Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) slammed the process surrounding the Iowa caucuses while releasing his campaign’s own internal data Tuesday amid growing anger and frustration over the delay of Monday night’s results.
“This was not a good night for democracy,” Sanders told reporters on a plane to New Hampshire.
Campaigns, volunteers and voters have grown furious at the delay in the results, which the Iowa Democratic Party has blamed on reporting issues and an issue with the phone app that was meant to transmit the final tallies.
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Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver said on MSNBC Tuesday that the campaign’s internal tallies show Sanders leading in the final count with 29.66 percent of the state’s delegates. The data was based on 60 percent of the precincts reporting, he said. The campaign had released similar data based on 40 percent of precincts several hours earlier.
A number of other campaigns have also released their internal data from the caucuses, but the official results from the Iowa Democratic Party will not be available until 4 p.m. CT, according to the party’s chairman.
The Sanders campaign’s data showed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) in second place at 24.87 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) at 20.65 percent.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE placed fourth at 12.92 percent, while Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.) rounded out the top six at 11.18 percent, according to the campaign’s data.
The fallout over the delay in results in Iowa has raised questions over the legitimacy and viability of the caucuses.