Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they await outcomes to come back in at his caucus evening watch get together on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Senator Bernie Sanders claimed victory within the Iowa caucuses on Monday, citing inner marketing campaign information that positioned him forward of Pete Buttigieg after a serious delay to the discharge of official outcomes.
The first vote of the US election season, Iowa’s caucuses kick off the Democratic main that may decide who challenges Donald Trump in November.
Data launched by the Sanders marketing campaign, which stated it represents outcomes from practically 40 % of precincts in Iowa, reveals the leftist senator garnering 28.62 % of the vote, adopted by average Buttigieg on 25.71 %.
“We recognize that this does not replace the full data from the Iowa Democratic Party, but we believe firmly that our supporters worked too hard for too long to have the results of that work delayed,” Sanders advisor Jeff Weaver stated.
The information collected by Sanders marketing campaign volunteers confirmed progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren in third place, with 18.42 % of the vote, with former vice chairman Joe Biden slipping to fourth place on 15.08 %.
The solely different candidate polling above 10 % was Amy Klobuchar, on 10.93.
Monday’s contest turned bitter after main hiccups within the reporting course of prevented the discharge of official outcomes.