Bernie Sanders internal campaign tabulations show him winning the Iowa Caucus and Joe Biden in a distant 4th.
However, Mayor Pete’s campaign is also claiming their internal tabulations show their candidate winning Iowa.
The Intercept reports With the Iowa Democratic Party unable to collect and release results after the Iowa caucuses on Monday, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders took it upon itself to release the numbers it collected from nearly 40 percent of precincts, tabulated by its campaign organizers.
The Sanders campaign reported that it received 29.7 percent of the vote, closely followed by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 24.6 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 21.2 percent, and former Vice President Joe Biden was fourth at 12.4 percent. Sanders put those numbers out shortly after Buttigieg finished a seemingly triumphant speech in Iowa. The party said it would release the official results on Tuesday.
Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign adviser, explained the decision to release the numbers in a statement. “We recognize that this does not replace the full data from the Iowa Democratic Party, but we believe firmly that our supporters worked too hard for too long to have that work delayed,” he said.
Buttigieg’s campaign also claimed a lead based on internal numbers, telling CNBC that “data provided by 77% of the campaign’s precinct captains showed Buttigieg in the lead. The campaign aide said that internal projections prior to the caucus suggested that the race would be a tie, but that the internal numbers so far showed Buttigieg performing 8 percentage points better than expected, enough to win first place.”
More than 50% fo the results from the Democratic Iowa Caucus last night that will live in infamy as a total debacle will be finally released by 5pm EST, according to Iowa Democratic Chair Troy Price.
Per CNN, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price told Democratic campaigns on a call that “more than 50 percent of all results” will be released.
“We want to get some results out there,” Price told Democratic campaigns on a call with the Iowa Democratic Party that CNN obtained the number for.
He said he is continuing to work through the process of determining what percentage of Iowa results will be released.