What’s next? Chaotic Iowa Caucus finally wraps up as attention turns to New Hampshire

Questions are growing louder about whether Iowa should be first

Troy Price, Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, addresses the media about the delayed results from the Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Getty)

The focus of the political world is now on New Hampshire, with the state’s primary taking place Tuesday.

But before looking ahead to that race, here’s a wrap up of what took place in Iowa last week.

Delayed results lead to chaos

It wasn’t a good look for Iowa during its caucus, and as a result, many pundits are questioning whether the state should be the first to hold its election during primary season.

Due to discrepancies in counting, it took nearly two days for every precinct to report, when many were expecting full results to be in by Monday night or early Tuesday.

The result ended up being a virtual dead heat between former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Was there a winner for Democrats?

The Associated Press didn’t declare a winner originally because of how close the vote was. But on Sunday, the Iowa Democratic Party gave the most delegates to Buttigieg, who was granted 14 delegates to 12 for Sanders.


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