Buttigieg leads Iowa Caucus; Sanders to ask for partial re-canvass


DES MOINES, Iowa - Mayor Pete is leading in the delegate count from last week's Iowa caucuses.

The Iowa Democratic Party announced yesterday that it's awarding 14 delegates to the former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Bernie Sanders will get 12 delegates, followed by Elizabeth Warren with eight and Joe Biden with six. Amy Klobuchar walks away with one delegate while the rest of the Democratic field won't get any.

The results from the Iowa caucuses were significantly delayed because of a coding error in an app used for reporting the results.

The last 40 precincts are expected to be released today.

Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign plans to ask for a “partial recanvass” of the results of last week’s Iowa caucuses.

A campaign aide confirmed the plans Sunday night, ahead of a Monday deadline for candidates to ask the Iowa Democratic Party tore-canvass the results.

Are-canvass is not a recount, but a check of the vote count against paper records to ensure the counts were reported accurately.

With the slim margin separating Buttigieg and Sanders, the slightest mathematical or reporting mistake could have a significant impact on the race.

The Iowa Caucus got a mention in Sunday night’s Academy Awards.

In the opening of the show, actor and comedian Steve Martin spoke about past mistakes in with the Oscars…saying, quote “It's nobody's fault…but they've guaranteed that this will not happen this year because the Academy has switched to the new Iowa caucus app."

The joke refers to the app used by the Democratic Party during the Iowa Caucus that failed and caused a major delay in reporting results. The last 40 precincts are expected to be released Monday.


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