DNC calls for a 'recanvass' of Iowa results after delays

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of Monday’s Iowa caucus.

This combination of Jan. 26, 2020 photos shows, at left, Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. After a daylong delay, partial results from Iowa's Democratic caucuses showed Buttigieg and Sanders ahead of the pack. (AP Photo)

Technical problems and delays have marred the first contest on the 2020 election calendar.

Party leader Tom Perez tweeted Thursday that “enough is enough” after three days of technical issues and delays.

He says the recanvass is needed to “assure public confidence.”

Following the Iowa Democratic Party’s release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted.

However, there is evidence the party has not accurately tabulated some of its results, including those released late Thursday that the party reported as complete.

Party officials are scrambling to verify the remaining results three days after Iowans gathered at caucus sites across the state to begin choosing which Democrat will take on President Donald Trump in November.

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