNIE SANDERS? >> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> HERE WE GO BUT AGAIN BEING IN THE GYM AND THE LINE OF FOLKS REGISTERING READY TO COME IN BUT THIS IS SOMETHING SPECIAL BUT THAT BERNIE SANDERS SIDE IS SICK WARREN MAKING A SOLID SHOWING I TALKED TO ONE PERSON EARLIER THAT SAID TIME AND AGAIN PETE AND BERNIE SANDERS AND WARREN AND THOSE FOLKS DID NOT DISAPPOINT >> I LOVE IT AND TREMAIN KEEP THAT UP AND I LOVE THE ELEVATOR PITCH AND YOU FIND OUT A LOT THOSE ARE SOME QUICK — QUICK PRECINCT CAPTAINS THERE TREMAIN LEE IN CEDAR FALLS IN IOWA >>> ALL RIGHT, I THINK IT IS — I THINK I’M HEADING OVER TO CHRIS JANSING SHE’S IN CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA IT IS ONE OF THE BELL WEATHERS IN THE RURAL PART OF THE STATE I’M GETTING TWO DIFFERENT NAMES IN MY EAR OF WHERE YOU ARE, CHRIS SO INSTEAD OF ME GUESSING, YOU TELL ME WHERE YOU ARE >> I’M AT CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THIS IS THE HEART OF CLINTON COUNTY, A PLACE THAT HILLARY CLINTON FOUGHT HARD BUT BERNIE SANDERS WON FOUR YEARS AGO WHAT THEY’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, CHUCK, AND YOU COULD LOOK UP IN THE FRONT, EACH OF THE PRESICHKS FROM THE VARIOUS CANDIDATES AND PETE BUTTIGIEG HERE ARE GIVING TALKS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR MY GUY HE’S SAYING HE’S NEVER — HE WAS A REPUBLICAN BUT NOW HE’S GONE OVER FOR SOMEONE WHO IS YOUNG AND FRESH WHAT WE JUST HEARD FROM THE BIDEN PRECINCT HERE WOULD TOLD ME HE’S BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR 50 YEARS AND IT IS ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCE, IT’S ALL ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO THEY KNOW AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH AND OF COURSE HE RAN HERE TWICE BEFORE AND HE ALSO HAS A LOT OF UNION SUPPORT NO SMALL THING HERE BECAUSE THE OTHER THING THAT THIS IS BEING WATCHED FOR IS, AS A BELL WEATHER FOR THE SWING VOTER THIS IS AN AREA THAT HAD BEEN GOING DEMOCRATIC 30 YEARS AND IT TOOK A 28 POINT SWING AND EVERY PRECINCT IN CLINTON COUNTY FOUR YEARS AGO WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP AND SO THE QUESTION FOR THESE VOTERS AND MANY OF THE LONG-TERM DEMOCRATS WERE SHOCKED BY IT THE OTHERS ACTUALLY MADE THE DECISION TO SWITCH TO TRUMP IS THERE SOMEONE HERE WHO THEY BELIEVE COULD BRING BACK MANUFACTURING JOBS, WHO CAN BRING BACK HIGHER PAYING JOBS SO THAT IS THE MAIN CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE HEARING HERE AS ONE WOMAN PUT IT TO ME, WE’RE HURTING AND WE NEED SOMEONE TO HELP US PULL OUT OF IT A LOT OF PEOPLE WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP FOUR YEARS AGO AND NOW THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT >> CHRIS JANSING AT CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE IT IS INTERESTING THE DIFFERENTIAL WE SAY SETTINGS FOR WHAT WE JUST SAW THERE WITH CHRIS, KASIE HUNT, A VERY ORDERLY PROCESS AND AN OLDER CROWD AND THEN YOU HAVE THE ARENAS THERE AND IN CEDAR FALLS AND A MORE RAMBUNCTIOUS PROCESS >> MY PRODUCER — SOMEBODY TRIED TO SNEAK IN A BOTTLE OF WINE AND

IT SHATTERED ALL OVER THE FLOOR >> YOU SHOULD NEVER SNEAK IN THE RED WINE WE HAVE SOMEONE HERE REPRESENTING PETE BUTTIGIEG CAMPAIGN ANTHONY BROWN AND A WASHINGTONAIN AND YOU’RE HERE FOR PETE BUTTIGIEG WERE YOU FIRST HIS CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORTER OR MEMBER OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS? IT SEEMS THAT ONE OF THE — IOWAN ARE AMAZING POLITICAL PUNDITS AND IF PETE BUTTIGIEG DOESN’T DO WELL HERE IT IS BECAUSE THEY’RE LOOKING AT HIM GOING, WELL CAN HE WIN AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NOT A LOT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS, IOWANS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THIS AND WHAT IS THE PITCH >> IF YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE CANDIDATES AND THEY TALK ABOUT A RISE IN TIDE AND IT MAY IF EVERY BOAT IS SEA WORTHY AND PETE UNDERSTANDS THAT IN SOME COMMUNITIES THEY HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED, DISREGARDED, SET ASIDE AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THEM SO IF YOU’RE GOING TO RISE TO LIFT THE BOAT IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IS SEA WORTHY SO THAT IS THE DOUGLAS PLAN HOW WE EMPOWER BLACK BUSINESSES, WE REDUCE BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT AND INVEST IN BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AN AS PEOPLE LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT INITIATIVE, THOSE IDEAS AND PROPOSALS, MANY OF THEM WE’VE IMPLEMENTED IN MARYLAND, WE SEE THE NUMBERS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >> WHAT ARE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY IN YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, WHICH IS A VERY AFFLUENT AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUBURB, AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE NOT TAKEN TO PETE BUTTIGIEG WHAT ARE YOUR CONSTITUENTS SAYING ABOUT — >> LOOK, MY CONSTITUENTS AREN’T SAYING ANYTHING AT THIS POINT BECAUSE THE CAMPAIGN HASN’T COME TO MARYLAND WE’LL BE THERE IN THREE MONTHS IN THE END OF APRIL AND WE BEMOAN THE FACT IN MARYLAND BY THE TIME THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY COMES — >> IT WILL COUNT IT THIS TIME IT COUNTS THIS TIME WE’RE GOING A LONG WAY >> IT MAY VERY WELL SO I’M CONFIDENT WHEN IT DOES AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE DOUGLAS PLAN AND THE INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION AND MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT, I THINK IT WILL GAIN TRACTION AND WE’LL SEE NUMBERS MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >> ARE YOU HAVING ANY CONCERNS ABOUT HOW OTHER CANDIDATES MIGHT FRAME HIS RECORD IN SOUTH BEND AS MAYOR BECAUSE HE DID STRUGGLE ESPECIALLY WITH THE POLICE FORCE AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS LIVING THERE AND IF HE COMES OUT OF IOWA IN A STRONG POSITION, HE’LL TAKE SOME INCOMING FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD >> SURE WE SEE THAT THE CANDIDATES OUT IN FRONT GET THE MOST SCRUTINY AND PETE WELCOMES THAT SCRUTINY HE HAS A RECORD OF PROGRESS AND THAT IS NEVER IN A STRAIGHT LINE SO EVEN ON THE COMMUNITY POLICING THERE WERE POSITIVES THAT CAME OUT OF THE TOWN WHICH WE FACE IN BALTIMORE, WHICH WE FACE IN HOUSTON AND IN CHICAGO EVERY POLICE OFFICER NOW WEARS BODY CAMERA RECONSTITUTED THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOARD IS NOW MAJORITY MINORITY THE NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICER COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS FOR EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE HAS DECLINED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS SO THERE IS PROGRESS TO BE MADE IN THAT AREA AS WELL AND THE REASON WHY IT HAPPENS IS BECAUSE AS MAYOR PETE LISTENS HE SILTS DOWN WITH THE COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATES, MAKES THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT YOU NEED TO DO AND THAT IS WHAT DIFFERENTIATES PETE FROM THE OTHER CANDIDATES WE ALL HAVE GOOD IDEAS IN WASHINGTON AND PETE WILL BRING HIS BUT AS A MAYOR YOU HAVE TO GET RESULTS >> AND WHAT IS YOUR THEORY ON WHY THE MILLENNIAL CANDIDATE CAN’T WIN A MILLENNIAL RIGHT NOW? >> WELL — >> I’M NOT SAYING EVER >> I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT RIGHT NOW WHERE SANDERS IS DOING WELL IN THAT AREA AND HE AND THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO IS NOT DOING SO WELL IN THAT AREA ARE THE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES THAT HAVE GONE NATIONALLY THEY HAVE THE GREATEST NAME RECOGNITION AND, AGAIN, I THINK AS PETE BECOMES BETTER KNOWN HE’S TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES THAT RESONATES WITH MILLENNIALS AND I THINK WE’LL SEE THE NUMBERS MOVE BUT IOWA TONIGHT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND WE HAVE A STRONG SHOWING AND I’M CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL AND CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU COULD WIN AND PEOPLE ARE WILL START MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >> WE’LL LET YOU GO ANTHONY BROWN, YOU HAVE A LOT TO DO — SURRO GATING THAT IS A TERRIBLE WORD WE CAN MAKE IT UP >> HANKS FOR HAVING ME >> LET’S GO OVER TO CAL PERRY WE’VE BEEN CHECKING IN WITH HIM IN JOHNSON COUNTY, THAT IS THAT IOWA CITY AND THIS IS RAMBUNCTIOUS AND NOT AS ORDERLY AS WITH CHRIS JANSING WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> AND THIS IS PRECINCT THREE WE MOVED ACROSS THE HALL THIS IS THE STUDENT ORGANIZED STUDENT RUN CAUCUS BEHIND ME THIS IS THE YANG GANG NO, THIS IS THE BUTTIGIEG GANG AS YOU SWING OVER HERE, THIS IS JOE BIDEN’S CREW NOT VERY WELL REPRESENTED AND AGAIN THIS IS YOUR HOURLY REMINDER THAT THIS IS ONLY

REFLECTIVE OF THE GYM THAT I’M CURRENTLY IN, NOT OF THE STATE THIS IS THE YANG GANG AND HERE IS YOUR YANG GANG CREW AND THEN IN THE CORNER ELIZABETH WARREN AND BY FAR THE LARGEST GROUP IS THE BERNIE SANDERS CREW THE MOST RAMBUNCTIOUS AND THE LOUDEST THEY ARE TRYING TO PULL THOSE FOLKS IN THE MIDDLE AND THEY’RE GAVELING IN RIGHT NOW WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE THIS VIABILITY TEST THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS THE PERSON THAT IS IN TROUBLE IS THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT THE CHAIRMAN RIGHT NOW OF THIS PRECINCT IS ABOUT TO DO AGAIN — CHECK THAT VIABILITY TEST BUT NOT A SURPRISE SO FAR BUT WE’RE SEEING HUGE NUMBERS FOR BERNIE SANDERS BUT AGAIN, JUST A REMINDER, THIS IS THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WE DO EXPECT BERNIE TO DO WELL HERE >> ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY CAL PERRY IN IOWA CITY AND IN FACT — >> THIS IS LINING UP WITH WHAT WE’RE SEEING >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, WE WENT WITH AN OLDER CAUCUS AND YOU COULD SEE THAT WITH CHRIS JANSING AND NOW A YOUNGER CAUCUS AND WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EXIT >> BERNIE SANDERS, 51% OF CAUCUS-GOERS AGES AND THEN 65 AND OVER WITH JOE BIDEN >> MARK MURRAY, THAT IS A SMALLER NUMBER OF 65 PLUS POOL IS BIGGER THAN 18 TO 29 >> THE TWO BIGGEST FORCES IS ENTIRE CAUCUS FIGHT IS IDEOLOGY AND AGE AND ON THE AGE FRONT, WE END UP SHOWING A LOT OF THE COLLEGE CAMPUS PRECINCTS THAT GO ON BUT WHAT I’M REALLY INTERESTED TO SEE IS THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF CAUCUS-GOERS ARE OVER 45 AND TO ME HOW BIG IS THAT SPLIT AND ALSO THE ONE THING THAT IS WORTH NOTING, BERNIE SANDERS RUNS UP HUGE MARGINS AT THE COLLEGE CAMPUSES YOU’RE WINNING THEM 80-20, 90-10 AND YOU COULD ACCRUE A LOT OF DELEGATES >> IT SOUNDS LIKE BIDEN MIGHT NOT MAKE THAT — >> THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN 2016 WHERE HILLARY CLINTON WAS NEVER THE COLLEGE KIDS BEEN BECAUSE YOU HAD A ONE-ON-ONE RACE — >> THAT IS AN INTERESTING POINT WE’RE GOING TO SNEAK IN A BREAK ANY MINUTE WE’LL GET THE FIRST OFFICIAL RESULTS WE’RE IN THE ROOM WHERE YOU FIND IT YOU DON’T NEED TO MISS OUT DON’T FOLLOW SOME TWITTER FEED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T ANY WAY WE’LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND WHEN CAN HE COME BACK AMY KLOBUCHAR WILL BE HERE AS OUR SPECIAL “NBC NEWS NOW” COVERAGE CONTINUES >> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE’VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> AT A STAND STILL >> GOOD AFTERNOON FROM THE SPIN ROOM >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN ♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE GOING INSIDE IMPEACHMENT WITH THE REPORTERS FROM NBC NEWS HOSTED BY ME, STEVE KORNACKI >> ALL EYES ON THE 2020 ELECTION FOLLOW THE LATEST ON THE CANDIDATES WITH THE NBC NEWS MOBILE APP STAY CONNECTED WITH BREAKING NEWS, TOP STORIES, LIVE VIDEO, AND YOUR FAVORITE NBC NEWS SHOW TEXT “NBC NEWS” TO 66866 TO GET THE APP >> THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN IT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE DEBATE STAGES, ALONG THE TRAILS OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ON WARD TO THE TOWN HALLS AND CONVENTION HALLS INTO THE SPIN ROOMS AND BALLROOMS AS THIS JOURNEY UNFOLDS WE’LL BE ON THE GROUND, AT THE BIG BOARD, NAVIGATING THE TWIST AND TURNS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY >> WE HAVE NEARLY TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF EXAMPLES WHERE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM HAVE WORKED THE PRAM — FRAMERS DESIGNED THE GOVERNMENT FOR A MOMENT LIKE THIS WE WEREN’T JUST SUPPOSED TO GIVE A PASS TO SOMEBODY WHOSE TEAM WERE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ON AND WE WERE SUPPOSED TO THINK FOR OURSELVES AND THAT IS WHY WE FOUGHT THE REVOLUTION AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND AGAIN TO MAKE REAL THOSE PROMISES >> LISTEN ANY TIME, ANYWHERE SUBSCRIBE NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS >> WASHINGTON FEELS MORE CHAOTIC THAN EVER IT IS MY JOB TO ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, LEFT AND RIGHT, AND

HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF IT YOU WILL >> THE “MEET THE PRESS” CHUCK TODD CAST WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> NEARLY 90% — >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN >>> WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT TONIGHT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN OTHERWISE HEARING ABOUT IN THE NEWS BUT STICK WITH ME >> FEED YOUR MIND WITH FRESH PERSPECTIVE GET YOUR FAVORITE MSNBC SHOWS NOW AS PODCASTS >>> AT ELECTION NIGHT HEADQUARTERS HERE HAD BEEN ALL ACROSS IOWA AND MOST OF THEM AROUND DES MOINES AND THAT IS WHERE WE FIND SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR SHE JOINS ME NOW AND SENATOR, I HAVE TO A, AFTER ALL OF THIS, YOU’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR A LONG TIME AND YOU’RE CAMPAIGNING FOR PRESIDENT AND YOU ARE LITERALLY NOW THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED THIS HAS TO JUST — THIS HAS TO BE ANXIETY >> — TWO OF THE PRECINCTS >> WELL THAT IS GOOD >> I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH TWO OF THE PRECINCTS YES, I COULD DO THAT >> HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE AT THIS MOMENT, FORGET WHAT THE RESULTS ARE, YOU DON’T KNOW THEM YET, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE AT THIS MOMENT FOR YOU? >> WELL IT IS JUST EXCITING I’M SO PROUD OF OUR TEAM WE’VE BEEN SO SCRAPPY AND HAVE HAD LESS RESOURCES THAN SOME OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGNS AND YET HERE I AM IN THE TOP FIVE AFTER SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT I WOULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THAT BLIZZARD WHEN I DID MY ANNOUNCEMENT AND WERE PREDICTING VARIOUS THINGS THROUGH THE YEAR SO I’M PROUD OF THAT WE’RE GOING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE TONIGHT I HAVE AN EXCITING THING HERE IN JOHNSTON WHERE I AM IS A SWING DISTRICT WHERE DEMOCRATS JUST WON THE HOUSE SEAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE RECORD TURNOUT OUT HERE SO YEAH, THAT IS GREAT FOR CAUCUSES BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY TO ME THAT SIGNALS SOMETHING TO THE GENERAL ELECTION WHEN I’VE SEEN THAT BEFORE, THAT MEANS WE WIN IN A GENERAL ELECTION WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO CAUCUSES AND THEY’LL VOLUNTEER AND WORK AND THAT IS HOW YOU BUILD A COALITION >> WHEN YOU SAW — AND I’M SURE YOU’VE HEARD IN THE ENTRANCE POLLS NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF DEMOCRATS CAME LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE THAT CAN BEAT TRUMP PRIORITIZING THAT OVER FINDING SOMEONE WHO AGREES WITH THEM ON EVERY ISSUE I HAVE TO THINK HEARING THAT HAD TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT TONIGHT >> WELL, IT DOES AND THAT IS WHAT I’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FROM THE BEGINNING THAT IS THE ONE THING HAD A UNITES US AS A PARTY AND THAT IS WHAT SHOULD MOTIVATE US TO BRING MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS ALONG WITH US BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO JUST EEK BY A VICTORY, WE WANT A BIG WINNING COALITION TO BRING SOME DECENCY BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND PATRIOTISM THAT IS WHAT THIS CHECK IS ABOUT AND I THINK IF WE START PUTTING LITMUS TESTS ON EVERY ISSUE AND WE START PUSHING PEOPLE AWAY FROM OUR PARTY, THEN WE SCREW IT UP AND I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO DO IT I THINK WE’LL UNITE BEHIND A CANDIDATE AND I HOPE IT IS ME >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR IT IS KASIE HUNT, GREAT TO SEE YOU >> HI, KASIE >> HOW ARE YOU I’M IN IOWA AS WELL SO FROM ONE TO OTHER — OF THE CAPITOL IF THIS NIGHT DOESN’T GO YOUR WAY AND IF YOU HAVE SUPPORTERS WOULD ARE IN GROUPS HAVING TO DECIDE WHERE ELSE TO GO, WHICH OTHER GROUPS TO JOIN, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST CALL FOR THEM? WHICH CAMP SHOULD THEY MOVE TO IF, IN FACT, THEY’RE UNABLE TO SUPPORT YOU TONIGHT? >> WELL, I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO GO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION AND I THINK SOME PEOPLE WILL COME OVER TO US I DON’T THINK THERE IS A LOT OF DEALS GOING ON HERE I THINK PEOPLE ARE MAKING THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND THAT IS WHEN CAUCUSES WORK THEIR BEST AND I WAS IN THE ROOMS WITH THE PEOPLE AND I MADE A PITCH FOR MYSELF AND THE FACT THAT I BRING AND I HAVE WON IN SUBURBAN AND RURAL DISTRICTS BUT I MADE A PLEA THAT WHAT UNITES US IS BIGGER THAN WHAT DIVIDES US AND WE HAVE A MISSION HERE AND I GOT A VERY WARM RECEPTION FROM EVERYONE SO I THINK IT IS — IF YOU EVER WATCH THE VIDEO OF HOW THE PEOPLE ACTED TO EACH OTHER, THAT IS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO MESS AROUND >> SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, ONE OTHER THING THAT I THOUGHT FROM THE EXIT POLL THAT MIGHT HAVE YOU A LITTLE NERVOUS AND LET ME TELL YOU THIS ONE, 60% WANT TO SEE ALL PRIVATE INSURANCE GOTTEN RID OF IT AND REPLACED WITH MEDICARE FOR ALL THIS TELLS YOU THIS IS A VERY LIBERAL ELECTORATE WHEN IT COMES

TO THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE >> WELL, WE MOW THAT CAUCUS-GOERS TEND TO BE MORE LIBERAL BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS NATIONALLY, MOST AMERICANS, MAJORITY — STRONG MAJORITY OF AMERICANS DON’T WANT TO KICK 149 MILLION AMERICANS OFF THEIR CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE MANY FOUR YEARS AND I THINK MY BOLD PLAN FOR A PUBLIC OPTION TAKING ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IS A BETTER WAY TO GO I THINK THAT IS NOT THIS WINNING MESSAGE FOR US I THINK IT IS THE RIGHT POLICY AND I THINK LET’S LET THIS GO THROUGH MANY STATES BEFORE WE ASSUME THAT IS WHERE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS AND WHERE THE PUBLIC IS >> ALL RIGHT, SENATOR KLOBUCHAR WE’LL LET YOU GO WE’RE ALL ON PINS AND NEEDLES WAITING TO SEE RESULTS AND YOU ARE TOO THANK YOU FOR COMING ON SPENDING A FEW MINUTES WITH US AND BE SAFE OUT THERE ALL RIGHT LET’S GO THROUGH SOME OF THE ENTRANCE POLLS BEFORE I DO, THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE IN OUR OWN POLL, THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE IN ONE PLACE ON MEDICARE FOR ALL AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS SOMEPLACE ELSE >> WELL, AND CHUCK, AS YOU SAID, IT SHOWS YOU HOW LIBERAL THIS ELECTORATE IS AND MAYBE IT IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CAUCUS AND A PRIMARY BECAUSE A CAUCUS BRINGS OUT THE MOST DEVOTED IF IOWA DECIDED TO HAVE A PRIMARY INSTEAD, IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT MORE MODERATE BUT YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT, THE POLLS THAT I’VE SEEN IS THAT MEDICARE FOR ALL NATIONWIDE IS 40% VERSUS THE 60 PERCENT IN THE ENTRANCE POLL >> AND ALSO JOINING THE TABLE, WHAT HAPPENED TO ANTHONY BROWN >> ADRIAN, NICE TO SEE YOU >> FOUR YEARS AGO YOU WERE ON PINS AND NEEDLES ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON >> WE WERE >> IS IT BETTER NOT TO WORRY — >> IT IS NICE NOT TO HAVE THE STRESS OF THE CAMPAIGN BUT WHAT I THINK IS SO INTERESTING ABOUT WHAT AMY KLOBUCHAR SAID IS THERE WERE NO DEALS CUT THIS TIME AROUND UNLESS THEY’RE [ INAUDIBLE ] SO THAT IS WHAT IS SO FASCINATING ABOUT THIS PROCESS ANDREW YANG AND KLOBUCHAR POLLING CONSISTENTLY UNDER THE KEY 15% THRESHOLD ARE NOT CUTTING DEALS TO OUR KNOWLEDGE THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE >> LET’S GO OVER THE INTERESTING POLLS BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN MESSING WITH THEM ON YOUR YELLOW SHEETS OF PAPER >> WE HAVE GRAPHICS >> WE HAVE SOME PRETTY GRAPHICS TO USE HERE A LITTLE BIT AND I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AGAIN MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES WE’VE SHOWN, WE HAVE HEALTH CARE, TOPS 41% AND — IS COMING IN NEXT AND THEN ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INCOME INEQUALITY AND FOREIGN POLICY BUT I WANT TO GET TO THE NUMBERS CONTROL ROOM THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ON THE BREAKDOWN OF THE VOTE BY AGE BECAUSE THIS IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A FAMILIAR NUMBER TO SEE FOR THIS PRIMARY SEASON SO HERE WE ARE, BY AGE THERE IS YOUR TOP FOUR BERNIE SANDERS AT 48% AMONG YOUNG VOTERS 5% AMONG 65 PLUS LOOK AT JOE BIDEN, 34% AMONG OLDER VOTERS AND 3% AMONG YOUNGER VOTERS YOU CAN’T GET ANY MORE POLARIZED I GUESS BY AGE THAN THAT >> YOU CAN’T AND LET ME TELL YOU, TOO — >> KEEP THIS UP >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS LOOKING AT THOSE NUMBERS AND LOOKING AT BERNIE SANDERS WHO VOTES IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, MARK MURRAY, YOU KNOW >> OLDER PEOPLE >> THEY’RE MORE RELIABLE >> SO THEY’RE CURRENTLY CHOOSING JOE BIDEN THEY ARE STEERING CLEAR OF THE CANDIDATE PITCHING MEDICARE FOR ALL PARTLY BECAUSE HE SEEMS POSSIBLY RISKIER THIS IS ALSO WHERE THE TRUMP LINE OF SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM IS A NEW WAY TO PUT IT FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PLAYS INTO THINGS IT IS AIMING SQUARELY AT THE 65 PLUS VOTERS BECAUSE THE YOUNGER VOTERS DON’T HEAR THE LABELS AND THEY’RE PERFECTLY FINE WITH BERNIE SANDERS BEING A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST >> LOOK AT PETE BUTTIGIEG THERE 22nd PLACE AMONG YOUNGER VOTERS SECOND PLACE AMONG OLDER VOTERS IS HE GOLDILOCKS ELIZABETH WARREN WANTED TO BE THAT SHE DOES A LITTLE LESS WITH BOTH AND PEOPLE COULD START DOING THE MATH TO SEE WHAT THE ENTRANCE POLLS ARE SHOWING BUT CLEARLY BUTTIGIEG A LITTLE MORE OF A BROADER COALITION >> AND LOOK, HIGH SCHOOL JUST — LOOK, THIS IS JUST FOR IOWA AND THAT IS WHAT IS INTERESTING WE HAVE SUPPORT BETWEEN OLDER AND YOUNGER VOTERS AND THE MOST FASCINATING CONTRAST IS THAT BIDEN/SANDERS CONTRAST WITH BIDEN WITH SUCH A STRONG HOLD AMONG VOTERS 65 AND OLDER WHO ARE THE MOST RELIABLE VOTERS AND SANDERS ACROSS THE BOARD HAS MILLENNIAL SUPPORT >> THE OTHER BIG THING THAT WE’RE ALL FOCUSED ON, AN ANXIETY DRIVEN ELECTORATE AND WHEN DID YOU DECIDE AND WE KNOW ABOUT A THIRD OF THE ELECTORATE DECIDED THIS WEEK >> YES ONE-THIRD WAITED UNTIL THE LAST FEW DAYS AND THAT IS WAY UP FROM 2016 WHEN JUST 16% OF PEOPLE DECIDED >> WELL I KNOW YOU’RE ON PINS AND NEEDLES LET’S SHOW THE GRAPHIC OF WHO LED AMONG PEOPLE WHO MADE THE

DECISION IN THE LAST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN AND I BELIEVE I FEEL LIKE YOU ALMOST WANT TO — A DRUM ROLL AT SOME TIME POINT HERE BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER BECAUSE THIS SHOULD — THESE ARE PEOPLE WITH THE GRAPHIC THAT SHOULD BE — >> THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2016 WHEN ONLY 16% OF PEOPLE — REMEMBER, THERE WERE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES >> MARTIN O’MALLEY WOULD DISAGREE WITH YOU >> WELL, SORRY 33% THIS TIME AROUND SO A BIGGER CHUNK OF THE ELECTORATE WAS WAITING AT THE END TO MAKE THEIR DECISION SO I THINK YOUR QUESTION IS WHO DO THEY BREAK FOR >> I BELIEVE WE COULD START SHARING NUMBERS, CONTROL ROOM WHO ARE WILL ROLL THIS IN A SECOND BUT I BELIEVE — I DON’T WANT TO GIVE AWAY THE NUMBER AND GIVE AWAY THE STORY BUT I BELIEVE WE HAVE THE NUMBERS HERE >> WE HAVE THEM SOMEWHERE >> I COULD GIVE A HINT >> WHY DON’T YOU >> THANKS, MARK >> AND JOE BIDEN AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ARE THE ONES WHO ARE OVERPERFORMING WITH THE LATE DECIDERS FOR NOW WHICH COULD MAKE THINGS INTERESTING AND IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE THAT PEOPLE WHO MADE UP THEIR MINDS EARLIEST, BERNIE SANDERSS THAT DONE THE BEST AND THAT IS HIS DIE HARD GROUP OF SUPPORTERS >> AND BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS IS THE REALITY ALL ALONG I’VE BEEN CONVINCED THAT BERNIE SANDERS — I WASN’T SURE WHERE HIS CEILING WAS, HE HAS ONE BUT HE HAS A FLOOR OF SUPPORTERS AND THEY’LL COME OUT FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND I THINK IT IS TELLING, CHUCK, THAT PERHAPS THAT ELECTABILITY PITCH IS WHAT SOLD FOLKS IN THE END HERE ON BUTTIGIEG AND BIDEN, IF THAT IS THE WAY IT IS BREAKING — >> I WOULD SAY THE CANDIDATES, I’M MILDLY SURPRISED THAT THE CANDIDATE APPEARS NOT POPPING THAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT POP TONIGHT IS ELIZABETH WARREN SHE’S STEADY IT IS ABOVE THRESHOLD IN ALL — IN THE POLLS STATEWIDE BUT IT’S — IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE HERE AND PETE AND IT LOOKS LIKE PETE MAY HAVE EDGED HER OUT THERE AT THE LAST MINUTE >> AND YOU HAVE TO RAISE THE QUESTION, CHUCK, WHO HAS BEEN IN WASHINGTON >> AT HER DESK >> AND HOW MUCH DID THAT HURT HER WHEN BIDEN AND BUTTIGIEG WERE ABLE TO RUN THE TANL HERE >> GOOD POINT >> WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A CANDIDATE’S TIME >> IT IS SO CRITICAL AND SO CRUCIAL AND IT CERTAINLY CAN DID HURT SOME OF THE CANDIDATES, MAYBE NOT BERNIE SANDERS BUT IT DID IMPACT ELIZABETH WARREN WE THINK AT THIS POINT NOT HAVING THE ABILITY TO BE HERE ON THE GROUND, TO GET THAT LOCAL SUPPORT THAT YOU NEED IN THE FINAL DAYS WAS — IT HINDERS YOU >> FIRST TIME CAUCUS-GOERS, 35%, MARK MURRAY, WE’VE BEEN TOLD BY MANY, BECAUSE WE HAVE A MASSIVE FIRST TIME CAUCUS-GOER NUMBER IN L.A. AND IN 16 AND OVER 40 AND I THINK 50 IN L.A. SO THE ASSUMPTION WAS IT WOULD BE IN THE 20s BECAUSE FRANKLY EVERYBODY HAD COME TO CAUCUSES OVER THE LAST DECADE AND THEN BEING IN THE 35%, THAT INDICATES TURNOUT MAY INDEED SURPASS THE 240 >> THE TEA LEAVES, THIS IS A BIG TURN OUT AND WE DON’T KNOW FOR CERTAIN >> ALL RIGHT LET’S GO TO KATY TUR WHO HAS BEEN — BEEN WATCHING THAT CAUCUS SITE PLAY ITSELF OUT IN POLK COUNTY WE DO EXPECT PEOPLE LIKE PETE BUTTIGIEG TO DO WELL IN POLK COUNTY ELIZABETH WARREN AS WELL KATY TUR, YOU’RE AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING? IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS MORE ORDERLY NOW AND THINGS HAVE GOTTEN STARTED >> IT IS MORE ORDERLY SO THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A COUNT IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES BUT WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS GOING THROUGH EVERYBODY’S CAUCUS CARDS AND INDIVIDUALLY COUNTING THEY ALREADY SQUEEZED PEOPLE INTO SECTIONS THEY WANT TO FILL UP EVERY ROW TO MAKE IT MORE EASILY COUNT HOW MANY SUPPORTERS ARE IN EACH SECTION JUST BY EYEBALLING IT, IT LOOKS LIKE WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG HAVE THE TWO BIGGER CROWDS AMY KLOBUCHAR HAS A DECENT TURNOUT OVER HERE THE SMALLER CROWDS AND AGAIN I’M EYEBALLING IT AND NOT MAKING ANY PREDICTIONS ABOUT WHO WILL GO WHERE >> DON’T DO IT NOT WORTH IT >> AND SURPRISINGLY THE SANDERS CROWD — I’M NOT SAYING WHAT IS HAPPENING YANG IS A SMALLER CROWD AND STEYER AND YANG IS OVER TO MY LEFT AND WE’LL SWING AROUND AND STEYER IS OVER THERE TO THE RIGHT UP IN THE CORNER SO HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY DON’T REACH 15% AND A COUPLE OF THEM PROBABLY WILL NOT THEY’LL HAVE TO DECIDE WHO THEY WANT TO GO TO FOR THE SECOND ALIGNMENT AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THESE PRECINCT CAPTAINS AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS GO OVER AND MAKE THE PITCH INDIVIDUALLY WHAT I’M CURIOUS ABOUT, CHUCK, THOUGH, IS WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MAJORITY OF THEM, ALL BUT A COUPLE OF THEM, ARE VIABLE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HAD THIS WHOLE ROOM IS 15% ARE WE GOING TO SEE AN ANTI-CLIMACTIC MOMENT WHERE YOU ARE NOT FIGHTING FOR AS MUCH SUPPORT AS YOU THINK YOU ARE BUT THEY’LL GET DELEGATES AND THEY’LL DOLE THEM OUT THERE IS A DELEGATE WINNER IN HERE AND ALSO A PURE VOTE TOTAL

NUMBER WINNER IN HERE AND IT IS INTERESTING THAT TO FIGURE OUT IF THIS IS INDICATIVE OF WHAT WE’RE SEEING FOR NOT ONLY PETE BUTTIGIEG’S SUPPORT BUT I GOT TO SAY ELIZABETH WARREN’S SUPPORT LOOK AT HER CROWD THERE ONE ENTIRE SECTION SPILLING OVER INTO A SECOND SECTION WE HAVEN’T BEEN HEARING ABOUT HER SO MUCH IN THE POLLS AND I’M JUST CURIOUS TO SEE HOW SHE DOES TONIGHT AND WHETHER SHE PASSES THOSE POLL EXPECTATIONS >> WELL, CAITY, YOU ARE IN THE AREA AND ABOUT HALF OF THE ELECTORATE ARE COLLEGE GRADUATES AND HALF DON’T HAVE COLLEGE DEGREES AND BUTTIGIEG AND WARREN ARE HIGH WITH DEGREES AND THEY HAVE THE BIGGEST PILE OF VOTERS THERE I THINK WE SEE A PATTERN >> THERE YOU GO >> SO KATY TUR WE’LL BE BACK >> WAIT, CHUCK — ONE SEC ONE SEC I JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT IS — A PERFECT IOWA VOTER EXAMPLE SO YOU ARE INTO KLOBUCHAR I’M ON WITH CHUCK TODD YOU’RE IN THE KLOBUCHAR SECTION AND WEARING A BERNIE SANDERS SHIRT >> IT IS HARD TO PICK ONE BUT AMY LOOKS VIABLE IF NOT I’M GOING OVER TO BERNIE >> SO PEOPLE WOULD NOT SAY THEY’RE DIMET RICKLY AND THEY ARE AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM >> YOU COULD FIND YOU COULD FIND SOME MIDDLE GROUND THERE TOO TO BE HONEST, MY DAUGHTER IS OVER IN THE BERNIE CAMP >> VERY INTERESTING >> THANK YOU, TERESA TERESA IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE >> LOVE IT YOU GOT IT ABSOLUTELY RIGHT KATY TUR, WELL DONE THERE AT ANY MOMENT WE’RE EXPECTING TO GET OUR FIRST RESULTS FROM PRECINCTS ALL OVER IOWA AND STAY RIGHT HERE FOR MORE OF OUR SPECIAL LIVE COVERAGE ON “NBC NEWS NOW.” ♪♪ ♪♪ >> — OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO >> PETE BUTTIGIEG BECAUSE I THINK HE CAN BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER HE’S A PEACEMAKER >> WHY ARE YOU UNDECIDED? >> IT IS HARD TO KNOW >> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE’VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IS THAT AT A STANDSTILL >> GOOD AFTERNOON FROM THE SPIN ROOM >> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN ♪♪ ♪♪ >> LOOK INTO THE BIDENS >> THE TRANSCRIPT >> THEY WANT TO MOVE QUICKLY >> REMOVING THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE >> WE’RE GOING INSIDE IMPEACHMENT WITH THE REPORTERS OF NBC NEWS ARTICLE TWO, INSIDE IMPEACHMENT HOSTED BY ME, STEVE KORNACKI >> ALL EYES ON THE 2020 ELECTION FOLLOW THE LATEST ON THE CANDIDATES WITH THE NBC NEWS MOBILE APP STAY CONNECTED WITH BREAKING NEWS, TOP STORIES, LIVE VIDEO, AND YOUR FAVORITE NBC NEWS SHOW TEXT “NBC NEWS” TO 66866 TO GET THE APP >> THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN IT WILL TAKE US TO THE DEBATE STAGES ARKS LONG THE TRAILS OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ON WARD TO THE TOWN HALLS AND CONVENTION HALLS INTO THE SIN ROOMS AND BALLROOMS AND AS THIS JOURNEY UNFOLDS WE’LL BUT ON THE GROUND, AT THE BIG BOARD, NAVIGATING THE TWISTS AND TURNS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY >> WE HAVE NEARLY TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF EXAMPLES WHERE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM HAVE WORKED THE FRAMERS DESIGNED THE GOVERNMENT FOR A MOMENT LIKE THIS WE WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO JUST GIVE A PASS TO SOMEBODY WHOSE TEAM WE DECIDED TO BE ON WE WERE SUPPOSED TO THINK FOR OURSELVES THAT IS WHY WE FOUGHT THE REVOLUTION THAT IS WHY WE STRUGGLED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN TO MAKE REAL THOSE PROMISES >> DATELINE EPISODES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT PODCASTS LISTEN ANY TIME, ANYWHERE SUBSCRIBE NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS

A TWIST >> WASHINGTON FEELS HOR CHAOTIC THAN EVER IT IS MY JOB TO ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, LEFT AND RIGHT, AND HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL >>> THE HEAT THE PRESS CHUCK TODD CAST AN INSIDER TAKE ON POLITICS AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> NEARLY 90% — >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN >>> WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT TONIGHT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN OTHERWISE HEARING ABOUT IN THE NEWS BUT STICK WITH ME >> FEED YOUR MIND WITH FRESH PERSPECTIVE GET YOUR FAVORITE MSNBC SHOWS NOW AS PODCASTS [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] >> I KNOW HOW TO FIGHT AND I KNOW HOW TO — [ INAUDIBLE ] >> HE IS A CANDIDATE WHO COULD BRING OUR PARTY TOGETHER WE NEED ALL DEMOCRATS UNITED >> THAT WAS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS HERE IN DES MOINES AND YOU HEARD FROM AMY KLOBUCHAR AND THE CANDIDATES AT CERTAIN CAUCUS SITES CAN MAKE THE PITCH THEMSELVES, LET’S GO TO DAVE WASSERMANN NBC NEWS ELECTION ANALYST AND, DAVE, YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE BUZZING BECAUSE ON THE MACHINE PEOPLE DON’T USE IN IOWA, TWITTER, YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT REPORTS HAVING TO DO WITH BIDEN MOT MAKING VIABILITY YOU ARE — YOU HAVE YOUR EYES ON OUR ENTRANCE POLL BIDEN LOOKS STRONG IN THE ENTRANCE POLL BUT WE’RE HEARING ALL OF THESE SPORADIC REPORTS ABOUT SORT OF REALLY WELL IN SOME POCKETS AND NOT MAKING THRESHOLD IN OTHERS ANYTHING TANGIBLE YET? >> WELL, AT THIS POINT A LOT OF IT IS ANECDOTAL AND THERE IS OBVIOUSLY FOREVER TO GO HERE BUT WHAT I’M STRUCK BY SO FAR IS JUST HOW UNREPRESENTATIVE THE CAUCUS SET IS OF THE LARGER DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTORATE BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS ON THAT AGREES WITH ME, THEY ARE LOW COMPARED TO A CANDIDATE WHO COULD BEAT TRUMP BUT HIGHER THAN WE’VE SEEN IN NATIONAL POLLING IF YOU LOOK AT THE AGE BREAKDOWN, YOU’RE LOOKING AT 42% IN THE ENTRANCE POLL UNDERAGE 45 THAT IS WAY HIGHER THAN THE TOTAL PRIMARY TURNOUT WILL BE NATIONALLY BOTH OF THOSE THINGS DO GIVE AN ADVANTAGE TO BERNIE SANDERS AND WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT IS HOW ARE SOME OF THE RURAL CAUCUS SITES GOING TO PERFORM THE ONES WHERE YOU SEE THE CROWDED GYMS BUT THEY STILL GO ALONG WAY TOWARD DETERMINING THESE STATE DELEGATE EQUIVALENTS >> RIGHT >>s IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE IN THE ENTRANCE POLL WHAT WILL MATCH AND WHAT WON’T IF YOU BUY THE ENTRANCE POLL FOUR CANDIDATES ARE VIABLE STATEWIDE BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ONE COULD FALL COMPLETELY, FALL OFF THIS LITTLE — IT FEELS BUNCHED UP BUT ONE COULD FALL OFF BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS REALIGNMENT ISSUES >> THAT IS TRUE AND IT IT WILL DEPEND ON THE PRESING WE’LL HAVE VARIATION ACROSS THE STATE AND THE CAUCUSES DO REWARD PASSION AND THAT IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING TONIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD AND JOE BIDEN, HIS SUPPORTERS MAY BE PASSIONATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT HE’S POTENTIALLY GOT TO WAIT FOR THAT ON FEBRUARY 29th FOR HIS FIRST WIN LUCKILY THAT IS KIND OF THE CLOSING VERDICT GOING INTO SUPER-TUESDAY >> THAT IS FOR SURE AND JUST TO PUT A LITTLE POINT ON THIS VOTERS UNDER 44, BIDEN RIGHT NOW IS GETTING 4% JUST 4% SO THE DICHOTOMY OF THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 45 LITERALLY LOW SINGLE-DIGITS DAVE WASSERMANN, OUR ELECTION NUMBERS GURU IN WASHINGTON OVER TO CLINTON COUNTY, IOWA, IN THE RURAL AREAS WE WANT TO WATCH CHRIS JANSING IS THERE, THEY’RE BREAKING UP INTO GROUPS NOW SO WALK US THROUGH IT >> WE CAN SHOW WHAT YOU IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW THE ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH AND MAKING THEIR COUNT YOU COULD SEE FIVE, SIX, SEVEN WE JUST HAD THAT — TEASE ARE THE BERNIE FOLKS, THE PEOPLE WITH THE HANDS UP HERE THEY WERE THE LATE COMERS TO THIS BUT THEY’RE THE CONFIDENT FOLKS ARE HERE THESE ARE PETE BUTTIGIEG AND JOE BIDEN THEY’VE NOT EVEN GOT UP FROM THEIR CHAIRS EXCEPT WHEN THE PRECINCT CAME BY AND SAID RAISE YOUR HANDS AND THEN IT WAS FUNNY WHEN THE BIDEN PEOPLE WERE DOING

THAT, A COUPLE OF THE BUTTIGIEG PEOPLE KIND OF JUMPED UP ON THE CHAIRS AND WERE LOOKING TO SEE IF THEY COULD COUNT COMPARATIVELY HOW MANY BIDEN PEOPLE THERE WERE TO THE BUTTIGIEG PEOPLE AND TO THE POINT YOU JUST MADE, THIS IS AN OLDER CROWD ANY WAY BUT A LOT OF THE PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN KNEW HIM, MET HIM, THE TWO PREVIOUS TYPES HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT BACK HERE WE TURN AROUND, THESE ARE ARE THE FOLKS SUPPORTING AMY KLOBUCHAR IT IS NOT LOOKING GREAT TO MAKE 15% HOW ARE YOU FEELING? >> I’M WELL I THINK WE HAVE A SLATE OF MANY GOOD, GOOD CANDIDATES I’M NOT WORRIED >> SO IF YOU’RE THOUGHT WORRIED, HAVE YOU ALL GOT SECOND CHOICES PICKED OUT? >> PETE BUTTIGIEG PETE >> PETE >> JOE BIDEN >> JOE BIDEN SO YOU’RE GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN AND YOU TOLD ME WHY JOE BIDEN >> WELL, JOE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME AND SO HAVE I I WAS ON HIS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE THE FIRST TWO TIMES HE TRIED IT I GUESS I’M ON IT AGAIN BUT HE’S GOT THE MOST — >> ELIZABETH >> ELIZABETH SO THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER HERE, PETE, HE DOES HAVE A STRONG GROUP HERE >> A BIG DEAL >> AND THE FIELD OFFICE, THERE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THEM IN THE COUNTY WHICH IS GOOD TO POINT OUT SO FAR THE YANG FOLKS ARE OVER THERE VERY SMALL GROUP AS WELL AND THERE WERE TWO PEOPLE THAT WE SAW WHO WERE HERE FOR COME STEYER BUT NOT AN ORGANIZER NOW THE INTERESTING STUFF IS GOING TO HAPPEN THEY HAVE HALF AN HOUR TO GO BACK AND FORTH AND TRY TO RECRUIT OTHER PEOPLE THE PRECINCTS HERE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN TOLD ME A FUNNY STORY HE’S AT HOME, HEAR’S A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND IT IS THE ORGANIZER FOR ANDREW YANG AND HE SAID YOU SAW I HAVE NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE ELIZABETH WARREN SIGNS IN MY FRONT YARD RIGHT AND HE SAID AT SOME POINT YOU MAY HAVE TO MAKE A SECOND CHOICE >> THAT IS FUNNY GOT TO LOVE THAT I’LL BE VERY CURIOUS WHEN CAN HE COME BACK, HOW MANY PRECINCTS ARE IOWANS AND HOW MANY CAMPAIGNS HAD TO USE A NON-IOWAN AND THAT COULD MATTER DURING THE BACK AND FORTH SO I’LL BE CURIOUS HOW MANY ARE IN THE ROOM HELPING OUT THE CAMPAIGN >> THE PRECINCT CAPTAINS ARE MOSTLY CLINTONITES MEANING THEY ARE FROM CLINTON AND THE ANDREW YANG GROUP READ A STATEMENT FROM ANDREW YANG AND THERE WAS QUIETNESS IN THE CROWD >> AND THEY INDICATED NOT LOCAL >> SORT OF A LOCAL TESTIMONIAL >> RIGHT ALWAYS GOT TO BE CAREFUL CHRIS JANSING, THANK YOU CLYDE COUNTY IS ONE OF THE FAST GROWING AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE SUBURBAN AREAS AND CLIVE IS OUTSIDE OF DES MOINES WE EXPECT RECORD-BREAKING CAUCUS THERE AND IT IS NOT A PLACE WITH PEOPLE WOULD CAUCUS AND NOW IT IS HUGE SO JOINING ME FROM THE HEARTLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IS THE HOST OF STAY TUNED ON NBC NEWS AND THAT IS SAVANNAH SELLERS SO THIS, AGAIN, IF YOU BELIEVE HOW THE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES DO IN SUBURBIA, WE EXPECT WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG TO BE DOING WELL HERE IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SEEING? >> YES ACTUALLY I’M JUST NOT MAKING ANY CALLS MYSELF I’M JUST REPEATED BECAUSE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HEAR THIS IN THE BACKGROUND RIGHT NOW THE CAUCUS THEY’RE SAYING THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE CAUCUSED POR WHO KLOBUCHAR — YEP SO GO AHEAD >> AND THE SANDERS SIDE CAN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE >> SO I’LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE CONTEXT TO WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT SO KLOBUCHAR HAD THE MOST PEOPLE CAUCUS TOR HER HERE FOLLOWED BY BUTTIGIEG AND THEN THIRD, AND THEN BIDEN AND THEN WARREN SO THOSE WERE THE TOP FOUR HERE RIGHT NOW IN CLYDE WHICH BROKE A RECORD TONIGHT FOR TURNOUT THIS IS THE BIGGEST TURN OUT THEY’VE EVER HAD FOR A CAUCUS AND PEOPLE WERE VERY EXCITED SOS THAT THE NUMBERS THAT WE’RE HEARING HERE AND YOU HEARD HIM REFERENCING THERE WAS ONE SOLE PERSON CAUCUSING FOR TULSI GABBARD AND HE DID NOT SWITCH TO ANY OTHER GROUP SEVERAL BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS WERE TRYING TO GET HIM TO COME OVER AND HE REFUSED TO AND HE WAS STANDING THERE AND DIDN’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE WE’LL SEE WHAT CONTINUE ITS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THE SECOND ROUND IS JUST BEGINNING >> THE ACTION IS STARTING I WAS GOING TO SAY, GET INTO IT THERE, SAVANNAH SAVANNAH SELLERS IN CLIVE, IOWA TO OUR NEW YORK LISTENING POST I HAVE EUGENE ROBINSON AND ANDREA MITCHELL WHAT IS STRIKING IS FRANKLY HOW WELL DEMOGRAPHICALLY WE’RE HATCHING THE CANDIDATES TO WHERE THEY DO WELL

I MEAN, WE KNEW THE COLLEGE TOWNS AND THE OLDER VOTERS BUT IN THE SUBURBS, YES, IT IS PETE AND I GUESS WE’RE TALKING A LOT ABOUT BERNIE AND BIDEN AND KLOBUCHAR BUT YOU SAW PETE HAS A — AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS SPREAD OUT ACROSS THE STATE IN A WAY THAT AMY KLOBUCHAR DOES NOT >> AND THAT IS PARTLY BECAUSE HE WAS THERE FIRST AND WELL ORGANIZED FIRST BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IT IS VERY HARD TO BUILD THAT ORGANIZATION WHEN YOU’RE RELYING ON SURROGATES AND DON’T HAVE THAT PERSONAL CANDIDATE TOUCH BY THE WAY, I’M HERE WITH WITH JONNA THOMAS AND DAVID PROFIT, YOU COULD SEE THEM THERE >> THANK YOU I APPRECIATE THAT WE’RE ROTATING IN AND OUT >> BUT DAVID IS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN ON THE CAMPAIGN SIDE OF IT AND THOSE THAT HAVE GONE COUNT BY COUNTY AND KNOWS WHAT THE VALUES ARE >> DAVID, LET’S LET YOU CHIME IN HERE YOU’VE SEEN THE ENTRANCE POLLS AND SOME SOME ANECDOTAL HERE AND YOU’VE HEARD FROM WASSERMAN AND YOU HAVE A COWBOY LIKE BIDEN WHO HAS UP AND DOWN ISSUES ALL OVER THE STATE BUT HE LOOKS GOOD IN THE ENTRANCE POLL >> YEAH SO WE’LL SEE HOW DIFFERENT THE ENTRANCE POLL IS FROM THE RESULTS EITHER IT IS INACCURATE AND OVERSTATED HIS STRENGTH OR HE’LL DOMINATE IN SOME OF THE RURAL COUNTIES AND PRECINCTS AND MAKE UP FOR NOT BEING VIABLE IN SOME OF THE COLLEGE AND SUBURBAN AREAS SO JUST GIVING THE RAW NUMBERS HERE IS DOES LOOK LIKE THERE IS 15%, 16%, 18% OF PEOPLE AT PLAY THAT NEED TO REALIGN SO I THINK SECOND CHOICE IS AS IMPORTANT AS HEADING INTO TONIGHT IT DOES SEEM BASED ON WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM THE COVERAGE OF THE CAUCUS SITES, SANDERS IS DEEP EVERYWHERE AND THAT IS A HUGE BENEFIT AND MAYOR PETE IS DEEP AND SO THAT IS THE THING YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE TOO MANY LOCATIONS OFF THE BOARD WHERE YOU’RE NOT VIABLE AND SO I THINK THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO WATCH VERY, VERY CAREFULLY, THE TALE OF THAT TAPE AND SO I THINK FOR BIDEN, THAT IS ALWAYS THE KAY EVEN BEFORE NUMBERS WE’VE SEEN IS HE’S GOT TO REALLY EXCEED OUTSIDE OF THE IOWA CITY AND EVEN SOME OF THE SUBURBAN AREAS WHERE ELIZABETH WARREN AND MAYOR PETE AND AMY KLOBUCHAR WILL DO QUITE WELL >> SHANNON THOMAS, IT IS INTERESTING, AS DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO POUR THROUGH THESE ENTRANCE RESULTS AND SEARCHING FOR CLUES ON WHAT ELECTABILITY MEANS AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESUME OF BOTH BIDEN AND SANDERS THEY BOTH HAVE FLAWS AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE RESUME BASED ON DEMOGRAPHICS OF BUTTIGIEG, HE IS THE BALANCE YET NO ONE DEMOGRAPHICS OF BUTTIGIEG, HE IS THE BALANCE, NO ONE’S TALKING BUTTIGIEG, DO YOU GO WITH THE OLDER GUY OR — >> BOTH OF THEM HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN ON THE SCENE I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO SOME OF THIS REALLY INTERESTING WHEN DID YOU FINALLY DECIDE TO SUPPORT IN THE CAUCUS EARLIER, 31% FOR SANDERS DECIDED BEFORE JANUARY THEY WERE SUPPORTING HILL TO ME, THAT SPEAKS TO THE STRENGTH OF THE FACT HE HAD A COALITION OF PEOPLE IN 2016 SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY STILL UPSET HOW 2016 WENT HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO KEEP THOSE PEOPLE IN TACT THAT’S RIGHT THAT NUMBER STOOD OUT TO ME >> ANDREA MITCHELL, GO AHEAD >> THERE’S SO MUCH PENT UP ANGER ABOUT 2016 IT IS AN ENERGIZING POINT NOT A BELIEF SET ON ISSUES SANDERS PRESENTS ESPECIALLY IN IOWA ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS, LOOK AT .3 OF A POINT >> THIS IS ANTIDOTAL, I WAS LISTENING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES” PODCAST ABOUT IOWA AND HE SAID LAST TIME AROUND SHE WANTED TO CAUCUS FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND DIDN’T THINK SHE WAS VIABLE AND THE SAME ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT THEY THOUGHT HILLARY CLINTON WOULD RUN AWAY WITH IT THIS TIME SHE SAID, I’M GOING WITH MY HEART WITH THIS ONE AND SPEAKS TO BERNIE SANDERS ABLE TO KEEP HIS ALL RIGHT IN TACT IN SOME WAYS >> ON THE ELECTABILITY QUESTION — >> NO, FINISH >> I THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO JUDGE WHO CAN WIN WISCONSIN? IF I FEEL PASSIONATE, MAYBE I CAN BE AN ELECTABLE CANDIDATE IT’S DIFFERENT WAYS WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE I DON’T THINK WE WILL COME OUT OF IOWA WITH THE RACE NOW SETTLES AND PEOPLE DROPPING OUT WHO SHOULD DROP OUT I THINK NEW HAMPSHIRE AND NEVADA AND SOUTH CAROLINA WILL ALSO BE

CONFLICTED, IF NOT SCARED, ABOUT THE CHOICE THEY HAVE TO MAKE I THINK THAT’S WHAT’S DRIVING A LOT OF PEOPLE I DON’T THINK THEY THINK THEY CAN AFFORD TO GET IT WRONG NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL BE EVEN MORE SO THIS TIME >> I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT YOU LOOK AT THE 3 IDEOLOGICAL POOLS RIGHT NOW, SANDERS IS WING AMONG SUPER LIBERAL AND BUTTIGIEG SOMEWHAT LIBERALS AND BIDEEN AMONG THE CONSERVATIVES THAT MAKES NEW HAMPSHIRE FASCINATING >> ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING >> TO KYLE PERRY, TO THE HOME OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA I KNOW WHERE WE ARE SANDERS COUNTRY >> ELECTRIC AT THAT >> EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE HEARING IS PEOPLE ARE GIVING SPEECHES, ABOUT TO HEAR FROM PETE BUTTIGIEG YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK ON THE ANDREW YANG GROUP IT’S NOT WORKING 15% IS STRANGELY A LARGER NUMBER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE I DON’T THINK THE ANDREW YANG GROUP IS VIABLE JOE BIDEN AGAINST THIS WALL HERE THANK YOU >> YOU’RE HERE TO CONVINCE FOLKS WHY SHOULD BE WITH YOUR CANDIDATE THEN PEOPLE MOVE IN THE MIDDLE ANDREW YANG IS RIGHT ON THE LINE AND SO IS BUTTIGIEG IN THIS GYM, ONLY REFLECTIVE OF THIS GYM, IS STILL IN IT THE BERNIE SANDERS GROUP, AS YOU GUYS WERE LAUGHING, MASSIVE, AT LEAST HALF OF THE 480 PEOPLE ARE HERE >> THEY’RE WELL AWARE WHEN YOU PAN THE CAMERA >> SO, LOOK, YOU WILL SEE FROM UPSTAIRS, HOPEFULLY THIS IS WORKING, I WILL GET OUT OF THE WAY MICHAEL BENNET NOBODY HERE FOR MICHAEL BENNET AND BIDEN, IN TROUBLE WHAT ABOUT BUT GINLG? >> WE DON’T HAVE A NUMBER BUT LOOKS LIKE HE HAS A SHOT WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG HAVE A SHOT >> 487 PEOPLE IN TOTAL IN THIS FIELDHOUSE YOUR VIABILITY NUMBER IS 74 YOU HAVE TO HAVE 74 TO STAY VIABLE >> I DON’T KNOW IF PETE’S GOT — I DON’T KNOW IF PETE’S GOT IT >> THAT LOOKED LIKE A SANDERS-WARREN, 1-2 >> THE YANG PEOPLE LOOK UNHAPPY I DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY WILL GO THEY CAN JUST GO HOME BUT THEY LOOK UNHAPPY WITH THE TURNOUT WE’LL SEE >> ALL RIGHT KYLE PERRY, I WILL BE CURIOUS, IF THAT ENDS UP BEING A TWO DELEGATE CAUCUS THE END OF THE NIGHT, BUT TWO CANDIDATES GETTING DELEGATES THERE KYLE PERRY >> THE COLLEGE TOWNS, WE KNOW THEY WOULD BE HERE THE FACT BERNIE CAN GET SO MANY — THAT WASN’T A BAD TURNOUT FOR BUTTIGIEG, JUST WASN’T VIABLE >> THOSE ARE TAYLOR-MADE FOR BERNIE SANDERS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, BERNIE SANDERS HAD AN ADVANTAGE VERY EARLY ON IN THIS KAWASAKI, PROBABLY ABLE TO GET 1200 PRECINCT CAPTAINS IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO GO BACK TO THE LOYAL SUPPORTERS IN 2016 WHO ORGANIZE FOR HIM EFFECTIVELY NARROWLY WON AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS, HILLARY CLINTON I WANT TO TOUCH ON SOMETHING TALKING ABOUT ORGANIZATION AND HOW MAYOR PETE IS DOING RELATIVELY WELL SO FAR, MAYBE A LITTLE BETTER THAN WE MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT >> IF HE FEELS LIKE THIS, MAYBE TOO STRONG, THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT HE BASS LEAKING AND THIS PERCEPTION HE WAS LEAKING SUPPORT, THIS IDEA PEOPLE ARE GOING — >> ORGANIZATION MATTERS HIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SO FOCUSED ON RURAL AREAS MAKING SURE THEY HAVE A STRATEGY IN THOSE AREAS, IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT MORE ORGANIZATION AND EFFORT MICHAEL HOWIE, SOMEBODY I WORKED WITH CLOSELY IN HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN, ONE OF THE BEST ORGANIZERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ORGANIZING FOR PETE >> HOW WOULD YOU STACK THE JOE BIDEN ORGANIZATION IN IOWA AND WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT IT WITH WHAT HILLARY CLINTON DID? SHE REALLY WAS HERE, ORGANIZED WELL AND WHY THE NIGHT WENT AS WELL AS IT DID FOR YOU IN THE END >> I HAVE TO SAY FROM EVERYTHING I’VE SEEN WITH MY EYES SO FAR, LESS THAN IMPRESSIVE JOE BIDEN IS LUCKY HE HAS INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT AND STILL POLLING WELL NATIONALLY AND HELPING HIM TO AN EXTENT

IN TERMS OF AN ORGANIZATION IT’S NOT GOING AS WELL AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, FRANKLY IS MALPRACTICE I HAVE FRIENDS WHO KNOCKED ON DOORS HERE THEY WALKED INTO THE OFFICE AND GIVEN A PACT WITH EIGHT HOUSES AND GIVE AN PHONE LIST WITH 25 PHONE NUMBERS >> WHAT WOULD YOU NORMALLY EXPECT? >> YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT — FIRST OF ALL, WALK INTO A CAMPAIGN OFFICE WITH A NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS DIALING AWAY AND CALLING PEOPLE BUT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE A LARGE NUMBER OF PACKETS WITH AT LEAST 100 TO 150 HOUSES ON THEM >> WE WILL WATCH FOR REAL-TIME, DUBUQUE, AN AREA TRADITIONALLY, YOUR WORKING CLASS DEMOCRAT IN DUBUQUE WHAT HAVE YOU GOT THERE? >> Reporter: WE HAD DRAMA AND TWISTS AND TURNS TONIGHT WE ARE NOW TOWARDS THE END OF THE SECOND REALIGNMENT LET ME WALK YOU THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FIRST ALIGNMENT, PETE BUTTIGIEG WAS ON TOP, 195 PEOPLE HERE PETE GOT 53 NEXT WAS BIDEN AT 43 BERNIE SANDERS AT 36, WARREN AT 29 THE MINIMUM NUMBER FOR VULNERABILITY WAS 30 AMY KLOBUCHAR HAD 27, ALSO NOT VIABLE PEOPLE SCRAMBLED ELIZABETH WARREN NOW AFTER THE REALIGNMENT, THEY GOT THREE MORE VOTERS HERE AND THEY ARE NOW VIABLE GUYS! [ APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: THEY PEELED OFF TWO FROM THE KLOBUCHAR CAMP, ONE STEYER NOW, THE KLOBUCHAR CAMP, MOST HAVE GONE OVER TO BUTTIGIEG, A FEW TO BIDEN A BIG UPSET THEY’RE ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE WHAT’S GOING ON WHY DON’T WE COME THIS WAY BUTTIGIEG HAD 68 >> BIDEN IS SECOND WITH 63 HE WILL GET 3 DELEGATES WARREN AND SANDERS WILL EACH GET 2 FOR THE FOUNDING CONVENTION >> ALL RIGHT >> SANDERS HAS 37 >> ALL RIGHT >> OKAY NOW, THE NEXT HERE — >> Reporter: ALL RIGHT >> WELL DONE THERE YEP >> Reporter: 11 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS AND WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THOSE EXACT NUMBERS 11 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS, 4 FOR BUTTIGIEG, BUTTIGIEG IS 4, BIDEN GETS 3 DELEGATES, WARREN AND SANDERS EACH GET 2 DELEGATES THERE YOU HAVE IT, CHUCK, AFTER SECOND REALIGNMENT, THAT’S WHERE WE’RE AT IN DUBUQUE >> VERY NICE THERE CASEY, WE’RE SEEING A BIT OF A PATTERN OF ANY PEOPLE GOING, AMY PEOPLE, GOING MORE TO BUTTIGIEG THAN BIDEN >> HE SEEMS TO HAVE MORE BROADER APPEAL THAN SANDERS OR BIDEN CREW IN AGE AND ALSO IDEOLOGY YOU’RE SEEING A CHUNK OF LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE VOTERS GOING TO PETE >> WE KEEP LOOKING FOR GOLDILOCKS CANDIDATE FIRST TALKING WARREN AND THEN KLOBUCHAR AND MAYBE BUTTIGIEG >> WHAT’S FASCINATING, BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS FROM 2016, HE’S GETTING ABOUT 50% OF THEM THE HILLARY CLINTON VOTE IS SPLIT FOUR WAYS, KLOBUCHAR, BUTTIGIEG, JOE BIDEN, ELIZABETH WARREN >> NOT FOR SANDERS? >> I’M SAYING THAT KIND OF THING, THAT CLINTON VOTE 50% IN SURVEILLANCE IS BEING SPLIT SIX DIFFERENT WAYS >> AND EXPLAINS WHY SANDERS IS THE FAVORITE AND IT WAS HIS TO LOSE BECAUSE HE STARTED WITH SUCH A GOOD BASE >> AND YOU’RE HAVING A HARD TIME GROWING WITH 30% OR SO >> YOU HAVE TO BE LOVING THIS REAL-TIME >> SO MUCH FUN >> I BELIEVE YOU’RE IN CEDAR FALLS, NORTHERN IOWA WHERE ARE WE IN YOUR ALIGNMENT, REALIGNMENT SCHEDULE? >> IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME BECAUSE YOU HAD PEOPLE THAT HAD REGISTRATION ISSUES, DIDN’T REGISTER PROPERLY AND HAD TO WORK THROUGH THOSE WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THE SECOND ALIGNMENT YET YOU’VE SEEN THAT CORNER, BERNIE SANDERS VIABLE ALREADY PETE BUTTIGIEG, VIABLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL, THAT’S ELIZABETH WARREN, OVER THERE, ALSO VIABLE IN THE CORNER, AMY KLOBUCHAR WAS NOT VIABLE YOU HAVE BUTTIGIEG AND WARREN CAUCUS GOERS TRYING TO PERSUADE

THEM TO JOIN TO BE AVAILABLE ONE THING NOT A TOTAL SURPRISE BUT SEEMS SO DIM IS THE BIDEN CAMP RIGHT OVER TO THE SIDE NOT VIABLE I DON’T SEE TOO MANY FOLKS COMPETING FOR THIS GROUP HERE BUT NOT BIDEN A THREE-WAY LOOKS LIKE WARREN AND PETE ARE CLOSER BY FAR, I THINK BERNIE SANDERS, NOT SURPRISING WITH HIM HOLDING INCREDIBLY WELL WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW — TO WATCH THIS PROCESS PLAY OUT, THIS IS AMERICAN POLITICS AT ITS BEST YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SYSTEM IT’S A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT >> I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT THIS IS THE WAY POLITICS WAS CONDUCTED IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE 18th AND 19th CENTURY AND TOWN HALL I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO BARB THE CAUCUS PROCESS >> WHERE IT STARTED ORIGINALLY IT’S THAT THEIR PROCESS TOOK SO LONG THEY HAD TO START IT IN JANUARY JUST TO SELECT THE DELEGATES FOR ALL THE CONVENTIONS BEFORE THEY COULD SEND THEM >> YOU CAN DO IT IN JANUARY AND GET IT BEFORE YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE FIELDS >> TOM BROKAW DID A WHOLE PIECE ON JIMMY CARTER AND HOW THIS PLACE BECAME WHAT IT WAS HOW JIMMIE DECIDED HE WOULD LAUNCH THIS YEAR IN IOWA >> IT IS NOT GOOD BIDEN — IT IS INTERESTING, HE’S AN AFTERTHOUGHT ON THESE CAMPS HE’S THE ELECTABLE GUY SANDERS BIG SHOT AT HIM IS CAN HE GET YOUNG VOTERS OUT IT’S NOT A GOOD LOOK IF YOU’RE NOT EVEN GETTING TO THE THRESHOLD >> SUCH A DEPARTURE IN 2008, BARACK OBAMA IN THE ENTIRE PART OF HIS CANDIDACY MERGED YOUNGER AND OLDER VOTERS AND HILLARY DID WELL JOE BIDEN, THE WHOLE PART OF HIS CANDIDACY WAS BASED, I CAN KEEP PARTS OF THE OBAMA COALITION TOGETHER BUT WE’RE SEEING BIG FRACTURES BY AGE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ONCE THIS NOMINATION IS OVER, I DON’T THINK GOES AWAY ANY TIME SOON >> JOE BIDEN, EVEN BEFORE HE JUMPED IN THIS RACE, THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW STRONG WOULD HE BE AS A FRONT-RUNNER AND SOME URGED HIM NOT TO RUN AND FAKE A STEP BACK AND END HIS CAREER AS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VICE PRESIDENT, GO OUT ON THAT HIGH NOTE THE REALITY IS HE’S PERFORMED WELL, BUT WE HAVE LONG BEEN DESCRIBING HIM AS A SORT OF WEAK FRONT-RUNNER I THINK WE’VE SEEN THAT ON THE DEBATE STAGE NO MASSIVE MELTDOWNS BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE KIND OF PERFORMANCE HIS DONORS WANTED TO SEE FROM HIM AND HE’S HURTING FINANCIALLY AS WELL >> AND YOU HEAR TIME AND TIME AGAIN HE HAS TO PLACE IN THE TOP THREE TONIGHT BECAUSE HIS MONEY IS STARTING TO DRY UP IF HE’S GOING TO STAY IN THIS RACE AND REMAIN VIABLE FOR SUPER TUESDAY, EVEN WITH A WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA >> IT DOES TELL YOU WHO RAN A GOOD CAMPAIGN IN THE LAST MONTH SINCE JANUARY 1st, WHICH MEANS IN THE LAST MONTH, IT IS PETE THAT HAS 22% HE IS WINNING AMONG HALF THE ELECTORATE, 52%, MADE THE DECISION SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR PETE IS AT 22, BIDEN AT 18 PETE IS BARELY WINNING THE LAST MINUTE VOTERS IT SORT OF MATCHES IN SOME WAY THE ANTIDOTAL WE’RE SEEING HERE, CASEY >> IT ABSOLUTELY DOES WHO WAS HERE AND WHO PUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE INTO ORGANIZING ADRIENNE’S ANTE DOTE OR UPDATE, ENOUGH QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT THE BIDEN ORGANIZATION PETE BUTTIGIEG IN A GOOD PLACE TO PICK UP POSSIBLE BIDEN VOTERS AT THE LAST MINUTE >> I WOULD GO BACK TO LAST MONTH AND USE THE POLL AS A RESUME AND SAY, WHERE ARE YOU ON ELECTABILITY, PETE, NEXT IS WARREN, THEY POP A LITTLE BIT EVERYWHERE, RIGHT, PETE WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THAT BIDEN AND SANDERS ARE YOUR POLLS >> ONE OTHER THING ABOUT PETE BUTTIGIEG, TALKING SHOE LEATHER, HE WAS HOLDING FIVE TOWN HALLS A DAY IN IOWA AND BY COMPARISON, JOE BIDEN WAS HOLDING THREE AND ANDREW YANG GOING ON HIS OWN BUS TOUR

IF YOU SPEND TWO WEEKS HITTING FIVE EVENTS A DAY, YOU CAN DO PRETTY WELL IN THE STATE THE QUESTION GOING FORWARD, IF PETE BUTTIGIEG DOES WELL, CAN YOU KEEP IT UP AND HARDER TO DO THAT AS IT BECOMES MORE NATIONAL >> HE IS, OF ALL THE CANDIDATES NOT NAMED SANDERS, HE SEEMED TO BE THE ONE, IF HE COULD DO WELL IN IOWA, HE HAD THE ABILITY TO DO WELL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE >> YES ABSOLUTELY AGAIN, IT COMES DOWN THE TYPE OF STAFF HE ATTRACTED TOP LEVEL STAFF SOME SCRATCHED THEIR HEADS AND SAY WHY A YEAR AGO, POLLING SO WELL, WE BARELY HEARD OF THIS GUY BUT ABLE TO ATTRACT THIS REALLY INCREDIBLY EXPERIENCED STAFF, NOT JUST PEOPLE GOING ON TV, THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE NOT DRIVING THE HEADLINES AND NOT ALWAYS SEEING THEM ON AIR, DOING THE REAL WORK AND KNOW HOW TO ORGANIZE THEM TO WIN THAT’S WHAT PETE HAS DONE SO FAR, THE HARD WORK AND IT MATTERS ON NIGHTS LIKE THIS >> LET’S GO TO OUR NEW YORK LISTENING POST IF PETE DOES GET A SHOT IN THE ARM OUT OF HERE AND SEEN AS ONE OF THE MORE VIABLE POTENTIAL NOMINEES, WHERE CAN HE GO FROM HERE? I SAY THIS BECAUSE HE’S SO FOCUSED ON IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AND TRIED TO FIX THIS AFRICAN-AMERICAN PROBLEM WE’VE SEEN NO RES NUNES THAT VOTERS ARE RESPONDING YET, SOMETIMES WINNING BEGETS WINNING >> IF HE COMES IN SECOND, THIRD, THAT IS A SHOT IN THE ARM THAT MAYBE A JOE BIDEN DOESN’T GET AND THAT CAN LEAD TO HIS ABILITY TO RAISE MORE MONEY WE’LL SEE HOW NEW HAMPSHIRE PLAYS OUT AND THEN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT MAY BE A LOST CAUSE AND MAY NOT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY THERE THEN SUPER TUESDAY, THE MODERATE WALL OF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S MONEY AND HOW TO MESSAGE IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS TO DECIDE HOW TO SPEND HIS MONEY THE THING HE CAN HOPE FOR HE IS GOOD AT RAISING MONEY ONLINE AND WE HAVEN’T SEEN WITH JOE BIDEN’S CAMP YOU CONTINUE TO STAY VIABLE THAT WAY IN SOME WAYS, THIS WILL SOUND TERRIBLE ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM A BLACK WOMAN I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE PETE, DO YOU WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOUTH CAROLINA AT THIS POINT >> I KNOW BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU WIN THE NOMINATION IF YOU DON’T MAKE THE EFFORT >> YOU RUN THROUGH ALL THE GATES BLOOMBERG IS TRYING TO SKIP THE FIRST FOUR HE’S ALREADY DOING PRETTY WELL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE HE HAS A NO MARGIN FOR ERROR CANDIDACY HAS TO KEEP EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS IF BIDEN IS WEAK IN SOUTH CAROLINA, MAYBE BUTTIGIEG — A LOT OF THIS DEPENDS ON — LOOK AT FOUR YEARS AGO, SANDERS WAS CLEARLY ADVANTAGED HAVING A TWO-WAY WITH HILLARY WE FORGET, RUBIO AND KASICH STAYED DEEP IN THAT RACE IT WASN’T UNTIL TRUMP GOT 50% IT DEPENDS WHAT’S LEFT AND BLOOMBERG IS A SUPER COMPLICATED PART OF THAT BERNIE SANDERS DID GET OVER 40% OF THE NATIONAL VOTE FOUR YEARS AGO HE’S SHOWN THE ABILITY TO DO THAT THAT WAS A TWO-WAY IF MAYOR PETE COMES OUT WITH ANY MOMENTUM AT ALL I’M FOCUSED ON WHO CAN WIN, NOT WHO CAN HAVE A NICE STORY FOR A DAY OR TWO PETE HAS TO WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE BEFORE HE GOES TO SOUTH CAROLINA >> YOU HAVE TO PUT A SCOREBOARD >> HE HAS STRENGTH WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE BUT I DON’T SEE WHAT HE DOES WITH SOUTH CAROLINA, ESPECIALLY, HE’S GOT TO PROVE HE CAN CREATE THAT WINNING DEMOCRATIC COALITION AND SO FAR HE HASN’T I DO THINK HE HAS A LOT OF FRIENDS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE >> IF YOU’RE JOE BIDEN, YOU’D RATHER MAYOR PETE WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE IT’S CLOUDY, FASCINATING >> MY QUESTION FOR DAVID, COMPARE THIS TO 2016 AND THE REPUBLICAN RACE, DIDN’T THEY HAVE AN ABILITY TO RAISE MONEY BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL WEREN’T SURE DONALD TRUMP WAS REALLY THE GUY I WONDER DOES THAT MONEY MOVE AROUND? >> THE BIG MONEY >> THAT’S RIGHT

>> I WILL PAUSE YOU GUYS THERE BECAUSE WE’RE HAVING A BLAST WATCHING REALIGNMENTS I THINK KATY TUR IS IN THE MIDDLE LET’S SEE WHERE SHE IS IN DRAKE ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE OF REALIGNMENT LAND? WHERE ARE WE? >> Reporter: PAYING ATTENTION TO MY CAMERAMAN WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF REALIGNMENT WE HAVE 15 MINUTES FOR THOSE NOT VIABLE TO REALIGN I WILL SHOW YOU WHO WAS NOT VIABLE WHERE’S THAT YELLOW NOTEPAD? CAN I SEE THAT ONE MORE TIME? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIST ALIGNMENT 127 IS THE NUMBER YOU NEED TO BE VIABLE SANDERS GOT 129 HE JUST SQUEAKED BY PETE BUTTIGIEG, 172, KLOBUCHAR, 140 WARREN TOOK IT AWAY, 212, DID VERY WELL AND BIDEEN 121, JUST SQUEAKED BY THE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES NOT VIABLE, WE CROSSED OUT BENNETT, NOBODY WAS HIM, WAS YANG THE ONLY CANDIDATES THAT WEREN’T VIABLE WERE IN THE LOWER TIER THANK YOU, JEFF, I APPRECIATE THAT THEY HAVE TO NOW — >> GREAT CAMERA WORK, KATY, WE CAN ACTUALLY READ THOSE NUMBERS >> Reporter: THANK YOU CAUCUS WORK CAUCUSING IN THE SECOND ALIGNMENT, THERE WERE A COUPLE IN THE WARREN SECTIONS >> YOU CAN’T SEE OURS BUT WE HAVE NEXT TO YOUR LIVE SHOT WE HAVE A WIDE SHOT OF THE GYM AND THERE ALSO YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS >> THE LITTLE HOT AIR BALLOONS ABOUT TO ELEVATE THE CAUCUSGOERS UP INTO THE AIR >> WHAT SECTION ARE YOU IN? >> I’M IN THE WARREN SECTION RIGHT NOW IF I’M OUT OF BREATH BECAUSE I JUST CLIMBED FOUR STAIRS >> YOU’RE IN THE GREEN BALLOON >> SHE WAS A YANG VOTER YOU WERE A YANG VOTER AS WELL? AND YOU REALIGNED TO ELIZABETH WARREN CAN YOU TELL ME WHY? >> I DON’T KNOW I FEEL PERSONALITY-WISE, I FEEL LIKE I CAN GET BEHIND LIZ I LIKE MOST OF HER POLICIES I DON’T LIKE ALL OF THEM I HOPE YANG STICKS AROUND IN THE CONVERSATION AND CAN BRING HIM IN AND PULL ON SOME OF HIS IDEAS >> WHAT IS ONE OF HIS IDEAS YOU’D LIKE TO SEE TAKEN UP BY ELIZABETH WARREN? >> HONESTLY THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND SOUNDED LIKE COMPLETE INSANITY AND THE MAR I HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT IT THE MORE LOGICAL IT SOUNDED AND IT ALREADY OCCURS IN SOME WAYS AND WOULD BE OCCURRING IN SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT LIZ AND OTHERS ARE TALKING ABOUT I FEEL LIKE IT’S A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO SOME OF THE SAME THING IN A WAY THAT WOULD GIVE MORE FLEXIBILITY >> Reporter: ARE YOU GOING TO CAUCUS FOR WHATEVER DEMOCRAT GETS THE NOMINATION? WILL YOU VOTE FOR WHATEVER DEMOCRAT GETS THE NOMINATION? >> CERTAINLY >> Reporter: THIS IS THE SAME THING I NOTICED THEY WERE EXPECTING A THOUSAND, POTENTIALLY 1200 PEOPLE AND TOLD TO EXPECT AS MANY AS 1200 PEOPLE THEY HAD 767 IN 2016 ANTHONY MY PRODUCER SAYS THAT’S THE RIGHT NUMBER THEY HAD 849 TODAY THERE IS A HIGHER TURNOUT THAN 2016 BUT NOT QUITE WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO FIND OUT FROM THE OTHER CAUCUS SITES TO FIND OUT WHAT THE TURNOUT WAS THEY WERE PREPARED FOR PRETTY SIZABLE CROWDS, 1600 MAYBE, AND THEY DIDN’T GET IT HERE I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT SAYS >> INTERESTING UPON >> Reporter: IT TAKES A LONG TIME >> I WONDERED IF SO MUCH DECISION, SO MUCH PARALYSIS, PEOPLE SAID, MAYBE I WILL STAY HOME KATY TUR — WE WILL LET YOU DO MORE REALIGNING EVERYONE IS STICKING AROUND LOOKING AT THE CAUCUSES AND REALIGNING IT’S BEEN FASCINATING TO WATCH WE WILL START SEEING THE HARD NUMBERS COME IN SOON ENTRANCE POLLS CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED PETE BUTTIGIEG SEEMS TO GET STRONGER AS WE GET MORE INTERVIEWS IN, I’M JUST SAYING SPECIAL COVERAGE FOR THE IOWA CAUCUSES ONLY AT “NBC NEWS NOW.” >>> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> GOOD AFTERNOON FROM THE SPIN ROOM >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS, 3 TO 11 P.M EASTERN ♪♪

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AND DIDN’T EVEN LEAVE I HAD ALWAYS KNOWN I WOULD GO TO WARREN IF AMY WASN’T VIABLE >> IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR FRIEND HELPED CONVINCE YOU HERE YOU GUYS HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER A LONG TIME, A NEIGHBOR ON NEIGHBOR CONVERSATION >> WE’RE POLITICAL BUDDIES SHE’S BEHIND THE DRIVING FORCE IN DUBUQUE AND WERE CO-CAPTAINS FOR HILLARY CLINTON WE’RE FRIENDS AND POLITICAL ALLIES SHE TOLD ME AHEAD OF TIME I COULD REACH THROUGH HER IT WAS PART OF OUR STRATEGY WE WERE NOT VIABLE, AS YOU SAID WE HOPE, FOR A VARIETY OF REASON WE HOPE MANY KLOBUCHAR SUPPORTERS WOULD FIND THEIR WAY TO US THEY DID WE’RE VERY PLEASED AT THAT IT WASN’T A DEAL, PER SE IT WAS A FAIR THING TO DO WE GOT THREE DELEGATES OUT OF A TOTAL OF 11, THE WARREN TEAM DID, AND WE’RE PLEASED SHERRY WILL BE ONE OF OUR DELEGATES TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION REALLY, WE’RE GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR GIVING US VIABILITY WE’RE EXPRESSING OUR GRATITUDE BY SHARING THE DELEGATES >> ONE OF THE THINGS I ALWAYS LIKE TO TALK ABOUT, A DOZEN PLUS PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER FOR THE 2016 ELECTION WE’VE NEVER DREAMT PROBABLY WE WOULD BE WORKING FOR DIFFERENT CANDIDATES I JUST LOVE THE FACT IT DIDN’T BOTHER ANY OF US WE STILL GO OUT TOGETHER AND STILL GO TO THE MOVIES AND OUT TO DINNER >> Reporter: YOU CONVINCE EACH OTHER ONE WAY OR THE OTHER THERE YOU HAVE IT >> FRIENDS COME TOGETHER TRYING TO DECIDE WHO THEY WILL STAND WITH IN THE END >> INDEED IT IS IT IS NOT A SECRET BALLOT, WHICH MAKES IT SO INTERESTING THANK YOU SO MUCH EXTENDING THIS NARRATIVE OF PETE BUTTIGIEG HAVING THE KIND OF NIGHT YOU’D PREFER TO BE HAVING TO CLYDE COUNTY, ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AREAS IN IOWA AND LOOKING TO SEE IF WE GET RECORD BREAKING TURNOUT, A SUBURB OF ILLINOIS JOINING ME NOW AT THE HEARTLAND SAVANNAH, WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN IN TERMS OF HOW THIS IS REALIGNING AND TALK TO US ABOUT MAYOR PETE AND HOW HE’S PERFORMING >> Reporter: I HAVE A LOT TO TELL YOU FIRST OF ALL, THEY DID BREAK THEIR RECORD FOR ATTENDANCE THIS IS THE MOST PEOPLE THAT EVER TURNED OUT FOR A CAUCUS KLOBUCHAR WAS THE STRONGEST, FOLLOWED BY PETE BUTTIGIEG, DID VERY WELL, THEN BIDEN AND WARREN WITHOUT GOING TOO SPECIFIC, I DON’T WANT TO MAKE CALLS SANDERS WAS NOT VIABLE HERE WHAT’S KIND OF INTERESTING IS ANTIDOTALLY, THE CROWD WAS A LITTLE OLDER BUT A LOT OF FIRST TIME VOTERS YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD, RIGHT? YOU CAUCUSED FOR JOE BIDEN? >> I CAUCUSED FOR JOE BIDEN BECAUSE I FEEL HE’S THE BEST TO TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP IN THE GENERAL ELECTION I WAS DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WOULD GET MORE OF THE MODERATE VOTE BUT AMY KLOBUCHAR GOT A LOT OF THAT BUT HAPPY WE WERE STILL VIABLE >> Reporter: HE’S THE 18-YEAR-OLD WHO CAUCUSED FOR SANDERS AND HIS MOM WASN’T VIABLE WHAT DID SHE DO? >> SHE ENDED UP GOING HOME >> YOU ARE 17 YOU WILL BE 18 BY THE TIME IT GOES AROUND THREE ARE PETE BUTTIGIEG SUPPORTERS WERE YOU GUYS HAPPY HOW PETE DID TONIGHT? >> I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT A LOT OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT AND GREAT >> Reporter: WHAT DID YOU THINK OF BEING IN A CAUCUS FOR THE FIRST TIME? >> IT WAS COOL TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND BE AN ADULT IT WAS REALLY COOL >> WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN THAT DIDN’T >> I WAS SURPRISED HOW WELL KLOBUCHAR DID I KNEW SHE WAS LOOKING BETTER THAN IOWA BUT FIRST PLACE IN A SUBURBAN AREA WAS SURPRISING TO ME GO AHEAD >> COULD YOU ASK THOSE DID THEY MAKE UP THEIR MIND IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS OR BEEN FOR MAYOR PETE ALL THE WAY ALONG? >> Reporter: ABSOLUTELY DID YOU GUYS KNOW YOU WERE FOR MAYOR PETE ALL ALONG OR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS >> THE CAUCUS >> EVERYDAY IN GOVERNMENT CLASS >> IT TOOK CONVINCING TO GET HERE >> I DIDN’T KNOW IF I WANTED TO ARGUE WITH PEOPLE NECESSARILY THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN

I THOUGHT IT WOULD I’M GLAD I TURNED OUT >> Reporter: THIS WAS A PRETTY TAME CAUCUS WHY DID YOU GUYS PICK PETE? FOR YOU TWO, WAS THAT YOUR PLAN ALL ALONG? >> IT WAS MY PLAN ALL THE WAY ALONG I THINK HE HAS MODERATE VOTERS AND I LIKE HIS POLICIES AND AGREE WITH A LOT OF THINGS HE SAYS >> Reporter: GUYS, I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU, YOUR FIRST CAUCUS >> SAVANNAH SELLERS, AS ALWAYS, WE WILL BE CHECKING BACK IN WITH YOU TONIGHT WE CAN GO TO IOWA’S JOHNSON COUNTY, HOME OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS CARRIED IT BACK IN 2016 NO SURPRISE THERE WHAT IS THE STATE OF PLAY SINCE WE LAST TALKED? >> Reporter: AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY’RE RIGHT NOW COUNTING HOW MANY FOLKS THEY HAVE THEY WILL BE VIABLE WHETHER THE PETE BUTTIGIEG GROUP WILL BE VIABLE THE NBC NEWS TEAM THE QUESTION IS ANDREW YANG IN THE MIDDLE, THE JOE BIDEN FOLKS STUBBORNLY NOT MOVING FROM THAT WALL, CLEARLY NOT VIABLE, WAITING FOR THE FIRST COUNT AND THEN THEY WILL MOVE HOW ARE YOU? TELL ME ABOUT THE HULA HOOP >> I WAS AT A MUSIC FESTIVALS AND FOR A FIRE DANCER AND AERIALIST >> Reporter: LET’S TALK POLITICS MORE IMPORTANTLY, CAN YOU GET THE JOE BIDEN PEOPLE OVER HERE? >> I HOPE WE CAN WE HAVE A WONDERFUL VIABLE CANDIDATE WE’RE MAKING AMERICA THINK THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM PROPOSED IN HIS BOOK WITH INDUSTRIALIZING OF OUR COUNTRY WE DON’T NEED TO BE WORKING IN FACTORIES >> Reporter: WHEN YOU SAY VIABLE, IS VIABILITY AGAINST DONALD TRUMP, IS THAT PART OF YOUR ARGUMENT FOR THOSE FOLKS? >> ABSOLUTELY I THINK SOMEONE WHO CANNOT RECEIVE A STORY LINE AND JUST WON’T APPEAL TO AN AUDIENCE BUT SAY SOMETHING TRUTHFUL, IS GOING TO BE A REAL PERSON AND DO GREATER THINGS FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WORK WITH THE SYSTEM AND USE THE SYSTEM IN A PROPER WAY, TO NOT DO HURTFUL THINGS TO HURT OUR COUNTRY AN GET US IN MORE TROUBLE >> Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH I CAN SAY, CASEY, IOWA IS THE ONLY PLACE I HAVE SEEN THAT THIS IS EXCITING, WHEN THEY GO AROUND AND COUNT UP 10 SHORT HERE AND 10 SHORT HERE WE WILL SEE AFTER THE SECOND COUNT WHETHER IT GETS MORE EXCITING >> THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE WELCOME BACK >> NICE TO BE BACK LET’S GO TO DAVE WASSERMAN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, A LOT OF ZEROS ON THE BOARD HERE EVEN THOUGH WE’RE WATCHING REALIGNMENTS LEFT AND RIGHT I GUESS WE SHOULD START TABULATING HERE >> I HEARD JUST ABOUT EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK FROM HAPPY FEET AND CAUCUS SITES, PEOPLE WANDERING AROUND SO THEY’RE NOT COUNTED IN SHORT ORDER TO REALIGNMENT THAT INVOLVED SO MUCH HORSE TRADING IT’S TAKING LONGER THAN EXPECTED TO UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT’S NOT WORKING, SO IT MAY BE A WHILE >> I HAD A FEELING A LOT OF US WERE WONDERING ABOUT THIS THEY MADE A LOT OF PROMISES ABOUT DATA AND PROMISES ABOUT REPORTING SEPARATE NUMBERS, WANTING TO DO IT AT THE SAME TIME, HAVING THESE SATELLITE CAUCUSES THE DNC PUT PRESSURE ON THEM AND TRYING TO SAVE THESE CAUCUSES TO HAVE THEM FOUR YEARS FROM NOW I IMAGINE IT’S NOT A BUNCH OF HAPPY CAMPERS INSIDE THAT IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY >> Reporter: AND FOR TRACKERS OF THE IOWA CAUCUS, THEY GAINED A FEW TALKING POINTS TONIGHT THE RESULTS COULD PRODUCE MULTIPLE WINNERS TO THE POINT THERE REALLY ISN’T MUCH CLARITY COMING OUT OF THE CAUCUS, IT COULD TAKE A LONG TIME TO KNOW THERE COULD BE A LOT OF DISGRUNTLED PEOPLE WHO FELL ON THE SHORT END OF VIABILITY SAYING THIS ISN’T A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT HAPPENED OR GAMESMANSHIP, AND THIS CAUCUS IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNDERSTOOD LYING PARTY AN OBJECTION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO IOWA >> THE LONGER WE DON’T HAVE RESULTS, THE LONGER CANDIDATES CAN GIVE THEIR VERSION OF A VICTORY SPEECH TO KATY TUR AND SEE WHERE WE ARE I THINK WE’RE DONE WITH REALIGNMENT

WE GOT TO BE >> Reporter: YEAH THEY’RE DOING THE SECOND REALIGNMENT COUNT, CONFIRMS IT I WON’T SHOW YOU THE PAD JUST YET BECAUSE I WANT THEM TO HAVE THEIR NUMBERS BEFORE WE REPORT IT IN THE MEANTIME, I WANT TO TALK TO MIKE, THE PRECINCT CAPTAIN FOR SANDERS CAMPAIGN YOU WERE TELLING ME ABOUT EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THIS PRECINCT AND ELIZABETH WARREN HOW DID THEY LINE UP? >> WE WORKED VERY HARD SETTING THE PACE IN DES MOINES, IN MY PRECINCT WE WERE WORKING HARD AND PLANNING I’M SURPRISED WE WON IT AS CLEARLY AS WE DID WE PLANNED TO DO AS WELL >> Reporter: YOU’RE NEEDED AND I DON’T WANT TO STOP YOU FROM GOING — I GUESS THEY WANT YOU FOR A COUNT I WILL NOT STOP MIKE FOR DOING THE COUNT HE NEEDS FOR REALIGNMENT THIS WOMAN WAS A SUPPORTER OF A DIFFERENT CANDIDATE I WILL HAVE YOU ZOOM OUT AND DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOUR ADDRESS ON ONE OF THOSE CARDS SHE WAS A DIFFERENT CANDIDATE BUT NOW A WARREN SUPPORTER, FILLING OUT HER CAUCUS CARD AND WILL LINE UP WITH ELIZABETH WARREN SOME ARE REALIGNING FOR THIS CANDIDATE OR THAT CANDIDATE IF YOU VOTED IN A PRECINCT THERE ARE ONLY 849, IT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES THEY’RE ANNOUNCING THE NUMBER RIGHT NOW FOR THE SECOND ALIGNMENT LET’S LISTEN >> SANDERS FOR A FINAL VOTE OF 104 22 MORE PORE PETE BUTTIGIEG FOR A FINAL VOTE OF 194 9 MORE FOR AMY KLOBUCHAR FOR A TOTAL OF 149 15 MORE FOR WARREN FOR A TOTAL OF 227 [ APPLAUSE ] >> 7 MORE FOR BIDEN FOR A TOTAL OF 138 SIX WHO DECIDED NOT TO REALIGN WE WILL AWARD DELEGATES BASED ON THESE NUMBERS THAT ENDS THE COUNTING WE WILL NEXT TURN TO PARTY BUSINESS AND INVITE YOU TO STAY BECAUSE WE DO HAVE ELECTIONS AND NOMINATIONS >> YOU HEARD WARREN EXPANDED HER LEAD THE REASON WHY YOU’RE NOT HEARING HUGE CHEERS FROM THE CROWD OUT OF THE KLOBUCHAR TEAM OR SANDERS TEAM IS MOST PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ONCE YOU FINISHED YOUR FIRST ALIGNMENT YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAY ANY LONGER THEY CHANGED IT THIS YEAR ONCE YOU DO THE FIRST ALIGNMENT YOU’RE ALLOWED TO WALK OUT OF HERE, GIVE OVER YOUR CAUCUS CARD AND GO HOME AND HAVE DINNER AND KISS YOUR KIDS GOOD NIGHT AND GET OUT OF HERE THE BIG STORY FOR TONIGHT IS ELIZABETH WARREN DID WELL YOU EXPECTED HER TO DO WELL, YOU PREDICTED IT PETE BUTTIGIEG DID WELL AND MAYBE THE SLEEPER CANDIDATE, AMY KLOBUCHAR AND JOE BIDEN BARELY SKATED BY AND SANDERS BARELY SKATED BY >> THEY GOT VIABLE BUT IT MAY GET MUDDY WE WILL TAKE A QUICK BREAK, STILL AWAITING THE FIRST OFFICIAL VOTES GIVEN TO US BY THE PARTY THINGS ARE GOING SLOW FOR THEM BUT WE’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME BRINGING YOU RESULTS IN RAW FORM FOR THE IOWA CAUCUSES ON NBC NEWS RIGHT NOW NEWS RIGHT NOW >>> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> GOOD AFTERNOON FROM THE SPIN ROOM >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WITH DAVE 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M. EASTERN ♪♪ ♪♪ >> UKRAINE WILL LOOK INTO THE BIDENS >> THEY WANT TO MOVE QUICKLY >> WE WANT TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE >> GOING INSIDE IMPEACHMENT ON NBC NEWS, HOSTED BY ME, STEVE KORNACKI >> ALL EYES ON THE 2020 ELECTION

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MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND GETS PEOPLE OUT TO CAUCUS FOR HIM >> WE HAVE THIS POLL BROKEN UP A COUPLE DIFFERENT WAYS RURAL VOTERS, BUTTIGIEG IS WINNING, 23%, SANDERS, SECOND AT 19, BIDEN AT 18 THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, THE MOST RURAL, 15 NECK AND NECK, SANDERS-BUTTIGIEG, 23, 22 HERE >> A COUPLE THINGS MIKE IS REPORTING WE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT READING TOO MUCH INTO THESE INITIAL RESULTS ABOUT BIDEN’S VIABILITY WE’VE BEEN SEEING PICTURES FROM SUBURBS AND COLLEGE TOWNS WE HAVEN’T BEEN SEEING RURAL AREAS THESE NUMBERS SUGGEST SO FAR IF WE SHOULD WATCH THE RURAL AREAS, IF THEY COME THROUGH THEM THIS NIGHT WE WENT INTO THIS NIGHT BETWEEN WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS OUT ON TOP AND BUTTIGIEG AND BIDEEN, WHO WOULD LEAD IN THESE TWO LANES WE’RE STARTING TO GET AN ANSWER EVEN FROM THE PRECINCT >> I HAVE TO SAY, A CITY OVER 50,000, BIDEN IS NOT DOING WELL WITH RANK AND FILE, SORT OF ALMOST ANGRY DEMOCRATS THESE DAYS? >> THE ANGRIEST DEMOCRAT, PROBABLY WITH BERNIE SANDERS >> I GET THAT, SANDERS IS WINNING THOSE BUT ONLY GETTING 13% >> THE REASON HILLARY WAS ONLY ABLE TO BARELY WIN THE CAUCUSES BECAUSE SHE RACKED UP BIG IN OTHER COUNTIES AND SANDERS MORE IN THE RURAL AREAS BIDEN ISN’T ABLE TO REPLICATE THAT MORE ESTABLISHMENT BIG CITY HE WILL BE IN TROUBLE >> THERE’S ANOTHER, I DON’T KNOW IF I WANT TO CALL IT AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, THE NUMBERS POPPED UP AMONG CLINTON VOTERS AND THE FACT THAT ANOTHER WOMAN CANDIDATE DOESN’T COME UNTIL, WARREN IS THIRD AND BIDEEN AND BUTTIGIEG, 1, 2 WARREN AT THE END TURNED TO, LET’S ELECT WOMEN A SUBTLE HINT HERE AND THE MAJORITY OF THESE ARE WOMEN BUT IT IS THE MEN THAT LOOK LIKE THEY MAY END UP 1, 2, 3 HERE >> I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT IT SURPRISED A LOT OF US THAT YOU’VE SEEN WOMEN CANDIDATES NOT DO AS WELL AS WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD DO IN THIS ELECTION AND ELIZABETH WARREN, THE LEADING FEMALE CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE IT GOES BACK TO THE WHOLE ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT AND PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT BEATING TRUMP THEY WANT TO GET IT RIGHT AND A MISCONCEPTION A WOMAN CAN’T BEAT HIM >> LESS WHETHER A WOMAN CAN RUN THE PRESIDENCY OR WIN AGAINST TRUMP I THINK WOMEN VOTERS LOOK AT THIS DIFFERENTLY >> IT’S A CONVERSATION ONGOING IN THE WAKE OF HILLARY CLINTON’S LOSS IN THE PRIMARY IT’S BEEN PRETTY FRUSTRATING FOR WOMEN, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WORKED IN AND AROUND HILLARY CLINTON, A FRUSTRATION I PICKED UP A LONG TIME DON’T FORGET, THAT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN, THEY’RE IN A MEETING THAT BREAKS RIGHT BEFORE THE DEBATE, HE TOLD HER HE DIDN’T THINK A WOMAN COULD WIN >> DID THAT HELP BERNIE? I THINK A LOT OF US THOUGHT IT WOULD HURT BERNIE, HE WAS UP WITH ONE OF HIS FOLKS, BETTER TO BE LUCKY THAN GOOD, WHEN THE HIT CAME ON THE WARREN THING, THEY HAPPENED TO BE UP WITH AN AD ON WARREN’S ISSUES >> WE HAD A DEBATE A FEW DAYS LATER THE GENDER ISSUE WAS FRONT AND CENTER ON EVERYONE’S MIND THE BIG EXCHANGE, FIRST TIME YOU SAW ANGER FLASH AND THIS FLASH OF ANGER BY WARREN DECLINING TO SHAKE BERNIE SANDERS’ HAND EVEN THOUGH THAT MESSAGE SEEMS TO HURT SANDERS OVER WARREN, THE FACT OF GENDER, SHE WAS ASKED ABOUT IT SO FREQUENTLY UPS ELECTABILITY FOR VOTERS >> LATE DECIDING, YOU AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT WHETHER IF THE ELECTABILITY THING, IF BIDEN IS THE PERSON AND EVERYBODY SAYS, OKAY, FINE, I’M IN, THAT’S THE GUY, HE WOULD DOMINATE THIS NUMBER HE’S WINNING THIS NUMBER 27% PETE BUTTIGIEG IS DOING WELL, TOO BASICALLY, LATE DECIDERS SPLIT, HALF PICKED EITHER BIDEN OR BUTTIGIEG

>> IT’S ALMOST AS IF HALF ARE SPLIT >> BUTTIGIEG AS A RELIABLE CANDIDATE HAS BEEN A QUESTION MARK >> AND GENDER AND STEREOTYPE PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO SAY, BEAT HAS ADDRESSED IT HIMSELF, HE WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST MAJOR CANDIDATES RUN AS AN OPENLY GAY PERSON HE HAS BEEN FORWARD ABOUT HIS FAITH YOU RUN DOWN THE LIST OF STATES HE POTENTIALLY RUNS INTO — HE HAS CONVINCING TO DO >> I THINK THE FAITH ISSUE HELPED HIM HERE UNIQUELY I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY OTHER PLACES YOU HAVE A DEMOCRATIC GROUP OF VOTERS MORE OPEN ABOUT THEIR CHRISTIANITY, OUTSIDE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS, WHITE CHRISTIAN VOTERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ARE NOT AS OPEN >> I THINK PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS SHOWN HE IS ABLE TO OVERCOME THE NUMBERS >> AND PUGH RESEARCH HAS INTERESTING NATIONAL NUMBERS APPLIED TO IOWA, LOOKED AT THOSE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND RELIGIOUS NONES, NONES, THEY DON’T PRESCRIBE TO A PARTICULAR FAITH, ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, DON’T KNOW THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND SANDERS BLOWS EVERYBODY ELSE IF THEY CHOOSE NOT TO GO TOR BIDEN, BUTTIGIEG IS A NATURAL ONE >> TRYING TO READ, THE MUDDLE, THE IDEA WE COULD GET A MUDDLE OUT OF IOWA, NOT A DECISIVE 1-2 RIGHT NOW, LET’S SEE HOW THE REALIGNMENTS GO, THIS HAPPENED IN ’08, IT SEEMED LIKE A THREE-WAY MODEL BUT TWO BROKE AWAY FROM THE PACK WITH CLINT AND OBAMA AND EDWARDS FADED A LITTLE BIT WE COULD HAVE THE MUDDLE WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? >> WE COULD HAVE OUR OWN MODEL WE WILL SEE SOME VERY VERY THIN DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS CAN MESSAGE THIS DIFFERENTLY IF YOU’RE AMY KLOBUCHAR HYPOTHETICALLY YOU COME OUT OF IOWA WITHOUT DELEGATES BUT PERFORM WELL IN RURAL AREAS YOU CAN SAY, I HAVE 50,000 THAT SUPPORTED ME IN THAT THESE PARTS OF THE STATE, BUT NOT IN THE GENERAL >> LET’S CHECK IN WITH THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, SEE HOW THEY’RE FEELING I’M SURE THEY DON’T LOVE IT THAT THE TELEVISED CAUCUSES HAVE BEEN IN THE SUBURBS OF DES MOINES AND THE COLLEGE TOWNS BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T DONE WELL THERE BUT THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY PLACES WHERE BIDEN IS DOING WELL HOW ARE FOLKS FEELING OUT THERE? >> WELL, CHUCK, YOU TALK ABOUT A MUDDLE I THINK THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS PRO-MUDDLE THE BEST THEY WERE HOPING FOR AS WE TALKED EARLIER WAS SORT OF A DRAW HERE A THREE-WAY TIE, PERHAPS AND AT THIS POINT, THOUGH, BIDEN ADVISERS I’M TALKING TO ARE FRANKLY WAITING FOR RESULTS WE DON’T HAVE RESULTS WHAT WE HAVE IS ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE A LOT OF PRECINCTS THAT ARE BEING PLAYED IN, ARE VIABILITY THRESHOLDS BEING MET OR NOT? SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO KNOW, AS WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, YES, WE HIT THE DAVENPORTS, CEDAR RAPIDS, DES MOINESS BUT A LOT OF TOWNS WHERE THE BEST DINING OPTIONS IS THE GENERAL STORE, RURAL AREAS WHERE THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS INVESTED A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN TELLS ME THIS IS INTENTIONAL, THEY THINK THEY CAN RUN UP THE SCORE THERE THEY SAY THIS IS THE ONLY CAMPAIGN WHERE WE’RE GOING TO BE VIABLE ACROSS THE STATE I WANT TO TELL YOU COMMENTS THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER MADE LAST WEEK HE SAID THAT HE BELIEVES THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN WOULD BE VIABLE IN THE 90% RANGE OF PRECINCTS SO THESE NUMBERS, IF THESE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE RESULTS THAT WE’RE GETTING FROM PRECINCTS ARE THAT THEY’RE NOT HITTING THRESHOLDS IN A DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE BASE, THAT’S FINE FOR THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN >> MIKE AT BIDEN HEADQUARTERS, THANKS VERY MUCH LET’S CHECK IN AT SANDERS HEADQUARTERS WITH SHAQUILLE BREWSTER SHAQ, ARE THEY GETTING A LITTLE NERVOUS THAT THIS THING FEELS, LET’S JUST SAY THERE’S NOT THE SPACE THAT THEY MAYBE THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE HERE THREE HOURS AGO? >> WELL, CHUCK, I TELL YOU, I JUST CHECKED IN WITH THIS TEAM, THEY’RE SAYING THEY’RE FRUSTRATED JUST LIKE MANY OF US THAT WE’RE NOT GETTING MORE DETAILS, MORE DATA FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HERE IN IOWA AS RESULTS STILL TRICKLE IN THEY STILL FEEL OPTIMISTIC

NINA TURNER, ONE OF THE TOP SURROGATES, SAID THEY’RE STILL FEELING GOOD, STILL OPTIMISTIC, AND THEY’RE CAUTIOUS RIGHT NOW REMEMBER, THEY CAME IN FEELING GOOD ABOUT THAT FIRST ROUND OF CAUCUSING THEY SAID WHEN PEOPLE GOT IN THE CAUCUS ROOM, THEY FELT THAT FIRST GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEY WOULD HAVE AN ADVANTAGE AT THAT POINT IT WAS REALIGNMENT THEY WEREN’T CLEAR ABOUT THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE WAITING FOR, DETAILS THEY WERE WAITING FOR RIGHT NOW THEY’VE BEEN DRIVING TURNOUT ALL DAY I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THAT EXIT POLLING, THERE WERE SOME KEYS AND POSITIVE INDICATORS FOR THEM THERE THAT DIVIDE AMONG YOUNGER VOTERS AND OLDER VOTERS THAT WORKED IN THEIR FAVOR THEY CONSIDER YOUNGER VOTERS A CLEAR PART OF THEIR COALITION ONE OTHER THING THEY’RE WATCHING, THAT REALIGNMENT ASPECT I MET A VOTER, PAUL MERRICK, AN ARMY VETERAN FATHER OF THREE I MET HIM IN DES MOINES HE WAS SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTED ANDREW YANG HE WAS PLANNING TO CAUCUS FOR ANDREW YANG I STAYED IN CONTACT WITH HIM, SAW WHAT HE DID AFTER THIS CAUCUS, HE REEIGHT ALIGNED WITH BERNIE SANDERS THOSE ARE THE REALIGNMENTS THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN ARE HOPING FOR THE PROBLEM IS THEY DON’T SEE THAT DATA RIGHT NOW, SO THEY CAN’T READ TOO MUCH INTO IT RIGHT NOW BEYOND ANECDOTAL STORIES >> IT ALSO TELLS YOU THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY COLLECTING THEIR OWN DATA RIGHT NOW, IF THEY ARE, THEY’RE NOT READY TO SHARE IT WE SHALL SEE SHAQUILLE BREWSTER AT TEAM SANDERS, THANK YOU TEAM WARREN, ALI VITALY WHAT’S WARREN HEARING? DO THEY FEEL GOOD, NERVOUS, ABOUT PETE BUTTIGIEG? LOOKS LIKE HE DID PRETTY WELL TONIGHT TOO WHAT’S THE SENSE? >> I GET THERE’S A QUIET LYING IN WAIT HAPPENING THERE’S WATCHING FROM THE HILTON NEXT DOOR FROM WHERE WE ARE AT THIS WATCH PARTY WHERE FOLKS HAVE STARTED TO TRICKLE IN THERE’S AN EXCITED NERVOUS ENERGY AS PEOPLE START TO TRICKLE IN THE RESULTS SEEM MUDDY ONE PERSON WHO’S NOT BEING QUIET IS JULIAN CASTRO, WHO IS AN ENDORSER OF ELIZABETH WARREN, WAS A CANDIDATE HIMSELF THERE ARE SURROGATES, AND THERE ARE SURROGATES JULIAN CASTRO, HE’S BEEN IN PEOPLE’S LIVING ROOMS, ONE ON ONE WITH VOTERS, TRYING TO MAKE THE PITCH FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, PEOPLE HE WAS TRYING TO GET AMY KLOBUCHAR SUPPORTERS INTO THE WARREN CAMP CORNER, HE WAS SUCCESSFUL IN DOING THAT SO CLEARLY HE’S OUT THERE MAKING THE PITCH, VOTER BY VOTER, TRYING TO GET THEM IN THE ELIZABETH WARREN CORNER THERE WAS ONE THING AS I WAS LISTENING TO A CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WOMEN VOTERS ARE GOING HERE IT SORT OF TRACKS WITH WHAT I WAS HEARING AT THE WOMEN’S MARCH WHEN I WAS OUT THERE ASKING WOMEN IF IT’S MORE IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO ELECT THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OR IF IT’S MORE IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP AND IT TRACKS WITH WHAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING IN A LOT OF POLLING, PEOPLE JUST WANT TO BEAT TRUMP WHAT SO MANY OF THESE WOMEN SAID TO ME AT THE WOMEN’S MARCH AND OUT HERE IN IOWA, IS ELIZABETH WARREN’S BEEN — IF A WOMAN IS THE BEST CANDIDATE, GREAT, THEY’LL VOTE FOR HER, BUT THAT IS NOT THEIR FIRST PRIORITY THEY WANT SOMEONE WHO IS ELECTABLE, IN WHATEVER NEBULOUS SENSE OF THE WORD, TO BEAT TRUMP >> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT, AND THAT’S WHY WE MAY BE GETTING A MUDDLE THAT EVERYBODY CAME IN WITH THEIR OWN DEFINITION OF ELECTABILITY ALLIE VITALY, THANK YOU PETE BUTTIGIEG HEADQUARTERS BY THE DATA WE SEE ON ENTRANCE POLLS, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THESE ARE JUST ENTRANCE POLLS >> EXACTLY THESE ARE ENTRANCE POLLS BUT IT’S ENCOURAGEMENT FROM WHAT WE’RE SEEING FROM THOSE ONE OF THOSE NUMBERS SPECIFICALLY IS WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT YOUNG SUPPORTERS, THOSE 17 TO 29, BERNIE SANDERS NEARLY 50% OF SUPPORT THE BUTTIGIEG CAMPAIGN 20% WHEN YOU LOOK AT OLDER VOTERS, THEY’RE SECOND WHEN IT COMES TO OLDER VOTERS, JOE BIDEN SOME OF THE OTHER NUMBERS I WAS TALKING WITH A CAMPAIGN AIDE, THE BUTTIGIEG CAMPAIGN HAS AN INTERESTING MAP THEY’RE PLAYING WITH THEY’RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF SUBURBAN PRECINCTS, LOOKING TO PLAY WELL THERE THEY’RE ALSO LOOKING AT OBAMA, TRUMP COUNTIES WHERE HE HEAVILY CAMPAIGNED THE LAST WEEK PARTICULARLY OVERWHELMINGLY, IN MAJORITY OF OBAMA/TRUMP PRECINCTS, THEY ARE PERFORMING BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED A MAJORITY OF RURAL PRECINCTS WHEN IT COMES TO SUBURBAN PRECINCTS, 90% OF THOSE WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE MATH, VIABILITY IS A BIG PART OF THAT WHEN YOU’RE ABLE TO PICK UP DELEGATES IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY YOUR BEST PARTICULAR AREAS IN THE STATE, YOU’RE STILL PLAYING A LEADING ROLE IN THIS GAME THE OTHER NOTE THAT I THINK WE

WANT TO LOOK AT, WHEN I WAS COMING INTO THE NIGHT, WERE SELF-DESCRIBED INDEPENDENT VOTERS 2016 CAUCUS, 69% OF SELF-IDENTIFIED DEMOCRATS WENT FOR BERNIE SANDERS THEY ALSO LOOKED AT INDEPENDENTS AS BEING MODERATE AND THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY WHAT INDEPENDENTS NECESSARILY ARE LOOKING AT THIS ROUND, BASED ON ENTRANCE POLLING AT THIS POINT, SANDERS HAS 33% SUPPORT AMONG INDEPENDENTS PETE BUTTIGIEG, 17% THIS IS A BIG PART OF THEIR PLAY HERE IN RECENT WEEKS IS THIS IDEA NOT ONLY THE DEMOCRATS THAT CHOOSE INDEPENDENTS OR REPUBLICANS WILL VOTE FOR US IN NOVEMBER OVER DONALD TRUMP, BUT ALSO GETTING THEM TO ACTUALLY BECOME ENGAGED BASED OFF THESE INITIAL ENTRANCE NUMBERS, SANDERS’ SUPPORT AMONG INDEPENDENTS IS A LITTLE MORE DILUTED THAN 2016 ASSESSING PERHAPS THE PETE BUTTIGIEG CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFULLY DID PULL OUT SOME INDEPENDENTS, MORE MODERATE INDEPENDENTS, TO CAUCUS AND SUPPORT HIM TONIGHT >> WELL, IT IS FASCINATING LIKE I SAID, BY DEMOGRAPHIC RESUME, YOU’D SAY PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS THE BEST RESUME SO FAR OF ANY OF THE CANDIDATES IF YOU JUST LOOKED AT OUR ENTRANCE POLL VON HILLIARD, THANK YOU ALSO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, WHICH MATTERS A LOT ON HOW YOU DO THE PLEDGE DELEGATES HERE I GO THROUGH THIS REMARKABLE CONSISTENCY THE 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, 21 SANDERS, 20 BUTTIGIEG, BIDEN 19 IN THE NEXT DRESSAL DISTRICT 2, IOWA CITY, 23, 22, BERNIE OVER BUTTIGIEG THE 3rd DISTRICT IN DES MOINES, 23, 21, BUTTIGIEG OVER BERNIE THE 4th DISTRICT, 23, 22 THE POINT IS THIS THOSE TWO, THEY’RE CONSISTENT ACROSS THE STATE, EVERYONE ELSE HAS GAPPED >> THE REALITY IS THESE NUMBERS ARE NOT THAT FAR APART, BUT FROM A NARRATIVE PERSPECTIVE, THE IDEA THAT JOE BIDEN DOESN’T SAIL OUT OF HERE ON A VERY STRONG SHIP, I THINK IT’S GOING TO OPEN ALL KINDS OF DOORS DOWN THE LINE YOU ALREADY HAVE MICHAEL BENNET IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TALKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BIDEN SOMEWHAT CREATING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM BLOOMBERG WAITING IN THE WINGS, SORT OF LIKE THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO IF YOU SPEAK TO PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON THAT THEY BASICALLY SAY, WE’RE HERE, JUST IN CASE THIS BIDEN SHIP DOESN’T SAIL >> THE FUND-RAISING ASPECT, PETE BUTTIGIEG, TWO TIMES THE FUND-RAISING WE’VE SEEN BERNIE SANDERS IS A GRASSROOTS FUND-RAISER AND IT’S AN ENORMOUS, POWERFUL TEAM THAT HE HAS BOTH BEAT BUTTIGIEG AND BIDEN ARE DOING IT THE WAY HILLARY CLINTON DID IT, FUND-RAISER AT A TIME JOE BIDEN DESPERATELY NEEDS PETE BUTTIGIEG DONORS TO START GIVING TO HIM THIS TO ME IS NOT — BEFORE THE OPPOSITE OF THAT >> THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT HE NEEDED >> IT IS CORRECT YOU TALK TO PEOPLE AT JOE BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN, THEY WILL TELL YOU, WE NEED TO DO WELL IN IOWA TONIGHT TO KEEP THE FUND-RAISING MACHINE GOING THEY ARE RELYING VERY HEAVILY ON LARGE-DOLLAR DONORS, FOR ESTABLISHMENT DONOR TYPES IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAYOR PETE IS RAISING MORE MONEY IN GRASS ROOT DONATIONS THAN JOE BIDEN IS, BUT HE DOES NEED A GOOD NIGHT HERE TONIGHT, AND SO FAR WE’RE NOT SEEING IT >> WE’RE GETTING A LITTLE UPDATE ABOUT MORE ON THIS DELAY AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE HAD HALF THE VOTE IN FOUR YEARS AGO THIS IS CLEARLY A PARTY PROBLEM BENEFIT OUR INBEDS HAS BEEN STATIONED HERE IN IOWA ALL YEAR LONG, ALL SEASON LONG, MAURA, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? I HOPE IT’S NOT THIS QUALITY CONTROL PR BUSINESS THAT THEY’RE TRYING TO GIVE BECAUSE SOMETHING IS AFOOT HERE >> YEAH, I’M AT KLOBUCHAR’S STATION, THEY’RE TEXTING ME SAYING THEY DID WELL, CAUCUS SITES ARE DOING, THEY HAVE STRONG SUPPORT THEY WEREN’T EXPECTING OBVIOUSLY WE’RE NOT SEEING THAT REPORTING COMING IN I THINK LIKE YOU MENTIONED, THE STATEMENT WE’RE GETTING FROM IOWA DEMS IS WE’RE DOING QUALITY CONTROL CHECKS, MAKING SURE THE NUMBERS ARE ACCURATE WE’RE STILL CAUCUSING, WE’RE RECORDING THROUGH RESULTS SOON AS REPORTED EARLIER TODAY, THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES WITH CAUCUSGOERS DOWNLOADING THE APP, REPORTING FROM CAUCUS SITES AROUND THE STATE THE FACT THAT THERE WAS SOME ISSUES, WHETHER IT WAS DOWNLOADING THE APP, LOGGING IN, ON THE DAY OF THE IOWA CAUCUSES, THE OPTION OF GOING THROUGH TRAINING, IS A LITTLE CONCERNING HERE, THAT COULD BE POSSIBLY THE REASON WHY WE’RE SEEING THIS DELAY WE’RE WAITING FOR UPDATES HERE ON THE GROUND CLEARLY, LIKE YOU SAID, THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOUR YEARS AGO, WE HAD HALF THE PRECINCTS RIGHT NOW WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING WE’RE ALL WAITING PATIENTLY AS WELL >> MAYBE THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY OF THE OLD TELEPHONE AND WRITING

NUMBERS DOWN ISN’T SO BAD ONE OF OUR TWO IOWA EMBEDS HERE ANDREA MITCHELL, YOU’RE THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, YOU’VE GOT THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS GUNNING FOR YOUR FIRST IN THE NATION STATUS I GOT TO THINK THE LAST THING YOU WANTED WAS TO BASICALLY KEEP THE COUNTRY WAITING FOR YOUR RESULTS >> YOU KNOW, ABSOLUTELY ESPECIALLY WITH THIS NEW SYSTEM THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE REFORM THAT WAS GOING TO SOLVE A LOT OF THE REPRESENTATIONAL PROBLEMS THEY’VE GOT SOME REAL ISSUES HERE BECAUSE OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF WHAT THE PARTY NEEDS TO DO TO BUILD THIS COALITION, IOWA WAS VULNERABLE TO THIS KIND OF CRITICISM GO AHEAD >> WE’VE GOT CHRIS JANSING, FOLLOWING THAT CAUCUS THAT SHE WAS HAVING IN CLINT, IOWA >> ONE OF THOSE IS THE CLOSEST ONE DO NOT RAMPING DOWN >> THEY’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HERE THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES AS YOU KNOW, THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ALIGNED WHAT I WILL TELL YOU IS THAT THIS HAS BEEN A CRAZY HALF HOUR WE HAD AT THE END OF THE FIRST ALIGNMENT BIDEN, BERNIE, BUTTIGIEG THEN THE YANG GANG AS THEY CALL THEMSELVES AND THE ELIZABETH WARREN SUPPORTERS GOT TOGETHER I WILL TELL YOU, THIS ROOM WAS PACKED WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT ELIZABETH WARREN HAD NOT MADE THE 15% THRESHOLD, A GASP WENT THROUGH THE CROWD SHE IS SO WELL ORGANIZED HERE WITHIN A MATTER OF MINUTES THE YANG PEOPLE, THE WARREN PEOPLE, WERE GETTING TOGETHER AND INITIALLY WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WAS THEY WERE GOING TO COMBINE FORCES AND EACH TAKE ONE DELEGATE THEN THE BIDEN PEOPLE CAME IN THEY WERE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE SO IN THE END WE’RE BACK WITH OUR FAVORITE WARREN PRECINCT CAPTAIN IN THE END WHAT FINALLY HAPPENED HERE? >> WHAT WE NEGOTIATED OUT, 2.2 ROUNDED DOWN TO TWO DELEGATES WE’RE SPLITTING THE DELEGATES WARREN WILL TAKE ONE, YANG WILL TAKE ONE, THAT WAS OUR DEAL >> YANG IS NOW ACTUALLY GETTING DELEGATES FROM — >> OTHER PARTIES, YES >> HE’LL END UP WITH THREE, YOU’LL END UP WITH ONE >> BUT WE’RE STILL VIABLE >> STILL VIABLE SO WE WENT FROM ONLY THREE VIABLE CANDIDATES TO FIVE VIABLE CANDIDATES ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS HERE WHEN IS WE WERE TALKING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO THE AMY KLOBUCHAR PEOPLE, BY FAR THEIR SECOND CHOICE WAS BUTTIGIEG BUT THEN THE BIDEN PEOPLE WENT OVER, CONVINCED SOME OF THEM TO GO SO THAT GAVE THEM A LITTLE WIGGLE ROOM TO MAKE THIS DEAL HERE’S THE FINAL NUMBERS BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF MOVEMENT OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST HALF HOUR BUTTIGIEG WITH 48 BIDEN 47 SANDERS 41 A REMINDER, SANDERS WON HERE OVER HILLARY CLINTON FOUR YEARS AGO WARREN 32 AND THEN YANG, I DON’T HAVE A FINAL COUNT ON THAT AGAIN, HE’S GOING TO WALK AWAY FROM THIS WITH DELEGATES, SOMETHING HE DIDN’T HAVE HALF AN HOUR AGO, CHUCK >> I TELL YOU, CHRIS JANSING, SO MUCH FUN THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A LITTLE BIT OF THAT PLAY BY PLAY SHAUNA THOMAS, I’M SORRY, YOU WANT TO GIVE UP CAUCUSES? YOU WANT TO GO HAVE PRIMARIES? HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT? YOU GO FROM THREE VIABLE CANDIDATES TO FIVE, THAT’S THE IOWA CAUCUS SYSTEM >> YEAH, WHAT ANDREA SAID, DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE IS THAT REPRESENTATIVE OF — >> DEMOCRACY IN ITS RAWEST FORM >> BUT IS IT DEMOCRACY IN ITS RAWEST FORM IF IT IS STILL NOT ACTUALLY REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT COUNTY? >> I HAD TO PUT MY HEAD IN MY HANDS AS CHRIS JANSING WAS TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT IN SOME WAYS I THINK IF YOU WERE IN ANOTHER STATE, WATCHING THE COVERAGE, YOU HEAR THAT, YOU WONDER, HOW IS IT THAT IOWA GETS SUCH AN OUTSIZED POSITION IN THIS? A COUPLE OF PEOPLE CAN GET TOGETHER AND DECIDE, OKAY, YANG AND WARREN EACH GET A DELEGATE FROM THIS COUNTY? YOU JUST QUESTION EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT NOW IT IS FUN TO WATCH AND I LIKE THE IDEA THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND THE STATE OF IOWA TAKES THIS SO SERIOUSLY AND I DON’T MEAN TO DOWNPLAY THAT BUT IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS, FROM YOUR EARLIER CONVERSATION, ABOUT IF YOU’RE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, YOU SEE THAT AND YOU’RE LIKE, SHOULD IOWA BE DOING THIS? >> TALK TO THE YANG AND WARREN PEOPLE WHO DIVIDED UP THOSE DELEGATES WHERE DID THEY AGREE ON BASIC ISSUES? WHERE DID THEY AGREE ON HEALTH CARE? ON THE THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER? HOW ARE PEOPLE MAKING THESE DECISIONS WHEN THEY’RE TRADING AND SWAPPING VOTES LIKE THAT? JUST SAYING >> WELL, YOU KNOW — A LOT OF TIMES IT’S PERSONAL BUT YOU KNOW, WE NEVER KNOW >> WELL, IT COMES BACK TO ELECTABILITY ALSO

THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR CANDIDATE IS THE ONE THAT IS ELECTABLE BUT ALSO WHAT DO YOUR NEIGHBORS THINK? SOMETIMES >> THE NEXT BEST THING FROM GETTING RESULTS FROM THE IDP IS TO GET RESULTS CAUCUS BY CAUCUS TREMAINE LEE, YOU’RE IN CEDAR FALLS, NEAR WHERE MY DAD GREW UP IN WATERLOO I’M CURIOUS, HOW DID OUR FRIENDS IN CEDAR FALLS DO TONIGHT? >> I TELL YOU WHAT, FOLKS DOWN HERE REPRESENTED YOU WELL THEY WERE ENGAGED A STUDENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA HERE IN THIS GYM, THEY’RE JUST WRAPPING UP NOW, THE SECOND ALIGNMENT WE HAVE A COUNT FINALLY SANDERS WITH 4 DELEGATES WARREN 3 BUTTIGIEG 2 THERE WERE A BUNCH OF NONVIABLE GROUPS YANG, KLOBUCHAR, BIDEN, STEYER WHAT WAS INTERESTING IS THE BIDEN FOLKS, THEY DECIDED TO GO TO BUTTIGIEG BECAUSE HE WAS A MODERATE WITH ANDREW YANG, HALF WENT TO BERNIE THIS IS AN INFORMAL POLL OF THE CAUCUSES HALF WENT TO BERNIE, HALF WENT TO BUTTIGIEG WITH KLOBUCHAR, HALF TO WARREN, HALF TO BUTTIGIEG SO TOOET GOT A BIG BUMP BUT IT WAS ALL ABOUT SANDERS KIND OF EXPECTED HE WON BLACKHAWK, POLLED WELL WITH THE YOUTH THEY SHOWED UP FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> I LOVE HOW EXCITED YOU’VE BEEN ABOUT THIS PROCESS, TREMAINE LEE I’M GOING TO GET PEOPLE INTO THESE CAUCUSES WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT >> WE LOVE IT >> TREMAINE LEE, THANK YOU LET’S GO TO CAL PERRY I THINK WE’RE GETTING — AGAIN, WE CAN DO THIS IDP, WE CAN DO CAUCUS SITE BY CAUCUS SITE >> YOU CALLED IT CHUCK, ONLY TWO VIABLE CANDIDATES IN THIS GYM IT’S THIS FIELDHOUSE SANDERS AND WARREN, 196 AND 106 THOSE ARE INDIVIDUAL MAYOR PETE, YANG, KLOBUCHAR, BIDEN NOT VIABLE YOU HAD IT RIGHT EVERYBODY FLOATS TO TWO GROUPS THEY’RE DOING THE FINAL CALCULATIONS BEHIND ME I’M JUST SCOUTING FOR LOST SOULS I KNOW WE HAVE A LOST SOUL HERE >> I’M WILL >> YOU WERE BUTTIGIEG? >> YES >> AND NOW? >> I REALIGNED WITH YANG BUT I’M NOT SURE THEY’LL BE VIABLE THE SECOND ROUN >> IS THERE AN ARGUMENT THAT WON YOU OVER OR DID YOU HAVE AN EYE ON YANG? >> I HAD AN EYE ON YANG FOR THE SECOND CHOICE TO BEGIN WITH I BEGAN WITH BUTTIGIEG WE HAD A STRONG SHOWING WE HAD 64, 65 VOTES AND THEN THEY SAID THE ALIGNMENT WAS OVER WE THOUGHT WE WEREN’T VIABLE SO PEOPLE LEFT, COLLEGE KIDS JUST WANTED TO GET OUT OF HERE AS WE WALKED PAST, THEY WERE LIKE, YOU CAN JOIN US EVEN THOUGH WE’RE NOT VIABLE WE WERE CONFUSED A COUPLE OF US JOINED YANG IN HOPES OF THEM TO BE VIABLE BUT A LOT OF US JUST LEFT I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE GOING TO BE VIABLE OR NOT WE’LL SEE >> HOW IMPORTANT IS VIABILITY AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP? BECAUSE THAT SEEMED TO BE A PART OF EVERYBODY’S SPEECH >> YEAH, THAT’S PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR MOST PEOPLE HERE AND I THINK THAT’S WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM BUTTIGIEG WERE SIMILAR TO YANG, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT THEY’RE MORE MODERATE SO A MORE MODERATE DEMOCRATIC IS MORE LIKELY TO STOP TRUMP >> I APPRECIATE IT BEFORE I GO, I WILL SAY, AGAIN, ONLY THIS PRECINCT, BUT THAT’S PRETTY TYPICAL FOR THIS AREA AND THIS GROUP OF YOUNG VOTERS, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE STORY OUT OF THIS GROUP >> NOT A SURPRISE ALL RIGHT MELISSA FRANKEL, WHO’S IN MY EAR, ONE OF THE VOICES IN MY HEAD, SHE REMINDED US AT THIS POINT IN TIME FOUR YEARS AGO 80% OF RESULTS WERE IN >> CRAZY I LOVE THE CAUCUS PROCESS AS MUCH AS YOU DO BUT THE FACT THAT WE’RE COUNTING WHAT THEY ARE SEEING WITH THEIR EYES AND THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS GIVEN ZERO TO ANYONE AT THIS POINT, IT IS INCREDIBLY REMARKABLE THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST ADVANCED THEY HAVE AN APP PEOPLE WERE SUPPOSED TO DOWNLOAD THAT THIS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO USE THERE HAVE REPORTEDLY BEEN PROBLEMS, WE’RE INVESTIGATING THAT THE ONE GENTLEMAN ON HOLD WITH THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY THE SATELLITE CAUCUSES WERE HOURS AND HOURS AGO >> WE DON’T HAVE THOSE NUMBERS, AND THOSE WERE NUMBERS WE EXPECTED THIS PARTY KNEW, THE WORLD WAS WATCHING THEY ALREADY HAD TO SCALE BACK THEY HAD GRAND PLANS OF CREATING ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR CAUCUSES, WHICH STRUCK US AS A POTENTIAL NIGHTMARE SCENARIO BUT THEY SEEMED TO SCALE THAT BACK >> AND WERE SUPPOSED TO MAKE THIS PROCESS FASTER, NOT JUST THE APPS IN THE PREVIOUS KINDS OF CAUCUSES, IN PREVIOUS YEARS, YOU COULD SHOW UP AND WHEN YOU WERE IN A VIABILITY GROUP, IF YOUR GROUP WAS VIABLE, YOU COULD STILL REALIGN AFTER THAT

NOW UNDER THESE NEW RULES, IF YOUR CANDIDATE IS VIABLE, YOU’RE LOCKED INTO THAT SO PEOPLE CAN LEAVE YOU COULD SHOW UP AND I’M CAUCUSING FOR SANDERS, SANDERS IS VIABLE, YOU CAN LEAVE THERE ISN’T AS MUCH HORSE TRADING THAT WAS THE IDEA CLEARLY THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED BECAUSE WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR RESULTS >> WE LIVE IN A TIME OF INSTITUTIONS AT THE END OF THE DAY THIS IS THE PARTY DOING THIS ITSELF IT IS GOING TO DRIVE THE CAMPAIGNS CRAZY DISTRUST? THE LEVEL OF DISTRUST IS GOING TO RISE >> TO PLAY DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, MAYBE BECAUSE OF THAT DISTRUST IS WHY THEY ARE WAITING SO LONG TO RELEASE RESULTS >> YOU MAY BE RIGHT >> THEY WANT THE RAW VOTE TOTALS AND PRECINCT TOTALS COMING OUT AT THE SAME TIME >> IS THIS THE ISSUE? THE MOST RIDICULOUS STAT IS THE RAW VOTE TOTAL IN MY VIEW, IT MEANS NOTHING >> FOR FOLKS THAT DON’T KNOW, AND YOU’RE GOING TO CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG THE RAW VOTES DON’T MATTER SO MUCH AS ALL THAT WE’VE REPORTED IN THE PAST ARE THE DELEGATES THAT ARE THEN ASSIGNED SO EACH CAUCUS SITE HAS RAW VOTERS, THEY COME INTO GROUPS THEN ONCE THEY’VE PICKED THE ORDER, DELEGATES ARE ASSIGNED WE HAVE USED THAT COUNT, CORRECT? >> RIGHT SO NO, AND THAT’S — BUT THEY WANTED TO, THE SANDERS PEOPLE AGAINST — WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016, IT WAS BASICALLY A DIE IN THE DELEGATES THE SANDERS PEOPLE TO THIS DAY BELIEVE THEY BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE TO THE CAUCUSES THAN CLINTON AND THEY WANTED CREDIT FOR THAT, THEY THOUGHT THAT WOULD GIVE THEM SOME SORT OF CACHET >> AND SOME OF THE CHANGES THE PARTY MADE TO REFLECT THOSE CONCERNS I DO THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS — I KNOW WE’RE ALL DYING TO SEE THE RESULTS BUT I DO THINK — >> IT’S NOT HOW WE PICK THE PRESIDENT BUT THIS RAW VOTE IS NOT HOW WE PICK THE PRESIDENT IT’S THE STATE VOTE EQUIVALENT A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TEXTING ME ABOUT THE CHRIS JANSING THING SAYING, MAN, THAT IS BONKERS THEY WENT FROM THREE TO FIVE? THIS GREW? IT WAS SORT OF LIKE — WHICH TO ME IS A REMINDER, RIGHT? THESE RAW TOTALS ARE POINTLESS IT ISN’T GOING TO TELL US — PARTICULARLY THE SECOND REALIGNMENT NUMBER >> TO PLAY DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, THERE ARE CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE NOT BERNIE SANDERS WHO ALSO LIKE THE IDEA, TO YOUR POINT EARLIER — AMY KLOBUCHAR, FOR EXAMPLE, MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT RAW VOTE AND SAY, LOOK, I DID REALLY WELL IN G, Y, Z PLACE WE BROUGHT PEOPLE OVER, WE MAY NOT BE VIABLE, BUT WE HAD A BETTER CASE TO MAKE IN THAT PARTICULAR PLACE I THINK THERE ARE CAMPAIGNS, BOTH THE LARGEST AND THOSE SCRAPPING FOR A DISTANT PLACE AT THIS POINT, WHO LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING THIS DATA >> I LOVE THE DATA I LOVE THE DATA TOO WE CAN WAIT FOR TOMORROW FOR THAT DATA YOU DON’T NEED THAT DATA TONIGHT THAT DATA CAN BE FOR TOMORROW IT’S SOMETIMES ABOUT THE WAY WE’VE DONE EXIT POLLS IN THE PAST I CARE ABOUT IT WHEN IT’S RIGHT >> ALSO, WHY DOES THIS MATTER? I EBB IN 2016, I WAS ON THE BERNIE PLANE, YOU WERE PROBABLY ON THE HILLARY CLINTON PLANE, HEADED FOR THE SAME TARMAC IN MANCHESTER WHEN WE GOT OFF ON THE TARMAC, I SHOT VIDEO OF BERNIE SANDERS THEY WERE CHALLENGING THE RESULTS THIS IS I THINK, TO THE POINT WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO AVOID THEY WERE ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE CAUCUS BECAUSE YES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT, IN THAT IT IS THE DELEGATE TOTALS THAT MATTER BUT IT IS ALSO THE NARRATIVE OF WHO WON HILLARY CLINTON TECHNICALLY WON THE IOWA CAUCUS, BUT NOT ON CAUCUS NIGHT >> THE TIMING, WE’RE CLOSE TO 10:30 ON THE EAST COAST THE WAY CAMPAIGNS WORK ON AN ELECTION NIGHT OR PRIMARY NIGHT, YOU WANT TO GET YOUR VICTORY SPEECH BY THE WAY, WE’LL HAVE SEVEN VICTORY SPEECHES TONIGHT AT SOME POINT >> WE HAVEN’T HAD ANY OF THEM TONIGHT, CRAZY >> WE KNOW ONE OF THEM, WHO ISN’T GOING TO WIN PROBABLY, THEY WANT TO HURRY UP AND GIVE THEIR SPEECH AND GET THE HECK TO NEW HAMPSHIRE >> EVERYONE DOES >> ELECTION NIGHT 2016, WE GAVE A VICTORY SPEECH — >> YOU WENT AHEAD AND DECLARED VICTORY >> THEN WE LEFT, EXACTLY >> A RISKY DECISION WE’LL HAVE A LOT MORE COMING UP WE ARE STILL WAITING THE FIRST ACTUAL RESULTS FROM THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT AFTER THE BREAK SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE IOWA CAUCUSES CONTINUES ONLY ON NBC

NEWS NOW >>> THE JOURNEY HAS BEGUN IT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE DEBATE STAGES ALONG THE TRAILS OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE ONWARD TO THE TOWN HALLS AND CONVENTION HALLS INTO THE SPIN ROOMS AND BALLROOMS AND AS THIS JOURNEY UNFOLDS WE’LL BE ON THE GROUND, AT THE BIG BOARD, NAVIGATING THE TWISTS AND TURNS, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY >>> WE HAVE NEARLY TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF EXAMPLES WHERE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM HAVE WORKED THE FRAMERS DESIGNED THE GOVERNMENT FOR A MOMENT LIKE THIS WE WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO JUST GIVE A PASS TO SOMEBODY WHOSE TEAM WE DECIDED TO BE ON, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO ACTUALLY THINK FOR OURSELVES THAT’S WHY WE FOUGHT THE REVOLUTION, THAT’S WHY WE STRUGGLED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN TO MAKE REAL THOSE PROMISES >>> “DATELINE” EPISODES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS LISTEN ANY TIME, ANYWHERE SUBSCRIBE NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS IT >>> WASHINGTON FEELS MORE CHAOTIC THAN EVER IT’S MY JOB TO ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, LEFT AND RIGHT, AND HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL >>> THE “MEET THE PRESS” CHUCK TODDCAST AN INSIDER’S TAKE ON POLITICS AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU’RE WATCHING “NBC NEWS NOW.” >> WE’VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS — >> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P.M EASTERN >>> WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT TONIGHT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN OTHERWISE HEARING IN THE NEWS, BUT STICK WITH ME >> FEED YOUR MIND WITH FRESH PERSPECTIVE GET YOUR FAVORITE MSNBC SHOWS NOW AS PODCASTS >>> WELCOME BACK TO NBC SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE 2020 IOWA CAUCUSES ONLY ON “NBC NEWS NOW.” BIG NEWS RIGHT NOW — HE DON’T HAVE ANY RESULTS >> NO NEWS >> NO NEWS IS THE NEWS >> BASICALLY US BURYING OUR HEAD IN THE ENTRANCE POLLS COUPLED WITH WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN REALTIME WITH THE REALIGNMENTS WE THINK WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT’S HAPPENING BUT — >> WE HAVE TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL >> EXACTLY WE HAD SET UP THIS INTERVIEW FOR 10:30 BECAUSE WE HAD WE’D HAVE 85% OF RETURNS IN MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER IS JOINING US FROM BLOOMBERG HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK CITY I WON’T LET YOU MAKE A JOKE ABOUT WHETHER A BLOOMBERG TERMINAL MIGHT HAVE THE RESULTS FOR US ON THE IOWA CAUCUSES BUT LOOK, YOU HAVE LOOKED AT THIS ENTRANCE POLL, WHAT HAVE YOU TAKEN AWAY FROM THE FACT THAT PETE BUTTIGIEG IN PARTICULAR IS DOING PRETTY WELL TONIGHT, THAT HE’S SORT OF THE CANDIDATE THAT HAS DECENT SUPPORT ACROSS DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS, ACROSS AGE GROUPS? HE’S NOT PIGEONHOLED IN ANY ONE CATEGORY? IS HE SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT COMING INTO SUPER TUESDAY? >> WELL, CHUCK, LET ME GET TO THAT FIRST OF ALL, OBVIOUSLY, A BLOOMBERG TERMINAL WOULD HAVE DELIVERED YOUR RESULTS BY TONIGHT SECOND OF ALL, CALL ME OLD-FASHIONED, BUT I DON’T THINK A PRIMARY SHOULD BE A BOARD GAME I’VE HAD BETTER LUCK HAVING MY NEPHEW EXPLAIN “MINECRAFT” TO ME THAN WHAT’S GOING ON IN IOWA TONIGHT I THOUGHT ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE WAS IN OUR CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, AND IT’S TOUGH TO SEE HOW THAT’S PLAYING OUT TONIGHT YEAH IT’S AN IMPORTANT QUESTION ABOUT MAYOR PETE HIS DOING WELL IS NO SURPRISE TO ME MATT PAUL, I THINK YOU HAD HIM ON TV THIS MORNING, HE TOLD ME MONTHS AGO HE THOUGHT MAYOR PETE WOULD DO WELL, BECAUSE THIS IS AN ENORMOUSLY RETAIL STATE THERE WAS A POLL, THEY ASKED CAUCUS GOERS HOW MANY HAD MET MAYOR PETE, A THIRD HAD PERSONALLY MET HIM MANY OF THEM MET HIM TWO OR THREE TIMES HE’S BEEN ON THE GROUND MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE, HE’S GOT MORE OFFICES, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THAN ANYONE ELSE IT’S A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT VERY DIFFICULT TO RUN THAT KIND OF CAMPAIGN AFTER YOU GET OUT OF IOWA, THOUGH >> LET ME ASK YOU THIS

YOU SEE THE POWER OF BERNIE SANDERS AMONG YOUNG VOTERS YOU SEE THE WEAKNESS, FRANKLY, AMONG SOMEBODY LIKE JOE BIDEN WHO FRANKLY CUTS A SIMILAR PROFILE AS MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HOW DO YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION OF HOW YOU’RE GOING TO APPEAL TO YOUNG VOTERS WITH WHAT YOU’RE PREACHING? BECAUSE AS WE SEE, YOUNG VOTERS IN PARTICULAR, THEY’RE NOT HANKERING FOR A BILLIONAIRE >> WELL, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE HANKERING SOME SCORING SPECIFICALLY LOOKED AT YOUNG VOTERS A BIG ISSUE IS REMOVING THIS PRESIDENT WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A CASE THAT WE’RE BEST ABLE TO DO THAT BUT REALLY CLOSE BEHIND IS ISSUES OF THE ENVIRONMENT MIKE BLOOMBERG IN MY MIND IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE LEADING AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALIST, ONE OF THE LEADING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS HE’S PERSONALLY LED A CAMPAIGN THAT CLOSED HALF THE COAL PLANTS IN THE COUNTRY HE’S THE REASON THE U.S. HAS BEEN LEADING THE WORLD IN REDUCTION OF CARBON LEADING AT THE SAME PACE WITH THE HELP OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHEN THEY WERE IN OFFICE I THINK THE ISSUES YOUNG PEOPLE CARE ABOUT MIKE BLOOMBERG CARES ABOUT THE ISSUE OF GUNS, COMMONSENSE GUN REGULATION THERE’S NO QUESTION IF YOU COMPARE MIKE BLOOMBERG’S RECORD TO BERNIE SANDERS, IT’S A BETTER RECORD, HE’S LEADING ON THE ISSUE IN AMERICA, AND HAS BEEN FOR A DECADE >> IT’S KASIE HUNT HERE I’M HOPING, WE DON’T HAVE THE RESULTS IN YET, BUT WE’RE SEEING BERNIE SANDERS SEEM TO ELEVATE OR BREAK AWAY A LITTLE BIT FROM ELIZABETH WARREN IN EARLY POLLING I STRUGGLE, IF BERNIE SANDERS DOES KIND OF TAKE A CLEAR SHOT AT THIS PROGRESSIVE WING AND ROLL INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH SERIOUS STRENGTH, WHERE THE POLLING SHOWS HE WON BIG THERE LAST TIME, HOW IS IT THAT YOU DON’T END UP IN A KNOCKDOWN, DRAG-OUT WAR THAT SIMPLY TERSE THE PARTY APART? WE ALMOST SAW IT IN 2016 THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WHAT BERNIE SANDERS IS SAYING TO HIS SUPPORTERS AND A BILLIONAIRE COMING IN AND BLANKETING THE AIRWAVES WITH HIS OWN MONEY COULDN’T BE MORE STARK HOW DOES THIS NOT JUST ULTIMATELY HANDING DONALD TRUMP RE-ELECTION? >> WELL, LISTEN, I THINK YOU MAKE TWO POINTS THERE LET’S PULL THEM APART I THINK YOUR FIRST POINT IS, HEY, IF BERNIE COMES STRONG OUT OF IOWA, PERHAPS COMES STRONG OUT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, IS HE ULTIMATELY THE NOMINEE? THAT’S WHAT WE’VE SEEN SINCE 1976, IF YOU CAN WIN THOSE STATES, THERE REALLY ISN’T A CASE WHERE YOU DIDN’T ULTIMATELY BECOME A NOMINEE, SUPER TUESDAY WASN’T REALLY A MOP-UP EXERCISE THAT’S A GOOD POINT AND IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS MIKE BLOOMBERG IS BUILDING A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IN SUPER TUESDAY STATES WITH THE STRENGTH HE IS I THINK YOUR SECOND THING IS DOES THAT MEAN MIKE BLOOMBERG AND JOE BIDEN ARE GOING HEAD TO HEAD THROUGH SUPER TUESDAY AND THE END OF MARCH? WHAT CHUCK SAID THIS MORNING AND I AGREE WITH HIM, I THINK THERE ARE PROBABLY TWO TICKETS COMING OUT OF IOWA WE’LL SEE WHO HAS THAT BUT I THINK WHAT YOU’RE SETTING UP MIGHT BE A FALSE CHOICE AND NOT WHAT YOU SEE BY THE TIME WE GET INTO MARCH >> KEVIN CHEEKY, YOU CAN SIT BACK AND WATCH AS WELL I SWEAR WE’RE GOING TO HAVE RESULTS TONIGHT, I PROMISE >> I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW THE BOARD GAMES PLAYS OUT >> CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR BLOOMBERG’S CAMPAIGN WATCHING WITH THE REST OF US I AM SURPRISED AT THE IDPs FOR THIS RACE OF ALL THE STATE PARTIES THEY’RE THE MOST PROFESSIONALIZED IN SO MANY WAYS THEY ARE A FULL-TIME OPERATION EVEN IN THE OFF YEARS NOT SAYING ALL THE OTHER PARTIES AREN’T FULL-TIME OPERATIONS TOO BUT THEY KIND OF KNOW IT THEY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY FROM OTHER PEOPLE THAT WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, THERE’S REALLY NO EXCUSE >> THEY KNEW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO GET THIS RIGHT, THE STAKES VR I HIGH I FEEL FOR THE CAUCUS GOERS DURING THIS WEEK THEY WERE VERY, VERY FOCUSED ON WANTING THE STATE TO GET IT RIGHT THEY KNOW THAT THE FIRST IN THE NATION STATUS IS DEFINITELY UNDER SCRUTINY THEY REALLY ARE VERY PROUD OF THEIR PROCESS >> THEY WANT US TO COME BACK I MEAN, THEY’RE ALL LIKE, PLEASE COME BACK THANK YOU FOR COMING >> AND THEY TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY AND I THINK THAT HAD A LOT OF THE PARALYSIS WITH PEOPLE DECIDING AT THE VERY — YOU KNOW, WE SAW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN UNDECIDED TO THEIR CAUCUS TONIGHT JUMP AND THESE ARE NOT INEXPERIENCED CAUCUS GOERS THE PERCENTAGE OF FIRST-TIME CAUCUS GOERS IS ACTUALLY DOWN THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDECIDED WENT UP WE HAVE AN EXPERIENCED ELECTORATE THAT WAS ALSO UNDECIDED I THINK IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THEY WERE WORRIED IF WE PICK THE WRONG PERSON AND IT DOESN’T END UP BEING THE NOMINEE, THAT’S IT, THAT’S THE BALL GAME THEY WERE TAKING THAT VERY SERIOUSLY VOTER AFTER VOTER WOULD SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THE BURDEN ON THE PARTY IS REALLY TOUGH >> THE REALITY TOO IS THAT WE CAN DEBATE WHETHER IOWA SHOULD

REMAIN FIRST IN THE NATION, BUT THE REALITY IS IT STILL IS A KICKOFF TO A PROCESS THAT IS A PERSON TO PERSON, THAT A PERSON WITHOUT A LOT OF MONEY MAYBE CAN ACTUALLY POTENTIALLY SUCCEED IN, AS OPPOSED TO THE BLOOMBERG STRATEGY, COME IN WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WIN CALIFORNIA, RIGHT? THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE THAT, IF THEY DO SCREW THIS UP AND WE END UP CHANGING THE PROCESS, PERHAPS SOMETHING GETS LOST >> LIKE YOU SAID, IT’S A PERSONAL PROCESS IT’S, YOU KNOW — IT’S REALLY KIND OF LIKE YOU GO INTO THIS CAUCUS SITE AND YOU SEE YOUR NEIGHBORS YOU SEE YOUR FRIENDS AND YOU’RE ALL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS THE OTHER PERSON GOING TO DO? YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH A DECISION THAT YOU MAKE AND YOU’RE RIGHT, CAUCUS GOERS IN IOWA WERE TAKING THIS INCREDIBLY SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP THAT IS A PART OF IT AS WELL AS WE KNOW IN THE LAST COUPLE OF CYCLES, WHOEVER WINS IOWA GETS THAT MOMENTUM THEY GET THAT BUMP AND OF COURSE THEY ARE USUALLY THE NOMINEE SO THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT >> RIGHT NOW NOT ONLY IS THE DATA THAT WE DO HAVE A COMPLETE MUDDLE, WE’RE AT A POINT WHERE THIS TIME, LAST TIME WE HAD 80% PLUS OF THE RESULTS IN TO BE CLEAR, AT THIS MOMENT WE STILL HAVE NOTHING IN TERMS OF THIS OFFICIAL RESULT THEY ARE STILL COUNTING OVER IN IOWA CITY, WHICH IS WHERE WE FIND NBC NEWS CAL PERRY CAL, WE’RE STILL LOOKING TO YOU FOR SOME OFFICIAL NUMBERS HERE, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT? >> I KNOW, I CAN GIVE YOU OFFICIAL NUMBERS — WHILE I DO THAT, WE’RE COUNTING INDIVIDUAL SLIPS HERE YOU’LL SEE THEM ON THE GROUND THEY’RE PUTTING THEM INTO INDIVIDUAL PILES THE PRECINCTS HERE, THEY’RE STARTING TO TABULATE THEM SHE’S RIGHT THERE, SHE’S DOING IT RIGHT NOW SHE’S GOING TO GIVE A FINAL NUMBER THEN THESE RESULTS WILL OF COURSE GO TO THE HEADQUARTERS THIS PRECINCT IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE BUT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW COMPLICATED — YES? >> CAN I JUST ASK YOU A QUESTION? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE WHETHER THESE FOLKS THAT ARE CHARGED WITH TABULATING THE RESULTS, ARE THEY USING THE APPS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO USE? HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO GET THE PARTY ON THE PHONE? HAVE THEY GOTTEN ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON? >> I DON’T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS PRECINCT I CAN TELL YOU IN PRECINCT 4, DOWN THE HALL, THEY HAVE THEY HAVE REPORTED THEY DID COMMUNICATE WITH THE PARTY THOSE NUMBERS ARE DRAWN THESE NUMBERS ARE STILL HERE I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO ASK THE PRECINCT CHAIR, BUT THE NUMBERS ARE BEING TABULATED RIGHT NOW I’LL KIND OUT FOR YOU, BUT IT’S A VERY COMPLICATED PROCESS, GETTING THE NUMBERS RIGHT >> AND ANYTHING THAT HAS SURPRISED YOU SO FAR? YOU WERE STARTING TO TELL US IT’S A COLLEGE TOWN, PRESUMABLY, I THINK YOU SHOWED US A BIG CHEERING SECTION FOR BERNIE SANDERS EARLIER >> YES THAT WAS NOT A SURPRISE CERTAINLY THE JOE BIDEN WAS NOT A SURPRISE THE THING THAT SURPRISED ME WAS JUST THAT PEOPLE WERE BUMPING INTO — I HEARD YOU TALKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE BUMPING INTO PEOPLE THEY KNEW — HERE WE GO >> 3.04 DELEGATES WHICH IS ROUNDED DOWN TO 3 >> ELIZABETH WARREN WILL HAVE 3 OUT OF THIS PRECINCT THE NEXT NUMBER IS GOING TO BE A BERNIE SANDERS NUMBER MY EXPECTATION IS THAT BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN WILL BE THE ONLY TWO VIABLE CANDIDATES OUT OF HERE BUT IF YOU WANT TO HANG, GIVE US A MINUTE, WE’LL GET YOU THE BERNIE SANDERS NUMBER HERE WE GO >> WE’VE GOT NOTHING BUT TIME, APPARENTLY, CAL >> VERY GOOD ALSO, THERE’S NBC NEWS RIGHT THERE GETTING THE RESULTS AS THEY HAPPEN, PULLING THE CURTAIN BACK AS TO HOW WE DO THIS OKAY, SANDERS — 213 PEOPLE, WARREN HAD 130 THAT WAS ON THE SECOND ONE OKAY ARE THOSE THE TWO ONLY VIABLE CANDIDATES? FROM THIS PRECINCT, THOSE WERE THE ONLY TWO VIABLE CANDIDATES, ELIZABETH WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS BERNIE SANDERS DID BETTER BY ABOUT 83 THERE YOU GO THERE ARE THE RESULTS FROM THIS GYM AGAIN, REMINDER, NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE, ONLY OF THIS FIELDHOUSE, KASIE >> 3.04 YOU HAD 3, YOU STILL HAVE 3 >> THOSE FIRST NUMBERS I GAVE YOU WERE THE RAW NUMBERS NOW WE ARE TAKING THOSE RAW NUMBERS AGAIN, 213 FOR BERNIE, 130 FOR ELIZABETH WARREN THAT TRANSLATES FOR ELIZABETH WARREN INTO 3.04 DELEGATES, ROUNDS DOWN TO 3 AND WE’RE STILL WORKING ON THE DELEGATE NUMBER FOR — >> THESE ARE RAW VOTE TOTALS VERSUS DELEGATE VOELGTSS >> CORRECT >> THAT DELEGATE TALLY, OF COURSE, WAS IMPORTANT THERE CAL, YOU SAID, HEY, THIS IS NBC NEWS HERE FIGURING OUT THE TALLIES CAN YOU EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEANT BY THAT? YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR TEAM? OR THIS GENTLEMAN HERE?

>> I’M TALKING ABOUT THE PRODUCER HERE, HE’S WITH NBC NEWS, HE WAS TAKING IT DOWN FOR US HE’S TAKING THEM, TAKING IT DOWN FOR NBC NEWS, SO I CAN REPORT IT HE HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT WHICH IS HIS JOB, IT’S TO BE AGGRESSIVE, GET IN THERE, AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S DONE HANG ON WE’VE GOT SOME MATH COMING OUT HERE LISTEN, JUST TO FINISH THE THOUGHT, IT’S FASCINATING TO SEE PEOPLE BUMP INTO THEIR FRIENDS YOU TALK ABOUT PEER PRESSURE THERE’S ACTUAL PEER PRESSURE HANG ON >> WE’RE INTERESTED IN THE FORMULA >> WE’RE GOING TO GET A FORMULA EXPLANATION OH BOY >> ISN’T THAT YOUR SPECIALTY? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MATH >> THERE WERE TWO ALIGNMENTS THERE WAS THAT FIRST ALIGNMENT WHERE YOU FOUND OUT VIABILITY NOW WE’RE GETTING THE RESULTS FROM THE SECOND ALIGNMENT OKAY, SO YEAH WE’RE WAITING FOR THE FINAL DELEGATE COUNT ANYWAY, I’LL FINISH THAT THOUGHT MY THOUGHT WAS THAT THERE’S ACTUAL PEER PRESSURE HERE A LOT OF THE YANG PEOPLE WERE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO THE DORMS, THEY WERE RUNNING INTO FRIENDS WHO WERE THEN BECKONING THEM INTO THEIR CREW I THOUGHT IT WAS FASCINATING, IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE IN OTHER PARTS OF IOWA, NECESSARILY >> YEAH, I KNOW, FOR SURE I HAVE TO SAY, FLASHBACKS TO MIDDLE SCHOOL I LOVE THE CAUCUSES I’M NOT SURE I COULD EVER HANDLE VOTING IN PUBLIC CAL PERRY, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE’RE HAVING A GREAT TIME WATCHING YOU SO THANK YOU I THINK WE HAVE WITH US MIKE AT BIDEN HQ MIKE, BRING US BEHIND THE SCENES THERE WE’RE AT A POINT IN THE NIGHT WE CERTAINLY DID NOT EXPECT THE NUMBERS THAT WE DO HAVE AVAILABLE TO US FROM ENTRANCE NUMBERS SEEM TO SUGGEST BIDEN’S HAVING A BIT OF A DIFFICULT TIME WE OBVIOUSLY CAN’T SAY FOR SURE BECAUSE WE HAVE NO REAL DATA SO WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING OVER THERE? >> WELL, I’VE SEEN OR TEXTED WITH BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER A NUMBER OF TIMES TONIGHT AND EACH TIME I SEE HIM I ASK HIM WHAT’S THE LATEST? HE SAYS, WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING THAT’S REALLY ALL WE CAN SAY I GET THE FEELING THAT WE’RE IN A SIMILAR POSITION TO THE ONE WE WERE IN SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN WE WERE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF THAT “DES MOINES REGISTER” POLL AND IT NEVER SHOWED UP PERHAPS THIS NEW APP THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE WAY IN WHICH THE RESULTS ARE BEING REPORTED IS NOT WORKING CORRECTLY AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THE RESULTS TALLY A DIFFERENT WAY BUT BASED ON THE EXIT POLL — OR THE ENTRANCE POLLS, I SHOULD SAY, THERE WERE POSITIVE NUMBERS FOR BIDEN, THERE WERE LESS-POSITIVE ONES WARREN, THERE WAS ALL THIS TALK ABOUT AN OUTPOURING OF NEW CAUCUS, FIRST-TIME CAUCUS ATTENDEES THE FACT THAT THE YOUTH VOTE MAY BE A RECORD TURNOUT HERE THE ENTRANCE POLL SHOWS THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF CAUCUS GOERS WHO WERE OVER THE AGE OF 55 WENT UP FROM 2016 THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE A GOOD SIGN FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, ALTHOUGH PETE BUTTIGIEG WAS COMPETITIVE IN THAT NUMBER THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF CAMERAS AT PRECINCT SITES, A LOT OF THEM IN BIGGER, MORE POPULATED AREAS WHERE THE BIDEN TEAM WAS LESS CONFIDENT AND WE’RE SEEING IN A LOT OF THEM THAT BIDEN IS NOT VIABLE THAT’S A BIG CONCERN BECAUSE THE BIDEN CALL PAIN HAD BEEN SAYING AS RECENTLY AS LATE NOVEMBER THAT THEY EXPECTED TO BE VIABLE ALL OVER THE STATE BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER SAID IN A PODCAST INTERVIEW RECENTLY THEY WOULD BE VIABLE AT 90% OF ALL PRECINCT SITES IF HE’S NOT VIABLE IN A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF SITES, THAT’S A REALLY OMINOUS SIGN FOR WHAT THE ONE-TIME FRONT-RUNNER >> FOR SURE, MIKE AND CAN YOU SORT OF — ONE THING THAT I THINK HAS BEEN A LITTLE UNDERCOVERED HERE IS BIDEN’S FINANCES IF THIS IS ULTIMATELY THE NARRATIVE THAT COMES OUT OF THE NIGHT FOR HIM, VIABILITY CHALLENGES IN PLACES WHERE THEY EXPECTED TO BE STRONG, POSSIBLY A LOSS TO PETE BUTTIGIEG, WE DON’T KNOW YET BUT IT’S CERTAINLY SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT AS A POSSIBILITY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR HIM IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE ON FINANCIALLY? >> WELL WHAT WE SAW IN THE MOST RECENT S.E.C. DATA THAT WAS RELEASED IN THE LAST WEEK IS THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, YES, IT SITS BETTER IN THE FOURTH QUARTER IN TERMS OF FUND-RAISING, BUT SPENDING JUST AS QUICKLY AS IT WAS RECEIVING CASH WE KNOW HE’S STRUGGLED TO HAVE THE SAME KIND OF GRASSROOTS SMALL-DOLLAR DONATIONS AS SOME OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGNS BUT IF WENT TALK ABOUT THE JOANIE ERNEST FACTOR, HOW MUCH ARE THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS WEIGHING ON THE MINDSET OF CAUCUS GOERS? THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SAID THEY HAD SOME OF THE BIGGEST FUND-RAISING AS HIS NAME WAS BEING REPEATED OFTEN THE MIKE BLOOMBERG FACTOR, THE FACT THAT HE’S WAITING IN THE WINGS, WAITING ON SUPER TUESDAY, WAITING TO STEP IN, NOT SEEN AS STRONG A CANDIDATE AS HE ENTERED IN, THE FUND-RAISING COULD SHRINK FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND THAT’S A BIG CONCERN, THE FUND-RAISING MORE THAN THE RESULTS HERE >> YEAH, I WONDER

THAT’S WHY I CONTINUE TO WONDER WHETHER THIS BLOOMBERG THING, WHETHER IN FACT IT PERHAPS WORKS AGAINST THAT GOAL MIKE, THANK YOU WE’LL BE BACK THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WE HAVE MUCH MORE COMING UP WE ARE STILL AWAITING OUR FIRST RESULTS FROM THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY WE HAVE NOTHING SO FAR NBC’S SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE IOWA CAUCUSES CONTINUES AFTER THIS ONLY ON NBC NEWS NOW >>> WELCOME BACK WE HAVE JUST GOT A STATEMENT FROM THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ABOUT THE DELAY IN TONIGHT’S RESULTS AND IT’S NOT JUST QUALITY CONTROL GOBBLEDYGOOK THEY HAVE SOME ACTUAL INFORMATION IN THIS ONE THE INTEGRITY OF THE RESULTS IS PARAMOUNT, THE RELEASE BEGINS WE’VE EXPERIENCED A DELAY DUE TO QUALITY CHECKS AND THE FACT THAT THE IOWA DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS REPORTING OUT THREE DATA SETS FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW THAT IS AROUND 25% OF PRECINCTS HAVE REPORTED EARLY DATA INDICATES TURNOUT IS ON PACE FOR 2016 ON PACE FOR 2016, CARRIE DAN, MEANS KIND OF A DISAPPOINTING TURNOUT IF YOU’RE THE DEMOCRATS LESS THAN 200,000 I BELIEVE IN 2016, 171,000 THAT’S NOT GREAT THERE WAS SOME ENTHUSIASM IT’S BEEN A WEIRD COUPLE OF WEEKS THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL THERE WAS A WEIRD VIBE OUT HERE THIS TURNOUT SORT OF MATCHES THE VIBE >> IT DID NOT FEEL — WE GOT ON THE GROUND HERE THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE CAUCUSES, IT WAS A VERY STRANGE VIBE NOT HAVING TWO OF THE BIGGEST MAJOR CANDIDATES IN THE STATE AT ALL

>> RIGHT >> SOME OF THE CANDIDATES FEELING VERY, VERY FAR FLUNG, SMALLER STOPS ALONG THE WAY I THINK THE IMPEACHMENT DRAMA HAS HAD A FATIGUE, NOT JUST IN WASHINGTON, BUT AROUND THE COUNTRY >> LIKE A WET BLANKET GOT DROPPED ON THE CAUCUSES >> AND THERE WERE — I MEAN, THERE WEREN’T THAT MANY EVENTS IN COMPARISON NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES IT DIDN’T SET IN UNTIL FRIDAY OR SATURDAY THAT THIS WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY AROUND THE REPORTING OF THE RESULTS I CAN SEE WHY TURNOUT MIGHT BE DAMPENED BECAUSE OF THAT >> IT’S IMPORTANT TO PUT 2000 IN PERSPECTIVE THAT NOMINATING CONTEST WAS THE BIGGEST STORY >> EVER >> FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR AND GEORGE W. BUSH AND HIS WHITE HOUSE WERE AFTERTHOUGHTS AT THAT POINT AND, YOU KNOW, THE STORIES THAT THIS TRUMP WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO PUT OUT, IT’S HARD TO COMPETE >> YOU REPRESENT A GRASSROOTS PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION IT DOESN’T LIKE CAUCUSES >> YEAH YEAH >> HOW MUCH, YOU KNOW — HOW MUCH IS MOVEON GOING TO BE OUT THERE DEPENDING ON CAUCUSES? >> THERE’S SO MUCH TO THIS EARLIER WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE CAUCUS AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN? LOOK, THE CAUCUS IS A HIGH BAR IT’S A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT THING TO DO AND TO ASK OF PEOPLE TO DO SO YOU HAVE THAT AND THE NUMBERS COMING OUT REALLY, REALLY SLOWLY, CLEARLY THERE’S SOME ISSUES AS WE SAW YOU HAVE THE FACT THAT 80 IS 90% WHITE, IOWA IT’S NOT REPRESENTATIVE SO ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO MAKE IT PROBLEMATIC TO HAVE CAUCUSES MOVING FORWARD >> THE WARREN CAMPAIGN ALI VITALI IS OUR CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE AT THE WARREN CAMPAIGN HOW ANTSY? WE’VE GOT ANTSY REPORTERS THERE >> I’M PRETTY ANTSY IF I LOOKED AT ALL OF MY RECENT TEXTS, SOURCES AND OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN POLITICS, ALL OF US ASKING EACH OTHER, WHAT IS GOING ON? TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S BEHIND THIS DELAY THE WARREN CAMPAIGN STILL SORT OF QUIETLY LYING IN WAIT, WAITING TO SEE WHAT THESE RESULTS ARE NOT ENTIRELY SURPRISING FROM THEM THEY’RE AN EVEN-KEELED GROUP OF FOLKS KIND WHAT WAS WE’VE COME TO EXPECT BUT OF COURSE THEY WERE DOWNPLAYING EXPECTATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS NIGHT, SURROGATES TELLING ME IOWA IS NOT NEED TO WIN FOR HER IF SHE DOES, GREAT IF NOT, THEY’RE MOVING DOWN THE MAP BUT I WILL SAY IT DOES STRIKE ME, THE FACT THAT OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WHAT A MUDDLED MESS THE POLLS HAVE THIS STATE LOOKING LIKE NO CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER, VOTERS DECIDING AT THE LAST MINUTE IT’S NO SURPRISE WE’RE AT A POINT LIKE THIS WHERE CONFUSION IS REIGNING AS THE NIGHT GOES DOWN 2016, WE HAD RESULTS A LITTLE BIT AT THIS POINT SO MUCH SO, SOME DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE AT THIS POINT TONIGHT, PEOPLE LYING IN WAIT RIGHT NOW >> ALI VITALI AT WARREN HEADQUARTERS, THANK YOU SANDERS HEADQUARTERS SHAQUILLE BREWSTER IS THERE SHAQ, IF THERE’S ANY GROUP OF SUPPORTERS, MY GUESS, WHO ARE SKEPTICAL OF WHAT THEY’RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW, IT MIGHT BE TEAM SANDERS HOW ARE THEY HANDLING THIS DELAY? >> I’LL TELL YOU, THE CAMPAIGN IS VERY FRUSTRATED, WAITING FOR THIS DATA SENATOR SANDERS, HE IS BACK AT THE HOTEL WATCHING RESULTS, WAITING FOR THESE THINGS TO COME IN THERE’S NOT MUCH FOR HIS TEAM TO BRIEF HIM ON HERE AT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS, THE ROOM IS FULL PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES, VERY ANXIOUSLY I’LL TELL YOU THE DRINKS ARE STILL HERE, THE ROOM IS GETTING FULL IT’S STILL A QUESTION OF WHAT’S HAPPENED HERE IT’S JUST A WAITING GAME FOR THESE FOLKS >> IS THERE A SENSE OF EXCITEMENT, A SENSE OF FRUSTRATION? THE MORE PEOPLE ARE DRINKING, IS IT GOING TO GET A LITTLE LOUDER? WHAT SHOULD WE BE BRACING OURSELVES FOR? >> IT’S SURPRISINGLY CALM RIGHT NOW YOU MENTIONED THE FACT OF SKEPTICISM THAT MANY SANDERS SUPPORTERS HAVE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY I HAVEN’T HEARD MUCH OF THAT BEYOND THE TWITTERVERSE, YOU DON’T HEAR THAT RIGHT NOW IT’S JUST PEOPLE LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES CLOSELY, WAITING FOR RESULTS TO COME IN OF COURSE YOU TALK TO THE CAMPAIGN, THEY ARE INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED THEY STILL SAY THEY’RE OPTIMISTIC BUT THERE’S LESS FOR THEM TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT, WAITING FOR DATA TO COME IN RIGHT NOW IT’S A IT WAING GAME RIGHT NOW, SOMETHING THAT IS THROWING A LOT OF US OFF AT THIS POINT >> THAT’S FOR SURE SHAQ BREWSTER FOR US WITH THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN, STILL GOT

CORINNE, MARK, KASIE WE DO HAVE ONE SET OF RESULTS, THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS >> RIGHT THAT’S DONE >> IT’S OKAY IF THEY PUT OUT A RELEASE NOTING THEY HAD A HIGHER TURNOUT FOR THEIR CAUCUSES THAN BARACK OBAMA GOT IN 2012 I THOUGHT, WOW HOW ARE THEY GOING TO COME UP WITH A METRIC TO SHOW SOMETHING — OKAY, THAT’S A METRIC >> YEAH >> IT MAY BE MEANINGFUL TO, I DON’T KNOW WHO, THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE TWEET AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE IOWA REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DELIVERING THEIR RESULTS THEY ONLY HAD TO DEAL WITH THREE CANDIDATES >> RIGHT AND THE PROCESS IS, TO BE FAIR, A LITTLE DIFFERENT >> VERY DIFFERENT >> IT’S A LITTLE MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD BUT STILL, THESE ARE ALL THE NOTES WE’VE GOTTEN FROM THE ENTRANCE POLLS THROUGH THE NIGHT THIS IS ALL WE HAVE, WHAT TIME IS IT ON THE EAST COAST? >> ALMOST 11:00 >> I’M HESITANT TO DIVE INTO THIS THING MARK MURRAY, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS JUST A FIRST PASS AT WHAT THESE FOLKS SAW AS WE SAW WITH — IT COULD CHANGE SO DRAMATICALLY YOU’RE LOOKING HERE, ON THE RAW TOTALS, WHAT YOU SEE IS A STRONG PETE BUTTIGIEG BUT IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE WITH REALIGNMENTS THAT WHAT LOOKS GOOD HERE MAY NOT TURN OUT ON THE DELEGATE LIST >> IT ALL COMES DOWN TO MATH ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE’RE WAITING ON THE DATA IS BECAUSE THE MATH IS SO IMPORTANT HERE SO A COUPLE OF THINGS COULD BE AT PLAY WE SEE A LOT OF STABLE NUMBERS FOR ALL FOUR, FIVE MAJOR CANDIDATES BUT IF BERNIE SANDERS IN COLLEGE PLACES IS RUNNING 4-1 MARGINS, ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT MATH MATTERS AT THE SAME TIME, IF YOU’RE MR EVEN STEVEN PETE BUTTIGIEG, AND THE QUESTION IS IN ALL THE DIFFERENT RURAL, URBAN, WHAT THE MATH IS, WE DON’T KNOW UNTIL THE PARTY TELLS US LET ME DEFEND THE PARTY FOR A SECOND >> SOMEBODY HAS TO >> I’M WITH YOU >> GO AHEAD >> THE MATH IS COMPLICATED >> YEAH >> TWO, THE PARTIES, BOTH PARTIES, HAD SCREWED-UP RESULTS IN THE PAST >> THAT IS TRUE >> REPUBLICANS 2012 >> THERE’S NO DOUBT >> THAT WAS A DISASTER >> HE WON IOWA, NO, HE LOST IOWA >> DIDN’T MATTER, THEY MOVE ON >> THIS IS A HUGE FIELD THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD, IT STARTED BIG, STILL IS BIG, WE’RE SORTING IT OUT >> IF THEY SCREW IT UP BY THAT MUCH — >> RIGHT BASICALLY, IT’S WHATEVER CHANCE I HAD TO TALK YOU INTO CAUCUSES, THIS KILLED IT >> ABSOLUTELY >> THE IDP’S FAILURE TO REPORT RESULTS WHATEVER CHANCE I HAD OF RECRUITING YOU TO THE PRO-CAUCUS SIDE OF DEMOCRACY >> I ACTUALLY WOULD SAY, THIS ISN’T THE THING THAT I HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH I THINK OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN TO SOME OF MY ISSUES WITH IOWA NOT BEING THE MOST REPRESENTATIVE STATE OF THE UNION >> I KNOW >> I WILL SAY ONE FORMER IDP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FROM A COUPLE OF CYCLES AGO DID WRITE TO ME JUST BEFORE THE RESULTS WHEN THEY COME IN, STOP FUELING THIS AGENDA THAT YOU THINK, THERE IS NO DELAY, THERE IS A PROCESS HAPPENING, LET IT HAPPEN AND TELL US WHAT HAPPENED SO I WILL SAY THAT’S A BLAST FROM THE PAST FRIEND OF OURS WHO KNOWS IOWANS VERY, VERY WELL >> RIGHT >> AND I THINK, YOU KNOW WHAT, WE’RE SEEING THIS PROCESS PLAY OUT AND THERE ARE THINGS THAT CHANGE I THINK ONE THING TO NOTICE, PART OF THE CHANGES THAT WE ARE SEEING AMONGST THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IN GENERAL WHEN IT COMES TO HOW THE PRIMARY AND CAUCUS WILL PLAY OUT OVER THE MONTHS IS BECAUSE OF THE BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN — OR BECAUSE OF BERNIE SANDERS AND SO YOU KNOW WHAT? WE’RE ALL GOING TO SIT AND WAIT

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CAN BIDEN HOLD OFF SANDERS’ SURGE IN THE POLLS? COULD WARREN OR BUTTIGIEG SCORE A SURPRISE UPSET? >>> ALSO, THE FATAL SHOOTING ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS IN A FRESHMAN DORM >> THE SCHOOL PLACED ON LOCKDOWN THE MYSTERY TONIGHT WHAT WAS THE MOTIVE >>> RUSH LIMBAUGH REVEALING A SERIOUS HEALTH BATTLE >>> THE DRAMATIC MOMENT IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN RAPE TRIAL THE ACCUSER SOBBING ON THE STAND UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION AND WHAT THE JUDGE DID NEXT >>> THE MIDAIR SCARE THE PASSENGER PLANE BLOWING A TIRE AN ENGINE FAILING A FIGHTER JET SCRAMBLED TO ESCORT IT WHAT THE PILOTS WERE FORCED TO DO BEFORE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING >>> THE FAST FOOD WARS THE NEXT BIG NAME ON THE BOOMING MEATLESS CRAZE >> Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT >> GOOD EVENING HERE WE GO TONIGHT THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD OF HOPEFUL PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGERS FACING THEIR FIRST TEST BY THE VOTERS THEMSELVES AS THE IOWA CAUCUSES GET UNDERWAY FIRST STOP ON THE LONG ROAD TO THE NOMINATION TODAY A FRENZY OF LAST-MINUTE APPEALS BY THE CONTENDERS IOWA’S MAKE OR BREAK REPUTATION THE CAMPAIGNS DESPERATE TO FIND A BREATH OF NEW LIFE AND THE MOMENTUM THAT WILL PROPEL THEM TO THE NEXT CONTEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE PETER ALEXANDER IS IN DES MOINES >> Reporter: AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF CAMPAIGNING, VOTERS HERE IN IOWA FINALLY GET THEIR SAY JOE BIDEN TODAY MAKING ONE LAST APPEAL PETE BUTTIGIEG RALLYING HIS CORE SUPPORTERS SOME OF THEIR COMPETITORS TONIGHT SHUTTLING BACK FROM THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN WASHINGTON FOR DEMOCRATS, NO CLEAR FAVORITE, BUT ONE PRIORITY OUTWEIGHING ALL OTHERS >> OUR NUMBER ONE JOB IS BEAT DONALD TRUMP >> IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR DONALD TRUMP >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS REMAIN DIVIDED BETWEEN THE POP UOUS PITCH FROM BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN AND MODERATE MESSAGING BY BIDEN, BUTINA AND AMY KLOBUCHAR >> THERE IS A DIVISION BETWEEN PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATES DOES THAT WORRY YOU? >> IT’S UP TO US THE WAY I LOOK AT IT, THE LESS 2020 RESEMBLES 2016, THE BETTER >> Reporter: BIDEN TELLING NBC’S SAVANNAH GUTHRIE HE CAN WIN BACK OBAMA VOTERS WHO FLIPPED TO TRUMP >> WHAT ELECTABILITY IS ABOUT WHERE I COME FROM IS DOES THE GUY OR WOMAN UNDERSTAND MY PROBLEM? ARE THEY GOING TO BRING US TOGETHER? THAT’S WHAT ELECTABILITY IS WHERE I COME FROM >> Reporter: UNLIKE PRIMARIES WHERE VOTERS CAST A SECRET BALLOT FOR THEIR CANDIDATE, CAUCUS GOERS PUBLICLY DECLARE THEIR PREFERRED PICK IF THAT ZIFT FAILS TO WIN ENOUGH SUPPORT THEY CAN CHOOSE A DIFFERENT CONTENDER THE SECOND CHOICE MAY BE AS IMPORTANT AS THEIR FIRST IOWANS TAKING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY HOW DOES THE 2020 ELECTION RATE IN TERMS OF MOST IMPORTANT ELECTIONS OF YOUR

LIFETIME? >> OH, IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THE PRESIDENT HAS DESTROYED THE FABRIC OF THE COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO MEND THAT MEND IT QUICKLY >> IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A TYPICAL ELECTION IT FEELS LIKE A LOT OF WEIGHT ON THIS DECISION >> Reporter: AND LATE TONIGHT SOME EARLY CLUES FROM THE CONTENDERS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN APPEARING TO LOWER EXPECTATIONS HERE ONE OF BERNIE SANDERS’S TOP ADVISORS FEELING CONFIDENT TELLS NBC NEWS ANYTHING BESIDES A FIRST OR SECOND PLACE FINISH HERE IS A BAD NIGHT LESTER >> ALL RIGHT PETER, THANK YOU ALL OF THI PLAYING AS OUT AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL GOES ON CLOSING ARGUMENTS BY DEMOCRATIC PROSECUTORS AND THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS TODAY AS THE SENATE MOVES TOWARDS A LIKELY ACQUITTAL VOTE ON WEDNESDAY THAT WILL BE A DAY AFTER TUESDAY’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS HERE IS HALLIE JACKSON >> Reporter: THE FINAL SHOT TO SWAY SENATORS TONIGHT >> HOW MANY FALSEHOODS CAN WE TAKE? >> Reporter: FOR DEMOCRATS AN UPHILL CLIMB AIMING THEIR CLOSING PITCH AT REPUBLICANS WHO SAY THEY DON’T LIKE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSURED UKRAINE, BUT DON’T FIND IT IMPEACHABLE >> HISTORY WILL NOT BE KIND TO DONALD TRUMP IF YOU FIND THAT THE HOUSE HAS PROVED ITS CASE AND STILL VOTE TO ACQUIT, YOUR NAME WILL BE TIED TO HIS WITH A CORD OF STEEL AND FOR ALL OF HISTORY >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS ARGUE DEMOCRATS ARE OVERSTEPPING >> THESE ARTICLES FAIL ON THEIR FACE AS THEY DO NOT MEET THE CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARD FOR IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES >> THIS IS AN EFFORT TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS OF ONE ELECTION AND TO TRY TO INTERFERE IN THE COMING ELECTION THAT BEGINS TODAY IN IOWA >> Reporter: NOW THE FOCUS TURNS TO WEDNESDAY’S FINAL VOTE AT THIS POINT NOT SO MUCH A QUESTION OF WHETHER THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ACQUITTED THAT’S ALL BUT CERTAIN GIVEN THE SENATE’S REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, BUT HOW MANY VOTES AND DEMOCRATS IN STATES THE PRESIDENT WON WILL SIDE WITH REPUBLICANS YOU ARE STILL UNDECIDED ON THIS? >> YES >> Reporter: WHY? >> SINCERELY UNDECIDED BECAUSE I JUST, THERE IS A LOT TO BE WEIGHED THERE IS A LOT OF CONSEQUENCES INVOLVED HERE >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WAS ASKED WHETHER HE CAN STILL WORK WITH DEMOCRATIC LEADERS LIKE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI >> IT’S HARD WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S BEEN SUCH, I USE THE WORD WITCH HUNT, I USE THE WORD HOAX >> Reporter: AND THE PRESIDENT WILL BE HERE AT THE CAPITOL TOMORROW NIGHT FOR HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH I’M TOLD IT PROBABLY WON’T BE HEAVY ON IMPEACHMENT SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH THE PLANNING SAY, INSTEAD, EXPECT IT TO FOCUS ON THE PRESIDENT’S VISION FOR 2020 LESTER >> HALLIE JACKSON ON CAPITOL HILL TONIGHT THANK YOU >>> A STUNNING REVELATION FROM RUSH LIMBAUGH WHO TOLD HIS AUDIENCE THAT HE IS SUFFERING FROM ADVANCED LUNG CANCER ANDREA MITCHELL HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: A SHOCKING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE KING OF CONSERVATIVE TALK-RADIO >> I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING TODAY, BUT I WISH I DIDN’T HAVE TO TELL YOU >> Reporter: RUSH LIMBAUGH REVEALING HIS DIAGNOSIS TO MILLIONS OF LISTENERS >> I CAN’T HELP FEEL I’M LETTING EVERYBODY DOWN WITH THIS, BUT THE UPSHOT IS THAT I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ADVANCED LUNG CANCER >> Reporter: A REPUBLICAN KING MAKER AND STAUNCH ALLY OF THE PRESIDENT >> RUSH LIMBAUGH, GOOD TIMES, HE IS TOUGH AS HELL >> Reporter: ESPECIALLY TOUGH ON THE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT WITNESSES >> SO THESE UN-ELECTED SNOTTY ARROGANT OUT OF TOUCH CIVIL SERVANTS WHO LIVE IN KYIV AND ELSEWHERE, THEY RUN FOREIGN POLICY >> Reporter: HE HAS SURMOUNTED OTHER HEALTH CHALLENGES, LOSING HIS HEARING BEFORE GETTING COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, AN ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS HE HAS DERIDED REPUBLICANS LIKE JOHN McCAIN, BUT MOST OFTEN TARGETING DEMOCRATS NOW PROMISING TO PAY BACK ON THE AIR THURSDAY IF HE CAN >> AND KNOW THAT EVERY DAY I’M NOT HERE I WILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU >> Reporter: ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS >>> IN TEXAS PANIC AND BLOODSHED AT A CAMPUS OF TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IN COMMERCE, TEXAS A SUSPECT OPENING FIRE IN A DORMITORY KILLING AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING A 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD HERE IS SAM BROCK >> Reporter: TONIGHT A CAMPUS SHOOTING SHATTERING A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY IN COMMERCE, TEXAS >> AN INJURED BABY >> Reporter: POLICE CONFIRMING A IT-YEAR-OLD CHILD IS ONE OF THE VICTIMS FOLLOWING GUN FIRE AT A FRESHMAN DORM OFFICERS RESPONDED AND FOUND TWO DECEASED ADULT FEMALES IN A ROOM >> Reporter: THE CHILD NOW IN STABLE CONDITION AUTHORITIES WOULDN’T COMMENT ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE OTHER KEY QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED WHY WAS THE CHILD IN THE DORM ROOM? HOW IS THE 2-YEAR-OLD RELATED TO THE WOMAN? WHERE IS THE SUSPECT NOW? LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS FAMILIAR WITH THE INVESTIGATION TELLING NBC NEWS THOSE INVOLVED IN THE

SHOOTING KNEW EACH OTHER AND HAVE ZEROED IN ON AN APARTMENT CONNECTED TO THE SUSPECT THE CAMPUS SHOOTING COMING MERE MONTHS AFTER TWO YOUNG MEN WERE KILLED IN OCTOBER AND A DOZEN PEOPLE INJURED AFTER A SHOOTING AT A NON-SANCTIONED PARTY 15 MINUTES FROM CAMPUS DURING HOMECOMING WEEKEND LEFT HUNDREDS SCRAMBLING TO SAFETY >> THREE MONTHS AFTER THE INCIDENT, IT’S HARD, YOU KNOW? >> Reporter: NOW THE VIOLENCE HITTING CLOSER TO HOME >> OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY >> Reporter: IN THE HEART OF CAMPUS SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >>> IN CALIFORNIA, POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN THEY SAY OPENED FIRE ON GREYHOUND BUS WHILE MANY SLEPT, KILLING A WOMAN AND WOUNDING FIVE OTHERS IN A TERRIFYING RAMPAGE ON A HIGHWAY WE GET MORE FROM MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> APPROXIMATELY SIX SUBJECTS INJURED AT THIS TIME THEY WILL BE ON A GREYHOUND BUS >> Reporter: GUNFIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE BUS WAS THE GREYHOUND WAS PLOWING DOWN THE FREEWAY WITH 42 PASSENGERS ABOARD AT 1:27 WHILE MANY WERE SLEEPING WITNESSES SAY THE SUSPECT STOOD UP AND UNLOADED >> NEXT THING WE HEARD WAS THE GUN COCKING AND THEN JUST LIKE EIGHT OR TEN RAPID SHOTS >> Reporter: WITH SIX SHOT, INCLUDING A WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED, MAYHEM BROKE OUT POLICE MAKING AN ARREST AFTER PASSENGERS TALKED THE GUNMAN OFF THE VEHICLE >> THEY WERE ABLE TO OVERCOME THIS SUBJECT AND DISARM HIM THEY WERE ABLE TO ESCORT HIM OFF OF THE BUS WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT >> Reporter: HEADED FROM LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO, PASSENGERS SAY THERE WERE NO SECURITY CHECKS BEFORE THEY BOARDED >> WHENEVER I HEARD THE BULLETS, I WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE TO HIT ME >> Reporter: WITH SOME OF THE SURVIVORS IN CRITICAL CONDITION, TONIGHT POLICE HAVE NO MOTIVE FOR THE BLOODSHED ON THE BUS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> WE’RE ALSO FOLLOWING AN UNFOLDING SITUATION IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA, WHERE POLICE SAY MULTIPLE CHILDREN WERE HIT BY A PICKUP TRUCK NEAR OKLAHOMA CITY AT LEAST ONE WAS KILLED FIVE OTHER STUDENTS WERE INJURED THREE OF THEM IN CRITICAL CONDITION A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY >>> IT WAS A HIGHLY EMOTIONAL DAY IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL ONE OF HIS ACCUSERS BREAKING DOWN IN TEARS ON THE STAND WHILE QUESTIONED BY THE DEFENSE NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK WITH WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THAT COURTROOM >> Reporter: FACING A WITHERING CROSS-EXAMINATION, JESSICA MANN SOBBED SO UNCONTROLLABLY TODAY, THE JUDGE HAD TO END EARLY MANN SAID HARVEY WEINSTEIN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER THREE TIMES, INCLUDING AN ALLEGED RAPE IN 2013 AT A HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY ONE OF THE ALLEGATIONS CENTRAL TO THIS TRIAL THE DEFENSE ARGUED THE ASPIRING ACTRESS AND HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER WERE IN A CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP THAT LASTED YEARS, SUGGESTING IT WAS MANN WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF WEINSTEIN DEFENSE ATTORNEY DONNA ROTUNNO ASKING, YOU MANIPULATED HARVEY WEINSTEIN EVERY TIME YOU CONTINUED TO SEE HIM AFTER EACH SEXUAL ENCOUNTER? HOW I HANDLE IT TO SURVIVE AND PROCESS THINGS I GUESS YOU COULD SAY MANIPULATION THE DEFENSE NOT LETTING UP YOU MADE HIM THINK YOU WANTED IT? YES, I WOULD PUT A FACE ON ROTUNNO HIGHLIGHTED DOZENS OF TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAILS EXCHANGED BETWEEN THE TWO YOU SENT HIM EMAILS TELLING HIM HOW WONDERFUL HE WAS, THANKING HIM YOU SENT HIM EMAILS ASKING FOR THINGS? YES THE DEFENSE SAYS MANN, WHO WANTED HELP WITH HER CAREER I DID NOT WANT HIM TO HURT MY ACTING CAREER I DID WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM, BUT I WAS AFRAID OF HIS UNPREDICTABLE NATURE I WAS HAPPY HE WAS INTERESTED IN ME AT ONE POINT ROTUNNO DIRECTLY QUESTIONED MANN’S JUDGMENT ON THE DAY OF THE ALLEGED RAPE IN NEW YORK KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN MULTIPLE HOTEL ROOMS YOU THOUGHT THE BEST PLACE TO GO WAS UP TO THE ROOM? I THOUGHT THE BEST PLACE WOULD BE SOMEPLACE PRIVATE BECAUSE HE WAS YELLING AT ME WEINSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL FIVE CHARGES HE FACES AND HAS DENIED ALL ALLEGATIONS OF NON-CONSENSUAL SEX TOMORROW JESSICA MANN WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND AGAIN STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> SCARY MOMENTS IN THE SKY WHEN AN AIR CANADA FLIGHT FROM MADRID TO TORONTO EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE AFTER BLOWING A FIRE ON TAKEOFF A FIGHTER JET WAS SCRAMBLED TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE THE PLANE HAD TO CIRCLE FOR HOURS TO BURN OFF FUEL BEFORE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN MADRID >>> WE WILL BE BACK WITH A MASSIVE CORONAVIRUS HOSPITAL BUILT AND OPEN IN JUST TEN DAYS ALSO, THE FBI JOINING AN URGENT SEARCH LET’S TURN TO THE RAPIDLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED HAS JUMPED DRAMATICALLY, MOST OF THEM IN CHINA THE CDC HERE AT HOME IS MOVING FAST TO KEEP IT FROM SPREADING HERE TOM COSTELLO HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: BUILT IN TEN DAYS, 1,000 BED POP-UP HOSPITAL AT THE CENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK NOW ACCEPTING ITS FIRST PATIENTS

CHINA REPORTEDLY RUNNING LOW ON MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND TEST KITS WITH NEARLY 20,000 CONFIRMED CASES 428 KNOWN FATALITIES HERE IN THE U.S., 11 CONFIRMED CASES, NINE INVOLVING PATIENTS WHO HAD BEEN TO CHINA A SEATTLE AREA MAN WHO WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN INFECTED HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL SAYING HE IS GETTING BETTER AND WILL REMAIN IN ISOLATION AT HOME >> THE SITUATION IN CHINA IS VERY SERIOUS WE HAVE A LOW RISK CURRENTLY, BUT THAT RISK COULD CHANGE >> Reporter: THE AMERICANS WHO ARE SICK EXPERIENCED MILD TO SEVERE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS, SOME REQUIRING OXYGEN U.S. CITIZENS, RESIDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN TO HUBEI PROVINCE, THE CENTER OF THE OUTBREAK, WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR 14 DAYS THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING ANOTHER AIRLIFT TO BRING 1,000 AMERICANS HOME TO FOUR MILITARY BASES FOR QUARANTINE SO FAR, NONE OF THE 195 AMERICANS QUARANTINED SINCE LAST WEEK AT A CALIFORNIA MILITARY BASE HAS SHOWN ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS >> PEOPLE ARE DOING AEROBICS, JOGGING, KIDS ON SCOOTERS, PLAYING GAMES YOU KNOW, IT’S A CORDONED AREA WE ARE BEING CAREFUL WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO MAKE LIFE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND GIVE THEM AS MUCH FREEDOM AS WE CAN >> Reporter: WASHINGTON DULLES, ONE OF 11 AIRPORTS WHO WILL SCREEN AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN IN CHINA THE LAST FEW WEEKS >> THANK YOU >>> THE SEARCH IS INTENSIFYING TONIGHT FOR A MISSING CHILD IN COLORADO THE FBI NOW JOINING THE MASSIVE EFFORT TO FIND THE 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO VANISHED A WEEK AGO WE GET DETAILS FROM NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ >> Reporter: TONIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS A DESPERATE SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GANNON WHO DISAPPEARED LAST MONDAY AFTERNOON >> MY SON IS A VERY LOVING KID IT’S SO HARD TO THINK WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO HIM? >> Reporter: INITIALLY AUTHORITIES TREATED THE CASE AS A RUNAWAY AND RECLASSIFIED IT AS A MISSING ENDANGERED PERSONS CASE GANNON’S STEPMOTHER TOLD SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES HE LEFT HIS HOME TO WALK TO A FRIEND’S HOUSE >> THESE PARENTS ARE LIVING ANY PARENTS’ WORST NIGHTMARE >> Reporter: THE FBI HAS NOW JOINED THE URGENT SEARCH WITH HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS >> 300 PEOPLE SEARCHING MY NEIGHBORHOOD THAT BLEW ME AWAY THANK YOU >> Reporter: BLUE RIBBONS AROUND HIS NEIGHBORHOOD GANNON’S FAVORITE COLOR >> WE ARE BEGGING AND PLEADING FOR YOU TO COME HOME >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SIFT THROUGH MORE THAN 100 TIPS TRYING TO FIND THE LITTLE BOY WHO VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE GABE GULT RESIDENT >>> PARTS OF THE WEST HIT HARD BY A WINTER STORM THAT EFFECT MOST OF THE COUNTRY AS IT PUSHES EAST AL ROKER IS TRACKING IT WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? >> LESTER, A REAL MESS WE ARE TALKING RAIN, SNOW, AND ICE TRACKING UP 12 INCHES OF SNOW? THE ROCKIES WEDNESDAY GUSTY STORMS FROM THE GULF SNOW AND ICE INTO THE MIDWEST AND THURSDAY HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE EAST COAST WITH HEAVY SNOW INTERIOR UPSTATE NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND AIRPORT DELAYS WE ARE LOOKING AT TROUBLE FROM DENVER TO CLEVELAND, DOWN TO DALLAS ON TUESDAY, AND ON WEDNESDAY WE EXPECT MORE PROBLEMS STRETCHING FROM MEATLESS BANDWAGON TODAY EXPANDING ITS PLANT-BASED FRIED CHICKEN OPTION GADI SCHWARTZ ON THE LATEST CRAZE >> ONLY ONE WAY TO COOK COLONEL SANDERS CHICKEN >> Reporter: IF HE COULD SEE THE DAY VEGANS LINED UP OUTSIDE KFC INTRODUCING KENNEDY FRIED PLANT-BASED CHICKEN AFTER SELLING OUT IN ATLANTA IN A NUMBER OF HOURS, IT’S MADE ITS WAY ON TO KFC’S MENU IN CHARLOTTE AND NASHVILLE >> THE AMAZING COLONEL PRESENTS — >> Reporter: ON COMMERCIALS IT LOOKS LIKE THE REAL THING, BUT HOW DOES IT TASTE TO VEGANS? >> I LOVE THE CRISPINESS IT HAS TO OFFER >> THIS IS LIKE A TREAT FOR ME NOW BECAUSE I CAN STILL ENJOY WHAT I LIKED GROWING UP, BUT ALSO TO ENJOY IT NOT FEELING, FOR LACK OF A WORD, GUILTY >> Reporter: THE LATEST PUSH BY THE COMPANY BEYOND MEAT INTO THE MAINSTREAM AFTER CONCOCTING MEATLESS BURGERS AND GOING HEAD TO HEAD WITH MEATLESS COMPETITORS IN FOODS CAPITALIZING ON A DEMAND TO TRANSFORM VEGGIES INTO MEAT DON’T EXPECT A DEBATE OVER WHICH IS HEALTHIER WHEN IT COMES TO DEEP-FRIED ANYTHING FOR SOME CUSTOMERS, IT’S MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY >> IT’S THE FUTURE I THINK THE FUTURE IS GOING TO BE PLANT-BASED >> Reporter: NOW THE KERNEL HIMSELF PROMISING EVEN PLANTS CAN BE FINGER LICKING GOOD >>> AND NO COMPLAINTS >>> FINALLY TONIGHT, THE COACH WHO GAVE HIM A SHOT AND THE TEAM MANAGER WHO SCORED AN

AMAZING BUZZER-BEATER >> Reporter: HE HAD A SURPRISE FOR THE TEAM MANAGER LAST WEEK >> SENIOR NIGHT COMING UP MORE FAITHFUL THAN ANYONE I KNOW HE HAS BEEN GREAT SO WE’RE GOING TO REWARD YOUR SENIOR NIGHT, WITH YOU ADDRESSING OUT >> Reporter: DANIEL LUCK WAS TOLD TO SUIT UP HIS TEAMMATES MOTTO, BASKETBALL MANAGERS KEEP STATS, HAND OUT TOWELS, PLAYING IS FOR THE STARS COME GAME NIGHT, WITH VICTORY IN HAND AND THE FANS CHANTING HIS NAME, DANIEL TOOK THE FLOOR HE DRAINS A THREE-POINTER TEAM MANAGERS LOVE THE GAME THEY LOVE THEIR SCHOOLS THEY EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN SAID DANIEL, IT WAS THE BEST MOMENT OF HIS LIFE HARRY SMITH, NBC NEWS >> THAT’S TEAM TESTIMONIAL >> RIGHT ALWAYS GOT TO BE CAREFUL CHRIS JANSING, THANK YOU CLYDE COUNTY IS ONE OF THE FAST GROWING AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE SUBURBAN AREAS AND CLIVE IS OUTSIDE OF DES MOINES WE EXPECT RECORD-BREAKING CAUCUS THERE AND IT IS NOT A PLACE WITH PEOPLE WOULD CAUCUS AND NOW IT IS HUGE SO JOINING ME FROM THE HEARTLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IS THE HOST OF STAY TUNED ON NBC NEWS AND THAT IS SAVANNAH SELLERS SO THIS, AGAIN, IF YOU BELIEVE HOW THE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES DO IN SUBURBIA, WE EXPECT WARREN AND BUTTIGIEG TO BE DOING WELL HERE IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SEEING? >> YES ACTUALLY I’M JUST NOT MAKING ANY CALLS MYSELF I’M JUST REPEATED BECAUSE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HEAR THIS IN THE BACKGROUND RIGHT NOW THE CAUCUS THEY’RE SAYING THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE CAUCUSED POR WHO KLOBUCHAR — YEP SO GO AHEAD >> AND THE SANDERS SIDE CAN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE >> SO I’LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE CONTEXT TO WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT SO KLOBUCHAR HAD THE MOST PEOPLE CAUCUS TOR HER HERE FOLLOWED BY BUTTIGIEG AND THEN THIRD, AND THEN BIDEN AND THEN WARREN SO THOSE WERE THE TOP FOUR HERE RIGHT NOW IN CLYDE WHICH BROKE A RECORD TONIGHT FOR TURNOUT THIS IS THE BIGGEST TURN OUT THEY’VE EVER HAD FOR A CAUCUS AND PEOPLE WERE VERY EXCITED SOS THAT THE NUMBERS THAT WE’RE HEARING HERE AND YOU HEARD HIM REFERENCING THERE WAS ONE SOLE PERSON CAUCUSING FOR TULSI GABBARD AND HE DID NOT SWITCH TO ANY OTHER GROUP SEVERAL BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS WERE TRYING TO GET HIM TO COME OVER AND HE REFUSED TO AND HE WAS STANDING THERE AND DIDN’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE WE’LL SEE WHAT CONTINUE ITS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THE SECOND ROUND IS JUST BEGINNING >> THE ACTION IS STARTING I WAS GOING TO SAY, GET INTO IT THERE, SAVANNAH SAVANNAH SELLERS IN CLIVE, IOWA TO OUR NEW YORK LISTENING POST I HAVE EUGENE ROBINSON AND ANDREA MITCHELL WHAT IS STRIKING IS FRANKLY HOW WELL DEMOGRAPHICALLY WE’RE HATCHING THE CANDIDATES T