Politics Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa

20:55  06 february  2020
20:55  06 february  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thanked his supporters for giving his campaign a "strong victory" in the Iowa caucuses on Thursday, days after the state's chaotic contest and as the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) chairman has called for a recanvass.

Bernie Sanders, Jane O'Meara Sanders standing in front of a sign: Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa © Getty Images Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa

The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released its latest batch of results, after technical mishaps delayed the results following the caucuses on Monday.

With 97 percent of precincts now reporting, the results showed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 26.2 percent of state delegate equivalents and Sanders with 26.1 percent. Sanders, however, is leading in the final votes tally, though the share of delegates is considered the most important metric of the Iowa results.

"What I want to do today, three days late, is to thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us in the Iowa Caucuses," Sanders said.

This breaking news report will be updated.

Iowa Democratic Party says it plans to begin recanvass of caucus results on Sunday .
The Iowa Democratic Party will begin a recanvass of the state's caucus results on Sunday after Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg asked the party to reexamine its tallies. © Getty ImagesThe state party said that it accepted the two campaigns' requests for a limited-scope recanvass of the caucus results. The candidates had raised concerns about reporting errors and inconsistencies in the data. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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