With the eyes of the nation upon Iowa, the Democratic candidates for president and their supporters waited for the results of more than 1,600 caucuses across the Hawkeye State.
And they waited and waited.
All are still waiting for results, which are delayed by what the Iowa Democratic Party is calling “inconsistencies” in precincts reporting results in the presidential caucuses.
The party said there was no hack or intrusion into its election system and denied reports that the app used by local precincts to report results had broken down — despite widespread reports that the app indeed did not function.
“The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results,” the party’s communications director Mandy McClure said in a written statement released late Monday night.
The Los Angeles Times has a team of reporters stationed throughout Iowa, and Melanie Mason, Tyrone Beason, Seema Mehta, Matt Pearce and Mark Z. Barabak will continue to report on the ongoing delay and when the results begin to roll in.