Bernie Sanders won Iowa caucuses


Bernie Sanders won popular vote in Iowa


Bernie Sanders claimed victory in Iowa caucuses. Bernie Sanders won the Iowa caucuses with the lead of nearly 6,000 votes. It was a close contest. Pete Buttigieg took the early lead as delayed results started to come in.   Buttigieg is runners up. But his campaign is asking for recount. Iowa proved close race as predicted by polls before the caucuses.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez demanded that the Iowa Democratic Party immediately "recanvass" the results of the caucus. Bernie Sanders have won the popular vote and he and Buttigieg are likely to emerge from the process with the same number of national pledged delegates.
The latest caucus results released by the Iowa Democratic Party early Thursday morning show Sanders ahead of Buttigieg in the first alignment popular vote 42,672 to 36,718—a lead of 5,954 votes. In the final alignment popular vote, as Common Dreams reported earlier, Sanders is leading Buttigieg by more than 2,500 votes—44,753 to 42,235.
Bernie said to his supporters that "what I want to do today, three days late, is to thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us at the Iowa caucuses on Monday night," Sanders said during a press conference in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Even though the vote tabulations have been extremely slow, we are now at a point with some 97% of the precincts reporting where our campaign is winning the popular initial vote by some 6,000 votes."
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