Sanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass

Sanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight MORE (I-Vt.) will ask the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass some precincts in the Iowa caucuses after reporters and others on Twitter pointed out irregularities in the final delegate calculations.

A Sanders campaign official confirmed to The Hill in an email that the campaign will seek a "partial" recanvass, but it wasn't immediately clear how many precincts would be contested.

The announcement comes shortly after the Iowa Democratic Party released updated totals for the state's caucuses held last week following days of uncertainty over the contest's winner.


Totals released by the party on Sunday indicated that former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession MORE (D) would receive two more pledged delegates from the contest than did Sanders — 14 and 12, respectively. No other candidate won 10 or more delegates in the caucuses.

Some journalists, including The Appeal's Daniel Nichanian, noted that even after Sunday's update some of the delegate calculations remained incorrect, including one case where a precinct allocated more state delegates than it had to allocate.

The Iowa Democratic Party did not immediately return a request for comment on the recanvass request.