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Twitter reacts after Iowa caucus results get delayed

Iowa caucuses for the Democratic Party didn’t go as planned

Jeff Lopez holds his son, Tristan, 4, as they and Jeff’s wife, Jessika, sit in an area for Bernie Sanders supporters during the Woodbury County Third Precinct Democratic caucus, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at West High School in Sioux City, Iowa.
Jeff Lopez holds his son, Tristan, 4, as they and Jeff’s wife, Jessika, sit in an area for Bernie Sanders supporters during the Woodbury County Third Precinct Democratic caucus, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at West High School in Sioux City, Iowa.
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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.”

Representatives from the Iowa Democratic Party told The New York Times that they were meeting to figure out the results and do a quality check.

  • “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.

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.