Iowa Democratic Party Makes Plans to Start Partial Recanvass of Caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party agreed to a partial recanvass of the caucuses after two presidential candidates challenged the final results.

The campaigns of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 38, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78, made the requests for a partial recanvass on Monday before a deadline set by the state party.

The Iowa Democratic Party sent letters to the campaigns on Wednesday accepting the requests. Party chairman Troy Price told the campaigns that the audit will be overseen by recanvass administrators, will start on Feb. 16, and will last two days.

Up to two representatives from each presidential campaign will be allowed to oversee the precinct recanvass on site but the recanvassing room wont be open to the public or press.

The state party will send the campaigns on Friday details on the costs associated with the recanvass and the expected timeline and the campaigns will have 24 hours to decide whether to proceed or not.

Sanders requested a recanvass of three satellite sites and 25 precincts.

Buttigieg wants a recanvass of all satellite sites in the state as well as 57 precincts. In total, they requested a recanvass of 143 unique precincts, Price said at a press conference in Des Moines on Tuesday.

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane OMeara Sanders as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., U.S.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., U.S.
Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to supporters at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

“Throughout this process, we thank the campaigns for their patience and open lines of communication. The Sanders and Buttigieg campaigns, in particular their Iowa teams, have been partners with the IDP since the beginning, and we remain committed to bringing the 2020 Iowa Caucus to completion. It is Read More – Source

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