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Caucus Glitch

It’s the crucial leadoff election with no results. The Iowa Democratic Party says results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus have been delayed indefinitely due to “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” in some reporting. Officials with the Iowa Democratic Party said in a phone call during the early morning hours Tuesday that they were manually verifying the results from all of Iowa’s precincts. It’s an embarrassing complication that adds a new layer of doubt to an already uncertain presidential primary season. The party says the problem was not a result of a “hack or an intrusion” and promises that final results will be released Tuesday. Across the state, Democrats balancing a strong preference for fundamental change with an overwhelming desire to defeat President Donald Trump had tried to be recorded.

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