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( Link to my 2008 diary "Iowa Caucus -- More Than You Want to Know" for anyone who wants to know the gritty details.) --AtinMN
by generic on Tue Feb 2nd, 2016 at 06:16:52 AM EST
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Sometimes, Iowa Democrats award caucus delegates with a coin flip
In a handful of Democratic caucus precincts Monday, a delegate was awarded with a coin toss.

It happened in precinct 2-4 in Ames, where supporters of candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disputed the results after 60 caucus participants apparently disappeared from the proceedings [...]

A Clinton supporter correctly called "heads" on a quarter flipped in the air, and Clinton received a fifth delegate.

Similar situations were reported elsewhere, including at a precinct in Des Moines, at another precinct in Des Moines, in Newton, in West Branch  and in Davenport. In all five situations, Clinton won the toss.

by das monde on Tue Feb 2nd, 2016 at 08:04:05 AM EST
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Did Clinton get to see which side was facing up before it was tossed? It should end with that side facing up with probability about .51...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Feb 2nd, 2016 at 09:29:22 AM EST
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