2020-02-04 12:31:44

Chaos in Iowa: Caucus Results Delayed, But Bernie Sanders’ Internal Data Shows He May Have Won

The Iowa Democratic Party delayed releasing results from Monday’s caucuses after uncovering inconsistencies in the reporting of data. Caucuses were held in 1,600 precincts across the state on Monday, but many precincts had trouble reporting the delegate totals to the state Democratic Party.

Part of the blame was placed on a new smartphone app designed to help precinct chairs tabulate and report the vote.

Early Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders’s campaign released internal caucus numbers from 40% of the precincts in Iowa showing the Vermont senator was in first place with nearly 30% of the final count vote. According to the data released by the Sanders campaign, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg placed second with about 24.5% of the vote, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren with 21%.

Former Vice President Joe Biden placed a distant fourth with 12%, just beating Senator Amy Klobuchar.

For more on the chaos in Iowa, Democracy Now! speaks with John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation and host of the podcast Next Left.

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