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
Bernie Sanders is ahead in the popular vote in both rounds of the Iowa Caucus. Pete Buttigieg is ahead in meaningless “State Delegate Equivalents.”
“MANCHESTER, N.H. — Three days after the Iowa Democratic caucuses, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed a “decisive victory” Thursday, pointing to his 6,000-vote lead in raw popular votes in the first alignment and downplaying partial results that show a tiny lead for former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in state equivalent delegates.
“We are holding a press conference that should have occurred three nights ago in Des Moines, but for the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to count votes in a timely fashion,” Sanders told reporters packed inside his New Hampshire campaign headquarters. …”
This is hilarious.
The Iowa Democratic Party stretched this out and reported precincts that voted for Pete Buttigieg instead of Bernie Sanders in order to create the false impression for days that Buttigieg had won Iowa in order to soften the blow and limit his momentum in New Hampshire.