With 97 percent of Iowa precincts reporting, a clearer picture of where the Democratic presidential candidates stand has taken shape.
According to the latest results, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are nearly tied, with the Vermont senator receiving 26.1 percent of state delegates and the former South Bend Mayor with 26.2 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in third at 18.2 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden fourth with 15.8 percent.
Biden acknowledged Wednesday "we took a gut punch in Iowa," telling a crowd in New Hampshire that they would need to "fight for this nomination."
So: With 97% of vote counted, Iowa caucus results are:— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 6, 2020
Sanders 44,753 26.5%
Buttigieg 42,235 25.0%
Warren 34,312 20.3%
Biden 23,051 13.7%
If no big changes in last 3 percent of vote, bottom line: Sanders won, Buttigieg did well, Warren OK, Biden bad, bad, bad. pic.twitter.com/lNNoj7KQ9T
Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Troy Price said in a call with state party officials Wednesday night that the complete results should be released Thursday morning.
According to CNN, he also promised an independent review.
A person on the call told CNN that Price defended Shadow, the company that created the failed app. He said Shadow put a full proposal in -- while Microsoft and others did not. Iowa selected Shadow after Nevada already signed on with the firm.
Price promised an independent review of the counting controversy, a person familiar with the call said, and was defended by Iowa labor leaders on the call. (CNN)
He also placed blame for part of Monday's confusion and delay on Trump supporters flooding the hotline that precinct chairs were using.