Democratic Party Chair in Iowa Calls for Probe Into Caucus Train Wreck

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Posted: Feb 08, 2020 8:15 PM
Democratic Party Chair in Iowa Calls for Probe Into Caucus Train Wreck

Source: AP Photo/John Locher

Troy Price, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, is calling for an investigation into what took place during the disastrous caucuses in Iowa earlier this week. Price said an independent investigation should be launched once the Democratic Party is eventually able to finalize the results. 

“We will be undergoing an independent forensic review of the challenges that we saw on Monday night: what went right, what went wrong, from start to finish, and what we can do better in the future,” Price told reporters on Friday.

Price dismissed DNC Chair Tom Perez's call for a recanvassing of the caucus vote on Thursday, saying a recanvassing could only be performed if a credible request is made by one of the candidates seeking the Party's nomination. The Iowa Democratic Party's Recanvass/Recount Committee has reportedly extended the deadline for the candidate's to make such a request to Monday, Feb. 11th. 

The Associated Press announced that it was unable to declare a winner in the Iowa caucuses after evidence emerged showing the Party had not accurately tabulated some of their results. 

While the Democratic Party is yet to finalize the results, reports show South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg winning 13 pledged delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders claiming 12, Sen. Elizabeth Warren taking eight, former Vice President Joe Biden grabbing six, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar picking up one. 

On Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party is expected to hold a press conference to provide an update on the results.