Iowa Democratic Primary-results delayed


Iowa Caucus- delay in results raised question



The results of Iowa democratic primary have been delayed. No result has been declared so far. This delay has raised serious questions. The opinion polls predicted a close contest in which Senator Bernie Sanders were leading. The Iowa race is crucial for all the front runners for the Democratic Party nomination. The supporters of all the candidates are anxiously waiting for the results to take early advantage in the campaign.
Many people have raised eyebrows over this delay. The Iowa Democratic Party is saying that delay is due to "quality control" issues.   The results of the Iowa caucuses were delayed far later than in past presidential primary seasons.  
The delay due to “quality control" raised chatter online, with people across the political spectrum is questioning precisely what that meant. President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager in a tweet questioned whether the process was "rigged," though there's no evidence to support this at the time. 
The party said it was doing "quality control" on the results before releasing them out of "an abundance of caution." In a statement, the party said that 25% of precincts have reported results, but they have not publicly announced any numbers. 


The delay was linked, in part, to issues with a new app being used by the Iowa Democratic Party to report precinct results. The Iowa Democratic Party has said that "we found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results." 
"This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results," the statement added. 
But it's not entirely out of the ordinary for final results to be delayed. In 2016, for example, it took a day for the full results of the Democratic Iowa caucuses to come in, though the results of the Republican caucuses came in by 10 pm that year. 


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