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Politics DNC chair calls for immediate 'recanvass' of Iowa after botched caucus: 'Enough is enough'

20:15  06 february  2020
20:15  06 february  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

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

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


a man and a woman standing in front of a box: Volunteers consult a map of Iowa with divided target voter zones at a field office for Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on February 1, 2020 in Waterloo, Iowa.© Provided by CNBC Volunteers consult a map of Iowa with divided target voter zones at a field office for Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on February 1, 2020 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called for an immediate "recanvass" of Iowa as concerns mounted about the integrity of the results from Monday's first-in-the-nation caucuses in the state.

"Enough is enough," Perez wrote in a post on Twitter. "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."

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Perez's tweet came hours after The New York Times said that its analysis of the Iowa results revealed inconsistencies in data from more than 100 precincts.

Perez didn't provide details or the specifics for a potential recanvass.

The DNC didn't immediately respond for a request for comment.

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Party has a two-step plan intended to avoid the reporting chaos of the Iowa caucus.The app will be loaded onto 2,000 iPads purchased by the party and distributed to precinct chairs, according to a memo signed by party Executive Director Alana Mounce seen by the Associated Press Thursday. Google's app will calculate and submit results electronically, while a second step will rely on submissions also being made by phone.

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