Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez is calling on Iowa Democratic officials to immediately recanvass Monday's caucus vote after days of uncertainty and growing concerns about "inconsistencies" found in the data.
H/T: NBC News
"Enough is enough," Perez said in a tweet. "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."
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.— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 6, 2020
The Iowa Democratic Party said in a statement on ‘developments’ in the 2020 Democratic Caucuses, “Should any presidential campaign in compliance with the Iowa Delegate Selection Plan request a recanvass, the IDP is prepared."
“In such a circumstance, the IDP will audit the paper records of report, as provided by the precinct chairs and signed by representatives of presidential campaigns. This is the official record of the Iowa Democratic caucus, and we are committed to ensuring the results accurately reflect the preference of Iowans.”
Tom Perez steps in just as the last unreleased results threatened to put Bernie over the top and calls for the whole count to stop and be scrapped and started all over again. https://t.co/1i92wVsbzU— Current Affairs (@curaffairs) February 6, 2020
IOWA IMPLOSION GETS WORSE: DNC Chair Calls for Total Statewide ‘Recanvass,’ Results in Doubt https://t.co/uYfJm1UfZL— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 6, 2020
Bernie Sanders is claiming victory in the Iowa caucuses, though the race officially remains too close to call and the DNC chairman has called for a recanvass. Incomplete state party results show Pete Buttigieg with a slight lead in the state delegate count https://t.co/4lksabvpz8— POLITICO (@politico) February 6, 2020
#BernieSanders supporters ought be pretty darn mad right about now. The establishment stole the nomination from him in 2016 - and tonight, it appears they’re about to do it again! Here’s the evidence: #TrishRegan pic.twitter.com/RrFPHYiMRX— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) February 6, 2020