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Iowa Democratic Party details next steps in verifying caucus results

DES MOINES — Leaders from the Iowa Democratic Party have announced new steps to make sure data from the 2020 caucuses are accurate. This comes amid a debacle wi...

DES MOINES — Leaders from the Iowa Democratic Party have announced new steps to make sure data from the 2020 caucuses are accurate.

This comes amid a debacle with the results that have drawn the ire of DNC chair Tom Perez.

With 100% precincts reporting, former mayor Pete Buttigieg won the most statewide delegate equivalents over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 564 to 562.

IDP Chair Troy Price held a press conference Friday afternoon detailing next steps in verifying the results.

“It has been, and continues to be, our top priority to ensure that the data we have collected and reported accurately reflects the data as reported by each precinct chair,” Price said.

The IDP announced they have provided campaigns an opportunity to submit evidence of inconsistencies between data reported and the results for correction.

“I want to express my profound gratitude to the thousands of volunteers and party leaders across our state for their leadership, their patience and their perseverance to see this caucus through to its full report,” Price said.

The deadline for this is Saturday at noon.

Additionally, the IDP’s Recanvass/Recount Committee voted unanimously to extend the deadline for a campaign to file a request for recanvass or recount from Friday at noon to Monday at noon.

An additional press conference will be held Monday to provide another update, Price said.