Feb 04, 2020 11:56 PM

Buttigieg, Sanders lead as Iowa releases partial results

Posted Feb 04, 2020 11:56 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses supporters in Iowa/Photo courtesy of Radio Iowa
Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses supporters in Iowa/Photo courtesy of Radio Iowa

The Iowa Democratic Party has released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a long day of delay.

The data dump from 62 percent of precincts shows Pete Buttigieg in first place, with nearly 27 percent of delegates in those precincts. Bernie Sanders is close behind with just over 25 percent. Elizabeth Warren was in third and Joe Biden was in fourth.

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price spoke just before the results were posted on the party's website. 

"The reporting of the results and circumstance surrounding the 2020 Iowa Democratic Party Caucuses were unacceptable," Price said. "As chair of the party, I apologize deeply."

There was a glitch in the smart phone app developed to collect the Caucus Night delegate totals, along with raw votes for each candidate.

"The bottom line is that we hit a stumbling block on the back end of the reporting of the data," Price said, "but the one thing I want you to know -- we know this data is accurate."

For the first time Iowa Democrats collected raw vote totals based on how many people supported each candidate at the beginning and the end of Caucus Night.

It's not clear when all the results will be confirmed and released by the party.

Price was asked if he was resigning. He told reporters he's committed to seeing the party through the Caucus process -- Price said whatever happens after that is to be determined.

Radio Iowa and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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