SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP/KCAU) – While voters in Iowa turned out to make their voices heard as they caucused for their choice of a presidential candidate, results from the Iowa Democratic Party have been delayed.
Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Mandy McClure said it had “found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” forcing officials to try to verify results with “underlying data” and the paper trail. Some of the trouble stemmed from issues with a new mobile app developed to report results to the party. Caucus organizers reported problems downloading the app and other glitches.
Democrats were to also report three sets of results during this year’s caucus in Iowa. They are the first alignment, final alignment, and state delegate equivalent. Caucus-goers declared support for their preferred presidential candidate. Only the candidates with the most support survive that round, and after feverish lobbying, supporters of eliminated candidates can make a second choice. Based off those results, state convention delegates would then be determined.
Meanwhile, results from the state’s Republican party have come out and with the incumbent President Donald Trump being the clear winner. Voters for the Republican Party had a single result reported, a single preference choice for president.
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