Review Reveals Errors in Iowa Democratic Caucus, Nudging the Final Tally

msnbc iowaThe results, it seems, are still not quite in.

After decrying the Iowa Democratic caucus as a “debacle” in an editorial and demanding a complete audit to the process, the Des Moines Register reported Friday that the final tally was being amended, as a review revealed errors in the vote count.

“Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced in people’s precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results websites.

To take just one example, in one precinct, caucus-goers, the precinct secretary, and a local college paper all reported the same tally — Bernie Sanders with 19 county delegates to Hillary Clinton‘s 7 — but the party said the count was 18-8. (In a much derided move, some county delegates were apparently determined by coin toss, though it was not clear how many — and what the net result of those tosses was.)

The change in the number of county delegates in that one precinct “represents a change of .072 state delegate equivalents — not even a tenth,” wrote the Register, which is tracking the changing data on their site here. In aggregate, the number of corrections are changing the slim margin between Clinton and Sanders.

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[h/t Des Moines Register]


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