The Associated Press is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight race with most precincts reporting. However, the Democratic Party chair has called for a recanvass of the vote following days of uncertainty about the outcome of Monday’s caucuses. AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee said Thursday that because of the irregularities, it is not possible to declare a winner at this point. The AP will continue to review the results from the Iowa Democratic Party as it completes its tabulation, as well as the results of any potential recanvass or recount.
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses. Party leader Tom Perez tweeted Thursday that “enough is enough” after three days of technical issues and delays. Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are nearly tied for the lead with 97% of precincts reporting. Both candidates have declared themselves victorious in Monday’s contest. The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner in the contest. Beyond technical issues and Perez’s concerns, the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to report results from some satellite caucus sites, from which there are still an unknown number of state delegate equivalents to be won.