Feb 18, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

Buttigieg and Sanders going in for a handshake

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night that he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Pete Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

What they're saying: Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement: "We now believe a recount will give Sen. Sanders enough State Delegate Equivalents to put him over the top by that metric as well. We want to thank the people of Iowa, our supporters, our volunteers and everyone who made this possible."

By the numbers: Buttigieg now has 563.207 state delegate equivalents and Sanders has 563.127. But awarded pledged delegates have not changed, with Buttigieg receiving 13 and Sanders 12.

  • The Associated Press remains unable to declare a winner based on the available information.

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