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Hillary's Iowa 'win' is a big loss for Democrats

Hillary's Iowa 'win' is a big loss for Democrats

Hillary Clinton's asterisk-heavy victory in Iowa might have been the narrowest of wins for her, but it was arguably the worst of all possible outcomes for the Democratic Party.

As of this writing, the result was a statistical tie, 49.9 percent for Ms. Clinton and 49.6 percent for Bernie Sanders. The margin of victory in the delegate count was decided by six coin tosses that "flip truthers" will forever remember as mysteriously biased toward Ms. Clinton.

Ms. Clinton raced to the podium to declare victory, but the news media will continue to describe it as a tie, probably forever. Mr.  Sanders' supporters won't even make that concession, bitterly...