The results of the Iowa caucuses have been delayed.
Americans received their first chance to weigh in on the Democratic presidential primary after months of debating, campaigning and stumping.
But results didn’t come early since there was something of a delay, according to the Iowa Democratic Party.
- Iowa: “We have experienced a delay in the results due to quality checks and the fact that the IDP is reporting out 3 data sets for the first time. What we know right now is that around 25% of precincts have reported, and early data indicates turnout is on pace for 2016.”
Iowa Dems statement on delayed results: pic.twitter.com/bewy9jm5VI— Lissandra Villa (@LissandraVilla) February 4, 2020
- “The integrity of the results is paramount,” said Mandy McClure, communications director of the Iowa Democratic Party. “We have experienced a delay in the results due to quality checks and the fact that the IDP is reporting out three data sets for the first time. What we know right now is that around 25% of precincts have reported, and early data indicates turnout is on pace for 2016.”
Reaction: Social media reacted to the delay, too.
BREAKING: The Iowa caucus.— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 4, 2020
Now onto the Most Dramatic Caucuses Ever— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) February 4, 2020
They’re going to say they’re endorsing both Warren and Klobuchar aren’t they.— James Hamblin (@jameshamblin) February 4, 2020
Iowa Democratic Party says that turnout is on pace for 2016 rather than 2008 (the record year). That should tend to help moderates.— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) February 4, 2020
The Iowa caucus is not viable— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) February 4, 2020
The Iowa results have not been a reliable guide in the past to who was eventually selected.— Cheryl Rofer (@CherylRofer) February 4, 2020
Take some deep breaths.
The big news of the night is Sanders did not run away with it as predicted. But it’s still early. Just 1.7% of the vote is in.— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) February 4, 2020
Hard to tell if this is an actual debacle, or if it feels like a debacle because people on TV are irritated that they don't have any numbers to talk about yet— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) February 4, 2020
CNN’s Ryan Nobles reports the Sanders campaign has been called to a meeting with the Iowa Democratic Party regarding the delay.— Katie Hinman (@khinman) February 4, 2020
this is fun. who else is having fun? super fun time for all.— Tara Golshan (@taragolshan) February 4, 2020
2020: year of fun.
Wolf Blitzer has had enough...he's THIS close to loosening his tie and unbuttoning his top shirt button.— Yashar Ali (@yashar) February 4, 2020
Warren campaign first to raise concerns about irregularities. Predictable that campaigns would.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 4, 2020
Bigger winner tonight: People who want to get rid of Iowa caucuses— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 4, 2020
Have we tried unplugging Iowa and plugging it back in?— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) February 4, 2020
Put Andrew Yang in charge of the math— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) February 4, 2020
by the time this caucus ends I will have established residency and be able to caucus myself— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) February 4, 2020
hear me out but what if we just agreed to break for recess and pick this up again at 9am tomorrow— Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) February 4, 2020
The only possible explanation for the delay is: Donald Trump won the Iowa Democratic caucus!#IowaCaucuses— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 4, 2020
Trump is going to make fun of the Iowa Democratic Party in the morning in a tweet and he’ll be right— David Klion (@DavidKlion) February 4, 2020
The winner of tonight's Iowa caucuses: Trump, who will claim Democrats are in total disarray— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) February 4, 2020
What’s next: President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, which might include a response to what happened in Iowa. It will have a Democratic response from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer, according to the New York Post.
- On Friday, Democratic candidates will have another debate in New Hampshire just days ahead of the state’s primary.