DNC chair calls for Iowa recanvass as Bernie declares victory

“Enough is enough,” Perez tweeted. “In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.”

…Incomplete state party results show Pete Buttigieg with a slight lead in the state delegate equivalent count, but Sanders argued that he has a significant advantage in the popular vote and accused the media of putting too much stock in standard delegate equivalents — the [official] results that the party and most media organizations are using to crown the winner.

…Two Democratic Party leaders told POLITICO that the initial collection of results — which Perez is now calling for a recanvass of — was further delayed because some precinct captains in Iowa put presidential preference cards and delegate math sheets, which were part of the paper-backup system, in the mail as they were initially instructed to do so, unaware of other reporting problems.

…An analysis from The New York Times on Thursday, published after about 97 percent of precincts’ results have been reported, found that “more than 100 precincts reported results that were internally inconsistent, that were missing data or that were not possible under the complex rules of the Iowa caucuses.”

DNC chair calls for Iowa recanvass as Bernie declares victory – POLITICO



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