Hillary Clinton Officially Wins Iowa Caucus Over Bernie Sanders as Democratic Party Says There Won’t Be a Recount

February 2, 2016 Updated: February 2, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa—Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

The former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady edged past the Vermont senator in a race the Iowa Democratic Party called the closest in its caucus history.

According to the Des Moines Register, the final tally for delegate equivalents was Clinton: 699.57; and Sanders: 697.77.

The Iowa Democratic Party said Tuesday that it would not do any recount of the close results, and a spokesman for the Sanders campaign said it does not intend to challenge the results of the caucuses.