edit: upon further research, themadchemist was right and abc (and me) were wrong. the 'votes' are the state delegates, the 'delegates' are the national delegates. about 220.000 people voted. please disregard the thread. i am happy you're right themadchemist, the abc article had me worried. (but i still dislike the primary system) every pundit agrees that the results in iowa 'changed the game' for the upcoming presidential election in the democratic party, catapulting barack obama as possibly the new favourite for the dems nomination, and therefore (if the country doesn't go terminally insane i the next 10 months) as likely future president. i personally like Obama, but these are the actual votes in the iowa primaries (votes, %, delegates): Obama____940 38% 18 Edwards___744 30% 16 Clinton____737 29% 16 Richardson_53 2% 0 Biden______23 1% 0 Dodd_______1 0% 0 Gravel_____0 0% 0 Kucinich____0 0% 0 how pathetic is a system in which the destiny of the nation (the world) is decided by less than 200 people? it really is time to change it.