Iowa Democratic caucuses: Bernie Sanders claims Iowa lead, ahead of Pete Buttigieg

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Precinct chairmen found it hard to use the app to report results to party headquarters and instead resorted to calling a hotline. "And it's exactly why we have a paper trail and system in place to uphold the integrity of our process", Price said.

The app, he added, was reporting only partial data but the data collected "was sound". We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system.

While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data.

In order to provide more visibility into the arcane math that goes into caucus results, this year the party asked precincts to report results from the first and second round of voting.

"The Democrat Iowa caucus debacle is a ideal metaphor for Democrat policy proposals for America - they would be a total disaster".

The United States Democratic presidential nominating race got off to a slow and rocky start in Iowa on Monday, as the results of the state's caucuses were delayed for hours while party officials double-checked "inconsistencies" in the initial count.

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, put forth one of the most certain statements of the candidates.

Buttigieg's campaign paid Shadow $42,250 on July 23, 2019, for software rights.

The firm has also done business during the 2020 election cycle with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's campaign.

But Sanders later took the bold step of releasing internal, unpublished results from almost 40% of precincts, showing him with 28.62% of the state delegate equivalent, the figure used to determine who wins the Iowa caucuses.

Biden for President Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield criticized Iowa over the chaos surrounding Monday night's caucuses and the state's lack of diversity, while also slamming rival campaigns for "putting out incomplete information".

The results the Sanders campaign reported had Sanders in the lead with 29.66% of the vote. "Tonight, an improbable hope became an undeniable reality".

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After all that, the party had to tabulate a third number, called 'state delegate equivalents, ' which is used to make an official result.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) embraced her underdog status: "We know there's delays, but we know one thing: We are punching above our weight".

Sanders' campaign team released data of their own, claiming to represent results from nearly 40% of Iowa precincts.

The victor of the caucuses is decided by state delegate equivalents, tied to a math formula, not head counts.

The caucus featured three different results.

The results of this caucus would be tallied with all other satellite caucuses - considered as an at-large county in the nomination process.

Even if one candidate wins by a commanding margin in Iowa once the results are announced, Democrats may still lack clear answers as the race moves on to the other three early voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and SC later in February.

Before that release by the Sanders campaign, the senator spoke to supporters at a rally and appeared positive about the potential results.

Warren called the race "too close to call".

Biden, the national frontrunner, was in fourth spot, at 15.08%, a disappointing showing for the candidate who has consistently claimed he is the person best positioned to take on and defeat Trump.

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has been a fierce critic of Iowa being the first in the nation to vote, and the events of Monday night did nothing to change his mind. "The app by all accounts just like doesn't work, so we've been recommended to call into the hot line, and the hot line has not been responsive". Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that.

Sanders promised the crowd that "at some point the results will be announced", and when they are, he said, "we'll be doing very, very well here in Iowa".

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