Iowa Democratic Party Releases Nearly All Caucus Results

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Iowa Democratic Party Releases Nearly All Caucus Results
The Iowa Democratic Party said the holdup was due to inconsistencies in data obtained from a mobile app used to report vote tallies.
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Three days after the 2020 Iowa caucuses, Democratic candidates have almost all of the results.

As of early Thursday morning, the Iowa Democratic Party had released results from 97% of the state's precincts. Pete Buttigieg is in the lead with 26.2% of the vote, but Sen. Bernie Sanders is trailing him by just a hair, at 26.1%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar round out the top five. 

The party blamed the delayed results on a mobile app used to report the vote tallies. The party said Tuesday the information being put into the app was accurate, but a coding error meant state party officials only saw partial data.

The lack of results didn't stop candidates from declaring success on caucus night. 

"Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious," Pete Buttigieg said. 

"We know there are delays. But we know one thing: We are punching above our weight," Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. 

"I have a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well here in Iowa," Sen. Bernie Sanders said. 

Most Democratic candidates are now focused on New Hampshire, which will hold its primaries on Tuesday. 

Contains footage from CNN.