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2020 iowa caucuses

Iowa Democrats release two-thirds of caucus results with Buttigieg narrowly ahead in delegate count

The results are (partially) in.

Iowa's Democratic party has officially released the first chunk of results from Monday night's presidential caucus. With 62 percent of precincts reporting, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has secured 26.9 percent of the delegates, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is narrowly behind with 25.1 percent. Sanders did beat Buttigieg in the precincts' popular vote by more than 1,000 votes.

The partial results come nearly a full day after Iowans went to caucus Monday night. Results usually come in before the night is over, but a chaotic turn of events involving a third-party app that just didn't work held things up. Iowa has 41 delegates to divvy up between these candidates, but without the full results, there's no way of knowing where they will end up. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said it could be "today, tomorrow, the next day, a week, a month" before the rest of numbers come out.