They tried to, I think, promote an app to report the results. "Tonight, an improbable hope became an undeniable reality".
Similar scenarios played out across the state.
Of the four main candidates Mr Buttigieg waited until last to speak publicly, suggesting he felt he had won, and delivered what appeared to be a victory speech. "I plan on supporting Elizabeth Warren, which, if she's not viable, I'm Bernie Sanders". Amy Klobuchar trail behind.
Trump took a swipe at the Democrats, 11 of whom are contenders in the state-by-state battle to face him in November. "Partial data reporting due to a coding error" is the sort of thing THAT WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP IN A PRACTICE RUN", commentator Esoteric Jeff pointed out.
This caucus was one of 27 out-of-state caucus sites across the globe - 24 in the United States and three overseas.
Berman asked if the Biden campaign is only complaining because they don't like the likely results, and Bedingfield shared some points from the campaign's "internal data" that suggested the former VP had performed better than expected.
That's because Democrats choose their overall nominee based on delegates. Coin flips are not used to decide which candidate wins a state convention delegate or national convention delegate.
Between the lines: We don't yet know exactly what happened in Iowa.
All claimed to be encouraged by Iowa voters in Monday's voting, especially Vermont Sen.
The glitch, which did not affect paper records of the vote, caused confusion and left the caucus results unknown early Tuesday.
However, it's not just Sanders' supporters, but also those of Pete Buttigieg have been celebrating win somewhat prematurely.
As the Iowa caucus results were delayed and delayed, candidates began taking the stage at rallies to discuss the situation.
"This is an unbelievable explanation", one participant on the call shouted, according to BuzzFeed.
The caucuses were already facing plenty of headwinds amid criticism that the overwhelmingly white state isn't representative of the country's diversity.
Trump's campaign revelled in the chaos.
The failure of Democrats to report timely results meant viewers went to bed not knowing what it all meant.
But despite the denials from the IDP that anything was wrong with the app, multiple county chairs on Monday night told NPR that there were, in fact, malfunctions that delayed reporting.
As the clock struck midnight in Iowa, official results still hadn't come in.
It was unclear when official results would be released. But the party said two weeks later that Rick Santorum had won by a 34-vote margin.
"The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster".
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