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Iowa Democratic party Chairman steps down following caucus flub

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After the devastating caucus process, the a days long delay in the reporting of the results, and no clear winner, the Chairman of the Iowa Democratic party has been marred by technical problems, resigned from his post.

Chairman Troy price announced his resignation in a letter on Wednesday-a week and a half after the fiasco, the state has threatened vaunted status as the first voting contest of the presidential primary season.

“The fact is that the Democrats deserve better than what happened on caucus night. The chairmanship of this party, I am deeply sorry for what happened and take responsibility for all of the errors in the order of the Iowa Democratic party,” wrote price. “While it is my desire to stay there and see this process to completion, I think it’s time for the Iowa Democratic party to start, you will be pleased, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult.”

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After a breakdown in the counting of results at the Feb. 3 it took until Feb. 6 for the Contracting state operates the series of around 1,700 local meetings country-wide, the question of what the complete results are says.

In these figures, released by the party, the former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders of two state delegate equivalents from 2,152 counted. The is a margin of 0.09 percent.

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The Associated Press said it was not to declare a winner, based on the available information. The results of the Iowa Democratic party, believes the AP reported may not be completely accurate.

The price of the delays in reporting had called “unacceptable.” He said the party would conduct a “thorough, transparent and independent investigation” of what the delays caused. He apologized for the breakdown in the process.

Both Buttigieg and Sanders’ campaigns requested a partial recanvass of the Iowa results, allowed them to be the Iowa Democratic party. The party says it expects the recanvass of more than 80 districts begin on Sunday and last for two days.

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A recanvass will not tell, but a check of the ballot counting against paper entries created by caucus leader, to be sure, the cases have been reported.

The party has said it will not change, errors in mathematics, and the only way to correct it, would be a recount, which the candidate is completed the next option after the recanvass.

Price was elected to his second term as Chairman of the state party in December 2018. In a statement, after his re-election, he noted that he was “incredibly proud” of the success that Iowa Democrats had exams in the year 2018, the Mediterranean, and was looking forward to building.

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“I can’t wait to work with you again, which could very well be one of the most momentous of Iowa Caucasus of our time,” he said.

Price was previously part of a number of Democratic campaigns in Iowa, including those of the former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Price also had served as the party’s executive director and leadership Of one Iowa, a gay rights advocacy group.

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The Iowa Democratic party, introduced new rules for the 2020 contest, the means, the transparency in the process. In previous years, the Iowa Democratic party, only a single number is reported, the number of state delegates won by each candidate.

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For the first time, the party this year, reported two other numbers — who had the most votes at the beginning and at the end of the night.

The additional data is a nod to Sanders and his followers, who argued that the previous rules essentially robbed him of victory in the 2016 race against Clinton. The contest ended in a narrow delegate victory for Clinton in Iowa.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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