UPDATED 3:10 PM PT — Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The Iowa Democrat Party has accepted requests from two presidential campaigns for a partial recanvass of the caucus results. On Wednesday, party Chairman Troy Price sent letters to the Sanders and Buttigieg campaigns to inform them of the decision.
Here are the letters the Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns have sent out calling for a recanvass of the Iowa caucuses. pic.twitter.com/9T23O52mqS
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) February 10, 2020
The process is expected to last two days and will begin on Sunday. The candidates will get more information about cost and a timeline on Friday before having to decide if they want to move forward.
After days of delay, the state party released results last week, which showed Buttigieg narrowly leading Sanders. However, they failed to declare a winner outright.
“In every step of the process, we have held high our responsibility to not rush to judgement, to ensure the information we share are the facts and nothing else, and to stay focused on our end goal and not let distractions hamper us from our progress,” stated Price.
With reports from 100% of the precincts in, we are taking steps to ensure the accuracy of the results.
An independent investigation of what happened is necessary once we finalize the results.@iowademocrats are committed to earning your trust and electing Democrats in Nov. pic.twitter.com/7WujXApL01
— Troy Price (@troymprice) February 7, 2020
The requests for a recanvass cover 82 precincts and all 61 in-state satellite sites. Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign has signaled it may request a recount in the future.
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