(NewsReady.com) – As the nation is undoubtedly aware, the Iowa Caucus results were significantly delayed. At the time of this writing, 99% of the Iowa precincts have been counted. The confusion the entire process has caused for everyone and the negative media portrayal of this unprecedented event seems to be more than DNC chairman Tom Perez can tolerate. So, he’s calling for a recanvassing of the records to ensure that the numbers currently reported are accurate.
The current results show Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic former mayor of South Bend, IN, with virtually the same number of delegate votes, but with Bernie leading the popular vote.
Enough is enough. 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.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 6, 2020
Perez also made the call in response to reports of multiple inconsistencies and errors with Caucus results.
This is upsetting for many candidates and their fans, especially when it comes to the Sanders Campaign. While a recanvass is unlikely to significantly change the outcome for either Sanders or Buttigieg, the importance of Iowa is rooted in momentum. So, supporters of both candidates are feeling cheated by yet another delay in the final results, especially Sanders fans.
The Iowa Democratic Party has not indicated whether they will comply with Perez’s request.
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