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Pete Buttigieg drops out of the 2020 race, one day after being certified as the Iowa Caucus winner

After almost a month of problems and delays, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) finally certified the results of the Iowa Caucus on Saturday, declaring Pete Buttigieg the winner and awarding him an extra delegate for winning the most state delegate equivalents (SDEs). On Sunday, Buttigieg dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Speaking to supporters […]

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The Iowa Democratic Party wrapped up its recount, but the Sanders campaign — and AP — remain unsatisfied

The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) published the results of its limited recount of caucus results on Thursday night, and although the recount corrected errors founded in 19 of the 23 precincts it examined, the IDP said those corrections did not change the previously announced number of delegates awarded to each candidate. On Feb. 10, a […]

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Troy Price resigns as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party as caucus problems continue

Troy Price, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP), submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday afternoon, apologizing for the failures that plagued the reporting of results from the Feb. 3 caucus. “The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night,” Prince wrote in his letter to the IDP State Central Committee. […]

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‘They screwed it up badly’: Caucus troubles continue as delegates are awarded, a recanvass is expected and bad math is defended

A week after the Iowa Caucus, its outcome is still uncertain, but that didn’t stop the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) from announcing the projected number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention each candidate won in the Feb. 3 caucus. Pete Buttigieg, who had the second-highest number of supporters in the caucus, […]

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The AP gives up on trying to declare a caucus winner, as Iowa Democratic Party reports 100 percent of results

The Associated Press announced on Thursday night it is unable to declare a winner in the Iowa Democratic Party’s (IDP) caucus, held Monday. For decades, news organizations and readers across the world have relied on the AP’s reporting of the Iowa Caucus, and counted on it to determine who could be legitimately described as the […]

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Caucus-pocalypse, day 3: An almost-finished count, phone trolls, a hackable app and a call to recanvass

On Thursday, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez used his Twitter account to publicly called for a recanvass of the Iowa Caucus results. A recanvass would involve auditing the reported results using the results reporting sheets filled out at each caucus precinct. Following Perez’s tweet, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) sent out a written statement […]

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‘Iowa, you have shocked the nation’ as a smartphone app derails reporting of Democratic caucus results

After a year of almost constant campaigning by 26 Democratic candidates, and promises by the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) that this year’s caucus would provide more information than ever before—thanks in large part to precinct managers using a new smartphone app—there was no reliable information reported by the IDP on Monday night […]

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Footnotes on the 2020 Caucus: 19 candidates and a blimp

This year’s Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame (HoF) celebration was a record-setting event. More presidential candidates attended and spoke to the assembled party activists and elected officials than any previous year. In part, that’s because there are more candidates this year than ever — 23 at last count — but it’s also an indication of Iowa’s power. […]

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