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Politics Biden campaign calls for answers from Iowa Dems after delays in caucus results

07:40  04 february  2020
07:40  04 february  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Iowa caucuses 2020 live updates: Results delayed after ‘inconsistencies’ in reporting. Also competing for Iowa are former vice president Joe Biden ; former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete In call with campaigns , Iowa state party officials struggle to explain why results are delayed .

Former Vice President Joe Biden's (D) campaign called on the Iowa Democratic Party to provide answers about issues that plagued Monday night's caucuses across the state after results were delayed.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Biden campaign calls for answers from Iowa Dems after delays in caucus results© Greg Nash Biden campaign calls for answers from Iowa Dems after delays in caucus results

In an email to party officials obtained by CBS News, the Biden campaign's general counsel pointed to "considerable flaws" in the caucus system that resulted in both the party's app for reporting caucus results as well as a back-up phone line to fail Monday evening.

"I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight's Iowa Caucus system," Dana Remus wrote. "The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the party's back-up telephonic system likewise has failed."

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Iowa caucus results for Democrats are super delayed . The Iowa caucuses this year are a complicated process involving three different vote counts. The alternative to the app is actually calling the state party on the phone in order to report results .

The Biden campaign sent a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party late Monday night citing “considerable flaws” in the reporting system for the caucuses . Representative Richard Gephardt of Missouri triumphed in the Democratic caucuses in 1988 but did not capture the nomination, and the last three

"We appreciate that you plan to brief campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we will be participating," Remus continued. "However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released."

The Biden campaign's statement comes as officials across the state have reported issues with reporting the results of the caucus to party leadership, and Iowa Democratic Party officials say that results will be delayed as a paper validation of caucus results is undertaken.

"We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," state party spokeswoman Mandy McClure said in a statement. "In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report."

Nevada Democrats said to have new 'caucus tool' to track results .
Nevada party officials are apparently trying to avoid the tabulating and reporting debacle that dogged the Iowa caucus.The party was quick to point out during volunteer summits on Saturday that the new tool isn't an app, like the one that delayed results for days during the Iowa caucus earlier this month. Instead, precinct chairs will be given iPads disconnected from the internet with preloaded with the new tool.

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