Iowa Democrat Party agrees to partial caucus result recanvass

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks about the delay in Iowa caucus results Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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UPDATED 3:10 PM PT — Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Iowa Democrat Party has accepted requests from two presidential campaigns for a partial recanvass of the caucus results. On Wednesday, party Chairman Troy Price sent letters to the Sanders and Buttigieg campaigns to inform them of the decision.

The process is expected to last two days and will begin on Sunday. The candidates will get more information about cost and a timeline on Friday before having to decide if they want to move forward.

This combination of Jan. 26, 2020, photos shows at left, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo)

After days of delay, the state party released results last week, which showed Buttigieg narrowly leading Sanders. However, they failed to declare a winner outright.

“In every step of the process, we have held high our responsibility to not rush to judgement, to ensure the information we share are the facts and nothing else, and to stay focused on our end goal and not let distractions hamper us from our progress,” stated Price.

The requests for a recanvass cover 82 precincts and all 61 in-state satellite sites. Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign has signaled it may request a recount in the future.

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