Still no answers in Iowa for Dems

A mobile app glitch prevented Democrats from knowing who won Monday's first-in-the-nation caucuses in Iowa.
The incident has proven to become a headache, muting whatever enthusiasm the presidential hopefuls hoped to build.


National News

February 4, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Caucus participants gather Monday in Iowa. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new mobile app was supposed to help Democratic officials quickly gather information from some 1,700 caucus sites throughout Iowa. Instead, it’s being blamed for delays that left the results unknown the morning after the first-in-the nation nominating contest.

Glitches with a new mobile app Monday caused confusion, and some caucus organizers were forced to call in results for the state party to record manually, introducing delays and the possibility of human error. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price said the delays were not the result of a hack or intrusion.

The party said it expects to release data later today after manually verifying its data against paper backups.

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