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Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders lead early results — Iowa Democratic Party refuses to say when final numbers will be released


Only partial results were disclosed

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The Iowa Democratic Party on Tuesday afternoon announced partial results from the state's presidential caucuses held Monday evening, and the initial numbers show former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading the pack.

But only 62% of the results were disclosed, and the party refused to offer a timeline for when the final results will be released.

What are the details?

With 62% of precincts reporting, Buttigieg was in the lead at 26.9%, Bernie Sanders close behind with 25.1%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) came in third at 18.3%, and former Vice President Joe Biden was next at 15.6%.

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price held a news conference shortly before the partial results were released, and told reporters the party was still reviewing "irregularities" in reporting of the remaining results, according to The Hill.

Refusing to give a timeline for when those final numbers might be released, Price said, "We're going to take the time we need to do that."

The nation has been waiting for nearly a full day for the IDP to present its results, after the party finally admitted late Monday night that it discovered irregularities. The chaos was met with widespread condemnation of the process and of Democratic Party leaders at the state and national level.

Price released a statement blaming Monday night's debacle on a "coding issue" with the app designed to collect voting data. He claimed that while the app was "recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data."

This is a developing story and will be updated as necessary.

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