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Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after the state’s chaotic first-in-the-nation presidential nomination contest.

Pete Buttigieg ultimately won the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago, in a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders. But the delayed results were marred by multiple technical issues, and the Sanders campaign has asked for a “recanvassing” check of the vote.

In his resignation letter, Troy Price noted that “by all accounts, the precinct and satellite caucus meetings themselves went well.”

“Democrats of all backgrounds came together united in the goal of defeating Donald Trump and electing new leadership for our country,” he said.

“However, there is no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work. It was simply unacceptable.”

Price nevertheless said the Iowa branch of the party was “not the only party to blame,” mentioning the partners and vendors involved in the process.

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