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Bill Weld secures one Iowa delegate in longshot primary challenge to

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrad Pitt quips he has more time to give Oscars speech than John Bolton had to testify Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia Trump to request 6 percent domestic cuts in .8 trillion budget MORE handily won the 2020 Iowa Republican caucuses last week, but his last remaining GOP primary challenger will receive a single delegate from the contests.

ABC News reported Monday that data tabulated by the Iowa Republican Party indicated that former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldPence to make swing through New Hampshire on eve of primary Joe Walsh ends GOP primary challenge to Trump The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump, Pelosi take the gloves off; DNC wants Iowa recanvass MORE will receive one statewide delegate from the caucuses, while the president will get the other 39.

Former Illinois Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshPence to make swing through New Hampshire on eve of primary Joe Walsh ends GOP primary challenge to Trump Joe Walsh: I’ve realized ‘nobody can beat Trump in a Republican primary’ MORE (R), who dropped out of the race on Friday, did not perform well enough in the caucuses a week ago to win any delegates, according to the party, and no other candidate received more than 1 percent of the overall vote.

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A spokesperson for the Trump campaign touted the president’s performance in the caucuses in a statement to ABC, while the Weld campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

“There is unprecedented support for President Trump among Republicans and he set a record for votes and vote percentage in the Iowa GOP caucuses,” communications director Tim Murtaugh said.

“President Trump enjoys unprecedented support among Republicans, as evidenced by the turnout record he set in the Iowa Caucus. He has already delivered a long list of incredible accomplishments for conservatives and the country. If there was grassroots support for a primary challenger then one would have caught on by now,” added a Republican National Committee official, according to ABC. “Obviously there is not.”

Trump is considered a lock to nominated for reelection, with many states’ Republican parties not even putting Weld on their primary ballots. 

On the Democratic side, the Iowa caucuses were a disaster, marred by delays, voting inconsistencies and a troublesome reporting app. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia Buttigieg takes delegate lead in Iowa after updated results released MORE (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia Buttigieg takes delegate lead in Iowa after updated results released MORE have both requested a partial recanvas of the state after the most recent results showed the latter with a narrow lead in the delegate count and trailing in the popular vote.

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