Iowa Democratic Party Awards Buttigieg 14 Delegates, Sanders 12

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By CNN Newsource
February 9, 2020Politics
Iowa Democratic Party Awards Buttigieg 14 Delegates, Sanders 12
Democratic Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg (L) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images and Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

The Iowa Democratic Party has released updated vote numbers and a new national delegate estimate after completing their review of 95 precincts which campaigns had flagged as potentially inaccurate.

With these updates in place, Pete Buttigieg holds a 0.1 percent lead over Bernie Sanders in the state delegate equivalent count, which determines the winner of the Iowa caucuses. That margin is unchanged from the previously announced results.

If there are no requests to recanvass or recount, Buttigieg would be the winner of the Iowa caucuses.

Sanders was ahead of Buttigieg for the popular vote, according to Politico.

According to the Iowa Democratic Party, he will claim 14 delegates. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive 12, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will get eight, former Vice President Joe Biden will receive six, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will get one.

The party said it has revised 55 precinct reports—3 percent of precincts—after campaigns had raised some reports of inconsistencies following Monday’s caucuses.

Officials from the party say they cannot alter the data written on the signed caucus math worksheet, a party aide told reporters on Sunday.

“We cannot go back and change results because it would be us changing the data, changing the information provided from each of the precincts,” the aide said.

“The Iowa Democratic Party cannot go in and make changes,” one aide said.

“We follow the math worksheets and we are obligated to report what is given to us,” one aide said.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

By Jennifer Agiesta, Dan Merica and Paul LeBlanc

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