Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign filed paperwork Monday requesting a “partial recanvass” of at least 25 different precincts in Iowa; refusing to officially concede the caucus to Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“The Sanders campaign is requesting a recanvass of 25 precincts and three satellite caucuses, which it argues have errors in counting. If the errors exist, the campaign says it will pick up one more national delegate and tip the balance of the race in Sanders’ favor,” reports Fox News.
“While a recanvass is just the first step in the process and we don’t expect it to change the current calculations, it is a necessary part of making sure Iowans can trust the final results of the caucus,” Bernie 2020 senior adviser Jeff Weaver said. “Our volunteers and supporters worked too hard, and too many people participated for the first time, to have the results depend on calculations that even the party admits are incorrect.”
“Once the recanvass and a subsequent recount are completed in these precincts, we feel confident we will be awarded the extra national delegate our volunteers and grassroots donors earned,” he added.
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36 HOURS LATER: Iowa Chaos Continues, Results Still Unclear, 71% Reporting, Buttigieg Slightly Ahead of Bernie
Roughly 36 hours after the completion of the Iowa Caucus, just 71% of the results have been released by the Democratic Party; showing South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg slightly ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders.
With less than three quarters of the vote tallied, Pete Buttigieg leads with 26.8% of the state’s delegates, followed by Bernie Sanders with 25.2%, Elizabeth Warren with 18.4%, Joe Biden at 15.4%, and Amy Klobuchar at 12.6%.
As the finger-pointing between Democratic voters, local party officials, and the DNC over the disastrous Iowa Caucus continues, far-left magazine ‘Mother Jones’ found a unique target for the debacle: Mitch McConnell.
With barely any information and zero results released from the Democratic Party, Mother Jones was quick to name the Senate Majority Leader as the true culprit.
“Let’s not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power,” posted the progressive magazine on social media.
Let's not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power. https://t.co/SX71FGIMjW
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 4, 2020
So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell's fault. https://t.co/cC4Qqjst3c
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 4, 2020
Ah yes, the main culprit behind the Democratic party’s Iowa caucus disaster is *checks notes* Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/97VRj0DYtK
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) February 4, 2020
“So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell’s fault,” posted The Hill’s Joe Concha on Twitter.
CAUCUS CHAOS: Watch Democrats ‘Flip a Coin’ to Decide Which Candidate Wins a Delegate
Recently released footage on social media is shedding new light on the full-scale meltdown that occurred during Monday night’s Iowa Caucus; showing officials “flipping a coin” to determine which candidate receives a delegate.
“In some cases, Iowa is leaving the Democratic caucuses up to chance. In the case of a tie during Monday night’s caucuses, the state is resorting to an old-fashioned coin flip to decide which candidates win delegates. A couple have already occurred,” reports The Week.
Buttigieg and Warren tie. Coin toss about to happen pic.twitter.com/fJVqDDN5pS
— John Pemble (@johnpemble) February 4, 2020
Pete – 44
Biden – 31
Bernie – 31
Amy – 29
Pete picks up most people from 1st to 2nd round. Amy back from the dead. Biden and Bernie now settling tie through ancient democratic practice of a coin flip. pic.twitter.com/Nwz2feXF4t
— Eric Lach (@ericlach) February 4, 2020
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