Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are separated by the slimmest of margins in the latest update to Iowa’s Democratic caucus results. A fresh round of results around 12:15 a.m. ET Thursday showed the former mayor’s state delegate equivalent lead down to 3 over the Vermont senator.
Sanders, meanwhile, maintained a lead of more than 2,000 votes in the final alignment popular vote.
Buttigieg has 26.2% of state delegate equivalents, while Sanders has 26.1%. The Associated Press reported that results had been published from 96.43% of all precincts, but the number of state delegate equivalents still available to be won means they will not yet call a winner in the race.
Yet another update from Iowa: With 97% in, Buttigieg’s lead narrows to a tenth of a percentage point or 3 SDEs.
Buttigieg – 26.2%
Sanders – 26.1%
Warren – 18.2%
Biden – 15.8%
Klobuchar – 12.2%
All results here: https://t.co/SRDiMiPSXo
— Dan Merica (@merica) February 6, 2020