What happened to Iowa caucus results? (Live Stream Recording)

What happened to Iowa caucus results
Chaos created as results delayed in Iowa. Source: abcmundial
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Daily US Times, Iowa: Iowa caucus results have been plunged into chaos by apparent technology issues. The voting was the first round in the contest to pick a Democratic candidate to face President Donald Trump.

Iowa’s Democratic Party said the incident happened because of “reporting issue”, adding that it expected to “have numbers to report later today [Tuesday]”.

Voters cast their votes more than 1,600 schools, libraries, and churches in the state.

Several candidates already claimed victory, but the result is not officially published.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders claimed his victory in the caucus citing internal campaign data that placed him ahead of Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Earlier, Buttigieg told supporters that “by all indications” his campaign was going to in the Iowa caucus. The next vote to select candidates in New Hampshire on 11 February.

Trump did not take the time to react to the Democratic situation. He tweeted that it was an “unmitigated disaster”, adding “the only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is ‘Trump’.”

The Monday vote in Iowa was a caucus – which involves people attending a meeting before voting on a candidate, perhaps via a headcount or a show of hands.

What are the organizers saying about the Iowa situation?

Mandy McClure, spokesperson of Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) said officials had found “inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results” that was simply a “reporting issue”. She denied any hack or intrusion.

“The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

The local party chairman Troy Price later said: “That system is taking longer than expected, but it’s in place to ensure we are eventually able to report results with full confidence.”

Iowa Caucus Partial Results Analysis | (Live Stream Recording)

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