Tom Perez was blasted on social media after calling for a “ReCanvass” after the Iowa Caucus fiasco.
Enough is enough.
In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.
Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) February 6, 2020
Here is just a small sample of the responses blasting Perez.
Will the Russians or Ukrainians please tell us who won in Iowa.
The suspense is killing me!
— Kambree Kawahine Koa – Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@KamVTV) February 6, 2020
Just admit it.
— Steph (@steph93065) February 6, 2020
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 6, 2020
— ❌❌ Captain Chaos ❌❌ (@tonyr951) February 6, 2020
I can’t believe I’m actually watching a repeat of the 2016 election.
If I were a democrat, I would be outraged at how you’re handling this Iowa caucuses sham.
This is incredibly undemocratic.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) February 6, 2020
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 6, 2020
Chicago Tribune reports Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are nearly tied in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, with nearly all results counted in a contest marred by technical issues and reporting delays.
The race remained too close to call early Thursday with 97% of precincts reporting. Party officials were scrambling to verify the remaining results three days after Iowans gathered at caucus sites across the state to begin choosing which Democrat will take on President Donald Trump in November.
A new batch of results released just after midnight narrowed the margin between Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Sanders, the progressive senator from Vermont. Buttigieg has a lead of three state delegate equivalents out of 2,098 counted. Sanders leads in raw vote totals in both the first and second rounds of voting.
The deadlocked contest gives both Buttigieg and Sanders a burst of momentum as they seek to pull away from the crowded field. The nearly complete results show them leading Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar trailing behind.