Iowa caucus results: Buttigieg pulls ahead as state Democrats release partial count – as it happened

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With 71% of precincts reporting, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders appear to lead the pack. Until the complete results are announced, it’s unclear how Iowa’s 41 delegates will be allotted among the winners.
The party initially released results from 62% of precincts, before tricking out a few more figures just before late on Tuesday night.
Right now, Buttigieg is in the lead with 26.8% of the state delegates, Bernie Sanders has 25.2%, Elizabeth Warren has 18.4% and Joe Biden: has 15.5%. That ordering could change once the remaining precincts report results.
Sanders secured the popular vote, with Buttigieg and Warren trailing slightly behind in that metric.
It’s unclear when we’ll learn the full results from the Iowa caucuses. The delay is being blamed, in part, on a smartphone app for reporting results that was introduced just weeks before the election.
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee has insisted that those who designed the app “provide absolute transparent accounting of what went wrong” and reassured supporters that the same technology won’t be used in upcoming primaries.
After a poor showing in Iowa, the Biden campaign’s message that he’s the most electable candidate has come into question.

David Adams

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