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AP Won't Declare Winner After Iowa Recount

Buttigieg still on top in final results

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary and Nevada caucuses have passed, and South Carolina’s vote is just a day away—but there’s still no winner of the Iowa caucuses, according to the AP . Final results of the first contest to decide the Democratic Party's nominee to challenge President Trump... More »

Buttigieg's Iowa Lead Almost Gone After Recanvassing

Sanders is now just 0.04% behind

(Newser) - The Democratic National Convention begins on July 13—and by then, a clear winner from the Iowa caucuses may have emerged. After a recanvass, the Iowa Democratic Party released results from the Feb. 3 caucuses Tuesday that reduced Pete Buttigieg's narrow lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegate equivalents... More »

Nevada Caucus Volunteers Sound a Little Worried

Democrats drop apps but haven't completed their replacement

(Newser) - The state Democratic Party has taken the first step in trying to avoid an Iowa-like debacle on Nevada's caucus day, Feb 22. The party dropped the two apps that were going to be used, because they were made by the same company whose app has been blamed for the... More »

Iowa Democratic Boss Resigns, Apologizes for Caucus Fiasco

Real results may never be known

(Newser) - The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa's cherished status as the first contest of the... More »

Iowa Says Buttigieg Has Largest Delegate Count

Sanders campaign calls for recanvass

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses, according to the state Democratic Party—but many news outlets are refusing to call a winner, citing errors and inconsistencies in the results. The Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday, almost a week after the caucuses, that Buttigieg would be awarded 14 of the state'... More »

After Andrew Yang Bombs in Iowa, a Big Move

Dozens of staffers have reportedly been canned

(Newser) - The Iowa caucuses didn't deliver the results Andrew Yang's team had hoped for—as of Thursday afternoon, with 97% of precincts reporting, he'd earned 1% of the state's delegates, per CNN —and now that team is apparently much smaller. Four ex-staffers tell Politico they're... More »

AP: We Can't Call a Winner in Iowa

There is 'evidence the party has not accurately tabulated some of its results'

(Newser) - In 2016, it took 17 hours before the AP could confirm that Hillary Clinton had narrowly beaten Bernie Sanders in Iowa's Democratic caucuses. This time around, after chaos on caucus night , the final result may not be clear until after New Hampshire votes next week. The AP said Thursday... More »

Democratic Leader on Iowa: 'Enough Is Enough'

DNC chief Tom Perez calls for a recanvass

(Newser) - The chairman of the Democratic National Committee called on Thursday for a “recanvass” of the results of Monday's Iowa caucus, which was marred by technical problems and delays, per the AP . ”Enough is enough," party leader Tom Perez wrote on Twitter . He said he was calling... More »

97% of Precincts Are In, but Iowa Is Too Close to Call

Buttigieg's lead over Sanders has narrowed

(Newser) - More than 48 hours after the Iowa caucuses closed, no winner has been declared—and even with 97% of precincts reporting as of early Thursday, it is still too close to call. According to results released after midnight, Pete Buttigieg's lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders has narrowed, the New ... More »

Biden Fires Staffer After Taking a 'Gut Punch'

Biden's campaign is reeling after Iowa caucuses

(Newser) - Joe Biden, fourth place in Iowa? The purported front-runner among Democratic candidates didn't deny his poor showing at Monday's caucuses: "I'm not going to sugarcoat it," he said Wednesday, per Politico . "We took a gut punch in Iowa." But the Democratic candidate still... More »

Where We're at in Iowa: 71% of Results Are In

Buttigieg leads, with Sanders close behind

(Newser) - Better late than never: The Iowa Democratic Party has released more results from Monday night's Democratic caucuses. After technical glitches with a mobile app used for reporting the results, not much has changed from Tuesday afternoon's rankings, when 62% of precincts had been reported. Per the New York ... More »

Iowa Releases Partial Caucus Results

62%, to be exact

(Newser) - Clouded by doubts on a chaotic day-after, the Iowa Democratic Party began releasing partial results of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucus on Tuesday, the AP reports. The data, made public for the first time nearly 24 hours after voting concluded, reflected the results of 62% of precincts in the... More »

This May Be the End of Iowa's Political Clout

Many predicting the end of the state's first-in-the-nation voting status

(Newser) - If you thought people were fed up with Iowa's first-in-the-nation voting status before Monday night's chaos , it's nothing compared to the sentiment surfacing Tuesday morning. Examples:
  • The overview: "Iowa's outsize role has faced attacks for decades, along with periodic failed attempts by other states to
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Trump: Maybe Democrats Will Blame Iowa on Russia

'It is not the fault of Iowa, it is the Do Nothing Democrats fault'

(Newser) - What a mess in Iowa . The state's Democratic Party issued an update Tuesday morning on the still-delayed caucus results, though it wasn't much of an update. The party pledged to release the results "as soon as possible today," reports Politico . Officials also blamed a "coding... More »

Caucus Confusion Was a Disaster for Democrats

Iowa officials hope to release results Tuesday

(Newser) - With angry candidates, a confused public, and a gloating Trump campaign , the Democratic Party's effort to recapture the White House is not off to the most promising start. Hours after the Iowa caucuses ended Monday night, with candidates and the public eager for news, party officials said results were... More »

Trump Cruises to Victory in Iowa

He won caucus with around 97% of the vote

(Newser) - President Trump held a rally in Des Moines last week, though the outcome of Monday's Republican caucus in Iowa was never in doubt. In contrast to the Democratic caucus, where results were delayed by "inconsistencies," it took just seconds for Trump to become the projected winner, the... More »

'Inconsistencies' Cause Iowa Caucus Night Chaos

Results may not be out until morning

(Newser) - Democrats were in disarray Monday night after the Iowa caucus results were delayed due to what officials said were "inconsistencies" in the results. Sources tell the Hill that results from the first-in-the-nation vote are not expected until Tuesday morning. Mandy McClure, communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party, said... More »

2020 Primary Voting Is Finally Underway

Iowa caucuses have begun

(Newser) - Caucus voting began across Iowa Monday night with Democrats balancing their desire for fundamental change with their craving to defeat President Trump as they opened the first contest of the 2020 presidential primary season, per the AP . Polls suggested that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders might have a narrow lead, but... More »

As Iowa Caucuses, One Big Change

Iowa Democratic Party will release more data than usual

(Newser) - Election 2020 kicks into high gear on Monday: It's Iowa Caucus day. As the AP puts it, the caucuses "set the tone" for the next 30-day blitz through the early primary states, with Iowa's chosen candidate getting a serious burst of momentum. Here's what you need... More »

On Eve of Iowa Caucuses, a Major Snafu

'Des Moines Register' poll scrapped after Buttigieg raises concerns that it's been compromised

(Newser) - After eons of campaigning, the first state in the nation is set to vote in the 2020 presidential election on Monday, and we would normally have in our hot little hands the final Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll to reliably tell us how the fine people of Iowa are going to... More »

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