Tag Archives: Iowa

Iowa Democratic Chair Resigns After Caucus Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Troy Price resigned his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Wednesday as the organization grapples with the fallout of a botched caucus process that has left the party and the state reeling. “While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it …

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Buttigieg Seeks Recanvass Of 66 Iowa Caucus Precincts

CBS News reports: Pete Buttigieg is asking for a partial recanvass for 66 precincts as well as a recanvass of all in-state satellite caucus locations. The former South Bend mayor said he believes the discrepancies identified by his campaign would result in a net increase of 14 state delegate equivalents if corrected. Buttigieg said his campaign found three types of …

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Sanders Requests Recanvass Of 25 Iowa Precincts

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign is requesting a partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results, citing “mathematical errors and inconsistencies” in the tabulations for more than two dozen precincts. In a letter to Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price, Sanders said that discrepancies in the vote tally at 25 precincts and three satellite caucus sites led to …

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Sanders Campaign To Challenge Iowa Caucus Results

The Washington Post reports: The Iowa Democratic Party announced Sunday that Pete Buttigieg would probably receive 14 delegates to the national presidential nominating convention from last week’s chaotic caucuses, while Bernie Sanders would receive 12. The announcement came from state party officials nearly a week after the Iowa caucuses ended in controversy amid vote-counting problems and questions about the technology …

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Biden Shakes Up Campaign Leadership After Iowa Flop

The New York Times reports: Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and top adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is taking on an expanded role in his campaign as he seeks a reset after a disastrous fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “She will be working closely with us on campaign strategy and overall coordination on budget …

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Associated Press “Unable” To Declare Winner In Iowa

The Associated Press reports: The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. With 97% of precincts reporting from Monday’s caucuses, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalents out of 2,098 counted. That is a margin of 0.14 percentage points. However, even …

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Sanders Claims “Very Strong Victory” In Iowa [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Three days after the Iowa caucuses, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared a victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named. Speaking at his campaign’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester, Sanders noted that his campaign was winning the popular initial vote “by some 6,000 votes.” “What …

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DNC Calls For Iowa Recanvass Over Inconsistencies

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass of Iowa following chaos and delayed results during the state’s Democratic caucuses earlier this week. Perez’s tweet came shortly after a New York Times report that found caucus results released Wednesday contained errors and inconsistencies that contradicted caucus rules in some cases, although the newspaper …

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Trump Cultists Flooded Hotline To Delay Iowa Results

Bloomberg News reports: Supporters of President Donald Trump flooded a hotline used by Iowa precinct chairs to report Democratic caucus results after the telephone number was posted online, worsening delays in the statewide tally, a top state Democrat told party leaders on a conference call Wednesday night. According to two participants on the call, Ken Sagar, a state Democratic central …

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Buttigieg’s Slim Lead Erodes As 96% Of Iowa Reports

CNN reports: 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 …

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Buttigieg Holds Iowa Lead With 86% Now Reporting

CBS News reports: On Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg held onto his delegate lead in the Iowa caucuses with 86% of precincts reporting. As of 5:30 p.m., Buttigieg had 26.6% of delegates and Sanders was close behind, with 25.4%. Next, in third place, Warren had 18.3%, Biden had 15.9% and Klobuchar had 12%. The state party is releasing results on a rolling …

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Buttigieg Holds Slim Lead With 71% Of Iowa Reporting

Reuters reports: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont remain in a tight battle for the lead in the Iowa caucuses following a new round of results released late Tuesday night. After a daylong delay, the Iowa Democratic Party has now made public 71% of results from all 99 Iowa counties. Buttigieg holds a …

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Buttigieg Holds Slim Delegate Lead With 62% Reported

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, held a narrow lead in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, according to a partial release of a majority of the results by the state Democratic party a day after an embarrassing organizational breakdown that marred the biggest night of the election year so far. Buttigieg was trailed closely …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Dems Release Some Caucus Results

The Guardian reports: The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) told the presidential campaigns on Tuesday to expect that a “majority” of the caucus results will be released at 5 p.m. EST, according to a source on the call. IDP communications director Mandy McClure followed up with a statement, saying that the rest of the results will be released …

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Nevada Dems Won’t Use Iowa’s Caucus App After All

Axios reports: Nevada’s Democrats say their Feb. 22 caucus will not use the same vote-tallying app that’s being blamed for the unprecedented delay reporting Monday’s Iowa caucus results. CNN previously reported Nevada would. When software introductions fail as badly as Iowa’s just did, engineers typically “roll back” their system to its last previously functioning state. For Nevada’s Democrats, that’s likely …

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Dem Iowa Caucus Goer Upset To Learn Buttigieg Is Gay

Mediaite reports: Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, tried to talk down an Iowa woman who was incensed to find out — in real-time during a caucus after she’d signed a card supporting him — that the candidate is openly gay. “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?” …

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Buttigieg Claims Iowa Victory Despite Lack Of Results

CNBC reports: Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg declared victory in the Iowa caucuses early Tuesday, despite a botched election process that delayed the release of the state’s results. “So, we don’t know all the results,” Buttigieg told hundreds of supporters at a rally in Des Moines. “But, we know, by the time it is all said and done, Iowa you have …

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Iowa Caucuses Yield Chaos And No Winner Yet Named

NBC News reports: The Iowa presidential caucuses were thrown into chaos late Monday after the state Democratic Party said it found “inconsistencies,” delaying results and causing widespread confusion across the state. The Iowa Democratic Party said early Tuesday that it would release the results of the Iowa caucuses later Tuesday after “manually verifying all precinct results.” Party chair Troy Price …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Democratic Caucus Results

Some streams below are already live. PBS NewsHour reports: A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. Polls suggest that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have a narrow lead, but …

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MAGA Cultists Revive Iowa Voter Fraud Lies

The Washington Post report: The claims of voter fraud were false, proved untrue by public data and the state’s top election official. That didn’t stop them from going viral, as right-wing activists took to Twitter over the weekend to spread specious allegations of trickery in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The episode showcased the perils of conducting elections in the age of …

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