Tom Perez Orders ‘Recanvass’ As Bernie Sanders Declares Popular Vote Victory

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The Iowa Caucus results remain at 96 to 97 percent, depending on what news you are tracking with both Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Ex-Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 11 delegates. They may be tied in delegates, but that did not stop Sanders from declaring victory today in the popular vote, where he blasted the Iowa Democrat Party by saying

“We are…in Manchester, New Hampshire, today, holding a press conference that should have occurred three nights ago in Des Moines, Iowa, but for the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to count votes in a timely fashion. That screw up has been extremely unfair to the people of Iowa. It has been unfair to the candidates, all of the candidates and all of their supporters.”

While the Sanders campaign has every right to be proud of winning and maintaining the popular lead during this debacle, the contest of Iowa may not be drawing to a close as the New Hampshire primary draws near.

The DNC Chairman Tom Perez has ordered a ‘recanvass’ of Iowa.

Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.

The Iowa Caucus results usually come on the night of the contest, but as of the time of this writing, we are still waiting on the full results. It could be days before we get the final tally of what happened that night in Iowa. It’s safe to say people are not happy as the #ResignTomPerez tweets are starting to grow. 


This story is still ongoing. 

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