97 Percent Iowa Caucus Results Show Buttigieg Clinging to Lead

DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest owa caucus results have almost eliminated Pete Buttigieg’s narrow lead over Bernie Sanders.

With 97 percent of precincts now reporting, Buttigieg now has 550 state delegate equivalents to 547 for Sanders, a difference of one-tenth of a percentage point.

Before this last update, Buttigeig had led by seven-tenths of a point.

Elizabeth Warren remains in third place, with 381 state delegate equivalents, followed by Joe Biden at 331 and Amy Klobuchar at 255.

Sanders has closed the gap on Biden largely by performing well in satellite caucuses.

Sanders won the raw votes totals statewide in both the first and second alignment, taking the first round with 25 percent of the vote, and the second round with 27 percent. Buttigieg took the lead by performing well in rural areas that are more heavily weighted in the caucuses.

By percentages with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Buttigieg and Sanders both have 26 percent (Buttigieg 26.2, Sanders 26.1), Warren 18 percent, Biden 16 percent, Klobuchar 12 percent and Andrew Yang 1 percent. All other candidates have 0 percent.

Find detailed Iowa Democratic Party results here.

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