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Iowans prepare to caucus in sub-zero weather

Supporters of former President Donald Trump in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Harnik

Iowans prepare to caucus in sub-zero weather

The 2024 presidential election season officially begins Monday as Iowa Republicans hold the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Voters will have to brave arctic temperatures, with windchills expected to drop as low as minus 50 degrees in some parts of the state. Former President Donald Trump leads in the polls, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley vying for second place.

When will we know the results? Unlike a traditional primary, during which polling places are open all day and close in the evening, local caucus meetings in Iowa don’t begin until 7 p.m. Each precinct will report its results when its caucus concludes. Iowa will award 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in proportion to the percentage of statewide votes each candidate wins.

Dig deeper: Go to the Election Center on WORLD’s website for Iowa caucus results and complete coverage of the 2024 campaign.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.


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