Media: There are three tickets out of Iowa.
Everybody: Says Who?
Media: Everybody says there are three tickets out of Iowa.
[woman finishes 3rd in Iowa]
Media: There are two tickets out of Iowa. Only two. It’s a two man race now.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) February 6, 2020
After challenges in the vote count in the Iowa caucuses, Sanders and Buttigieg emerge as the top vote-getters, with Warren in third. Criticism of media coverage of the caucus results include those who argue that Warren is being erased despite previous notions that there are “three tickets out of Iowa.” Instead, much coverage focused on Sanders, Buttigieg, and Biden – who fell short in the vote but maintained coverage as the most electable in November.