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2020 Check-In: Unclear Winner In Iowa, As Dems Get Ready For New Hampshire Debate




Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets a group of supporters after arriving in New Hampshire on February 04, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets a group of supporters after arriving in New Hampshire on February 04, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.

Following the Iowa Democratic Party’s release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted. That is a margin of 0.09 percentage points.

However, there is evidence the party has not accurately tabulated some of its results, including those released late Thursday that the party reported as complete. The AP’s tabulation of the party’s results are at 99% of precincts reporting, with data missing from one of 1,765 precincts, among other issues.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party’s seven strongest presidential contenders are preparing for what could be the fiercest debate stage clash of the 2020 primary season as candidates look to survive the gauntlet of contests that lie ahead.

We get the latest. 

With files from the Associated Press. 

With guest host Kyle Stokes

Guests:

Anna Edgerton, politics editor for Bloomberg; she tweets @annaedge4

Trent Spiner, Politico reporter covering the New Hampshire primary, he’s currently in Manchester; he tweets @TrentSpiner