DNC calls for a ‘recanvass’ of Iowa results after delays

WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of Monday’s Iowa caucus.

Technical problems and delays have marred the first contest on the 2020 election calendar.

Party leader Tom Perez tweeted Thursday that “enough is enough” after three days of technical issues and delays.

He says the recanvass is needed to “assure public confidence.”

Following the Iowa Democratic Party’s release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted.

However, there is evidence the party has not accurately tabulated some of its results, including those released late Thursday that the party reported as complete.

Party officials are scrambling to verify the remaining results three days after Iowans gathered at caucus sites across the state to begin choosing which Democrat will take on President Donald Trump in November.

The deadlocked contest gave both a burst of momentum as they seek to pull away from the crowded field.

It’s unclear if the Iowa state party planned to follow the directive of the national leader to recanvass the results.

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