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Iowa Democratic Party Wont Say When Full Caucus Results Will Be Released

The Iowa Democratic Party reported more votes overnight from the Democratic caucuses but wont say when the full results will be released.

Partial results released on Tuesday afternoon showed ex-South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 38, with a slight lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 70, was in third. The results were from 62 percent of the precincts.

The Iowa Democratic Party released more results overnight. With results reported from 71 percent, or 1250 of 1765, of the precincts, Buttigieg remained in the lead. Buttigieg had 418 state delegate equivalents, the final number of three calculated during the caucuses. Sanders had 393 equivalents, followed by Warren with 286 and Biden with 241.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), 59, had 196. No other candidate had more than 17.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, speaks to supporters on Feb. 4, 2020. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iowa Democratic Party Troy Price told reporters on Tuesday that he could not say when the full results would be released. The party was continuing to review the issues that arose in the reporting of the results, he said.

“Were going to take the time we need to get these results done. Now that we have the first batch thats going to be coming out here … well continue to go through our processes verifying everything,” he said, adding, “We will have the results out as soon as we can.”

The party did not respond to requests for comment.

The initial results released in the afternoon were a cross-section of the states 99 counties, Price said in the press conference, which was held prior to the release. He also reiterated that the application the party used wasnt compromised.

“I want you to know we know this data is accurate,” Price said. “We also have a paper trail and documentation that weve been able to use to verify the results.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign rally in Milford, New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2020. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Price also said that the party “had no knowledge” of _

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