BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton has defeated Bernie Sanders to win the 2016 Iowa caucuses, making history as the first woman ever to win this contest.
The tally, with just one precinct to go, stands at 49.9% to 49.5%...which is very close, but not close enough for Sanders to make up the difference:
Iowa Democrats release statement of #IACaucus results.— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) February 2, 2016
Clinton: 699.57 SDE
Sanders: 695.49 SDE
O’Malley: 7.68 SDE pic.twitter.com/kcPUdivKnX
Amazing.Statement from the Clinton campaign on tonight’s Iowa win pic.twitter.com/Nx88ERMEqh— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 2, 2016
Watch Hillary's "sigh of relief" victory speech below. On to New Hampshire!
UPDATE: You heard it here first last night, but now it's official.
Take another moment to absorb this incredible and historic victory: