Just before the start of the US primaries, a harsh winter broke out in Iowa – the Republicans' first vote on their presidential candidate is set to take place in the state on Monday. The U.S. Weather Service issued a severe weather warning this morning (local time) and advised against non-essential travel in the region.
A snowstorm in the Midwest of the USA paralyzed parts of North American air traffic. As of this morning (local time), 1,643 flights were canceled and another 1,238 flights were delayed, according to data from the FlightAware website.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had already warned the day before of disruptions caused by storms, snow and clouds.
Several election campaign commitments canceled
Because of the weather warning, Republican candidate Nikki Haley and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis canceled campaign commitments. Former President Donald Trump, who is currently far ahead in the polls among Republicans despite all the scandals, does not want to appear again in Iowa until tomorrow and Sunday.
Anyone who wants to become a Democratic or Republican presidential candidate must first prevail in internal party votes in each state. After all, the presidential election itself will be in early November.