Sanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass

Sanders campaign to request partial Iowa recanvass
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay 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 ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm 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.