75 Percent Of Caucus Results Are Now In

Jan 31, 2020

There have been substantial delays in results reporting for the Iowa Democratic caucuses. On Tuesday afternoon, the Iowa Democratic Party released 62 percent of the results. Party Chair Troy Price said what happened with the delay is "completely unacceptable." By Wednesday afternoon, 75 percent of the results have been reported. 

Final Results

Update at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4: Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price hosted a press conference apologizing for technical problems that caused long delays in reporting the first results from the Iowa caucuses. 

“The bottom line is that we hit a stumbling block on the back end of the reporting of the data,” Price told reporters at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. “But the one thing that I want you to know, we know this data is accurate.”

Price said after all of the results have been reported the party will commission an independent review of what happened on caucus night, but he would not give a firm timeline of when the complete caucus numbers would be released.

“We want Iowans to be confident in the results and in the process,” Price said. “And we are going to take the time that we need to make sure that we do just that.”

Update at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4: Shadow, Inc., the company that developed the app for the Iowa Democratic Party, has released a statement: 

Update at 12 p.m. on Feb. 4: The IDP has released the following statement: "Today we informed campaigns that we will be releasing the majority of caucus results at 4p.m. CST. Moving forward- just like we would have on caucus night - we will continue to release results as we are able to. We are also executing our plans and procedures to gather the paper documents and chasing any additional precincts to report results as we normally would on caucus night." - Mandy McClure, IDP Communications Director

The Associated Press is reporting that the Iowa Democratic Party plans to release at least 50 percent of results from Monday's caucuses on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. It was not clear when the final results would be avialable. 

Complications with reporting last night's Iowa Democratic caucus results were due to a coding issue with its smart phone app. That's according to a statement from the Iowa Democratic Party:

"We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results in addition to tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers they report," Iowa Democratic Party's Communications Director Mandy McClure said in a statement Monday night. 

Updated at 1 a.m. on Feb. 3: Several candidates — including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang — addressed their supporters late Monday evening, acknowledging the lack of results and pushing onward to the New Hampshire primary.

The Iowa Democratic Party also held a call with the Democratic presidential campaigns. Several campaign sources told NPR that the call was heated and the party did not say when the caucus results would be released.

At 1 a.m., the party held a call with reporters, and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said that the IDP is "manually verifying all precinct results" and that they expect to have results later today.