What is Bernie Sanders Saying About the Iowa Results?

politics
February 03, 2016Feb 03, 2016

The Iowa caucus results for the Democrats were incredibly close. Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders by a fraction of a percent — and was awarded slightly more caucus delegates as a result.

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Now Bernie Sanders is challenging those results — and asking for a recount! This has happened before; with the Republican party in 2012, Mitt Romney was originally declared the winner. After a recount which took time, Rick Santorum was actually found to be the winner.

With over 1,600 precinct locations, it is easy for a few votes to be miscounted. In the case of Iowa, there were apparently 6 locations where the winner was decided by a coin toss. As Bernie Sanders then stated, it seems somehow inappropriate for a democracy to decide results in a coin toss!

So far the Iowa Democratic party has said they would not do a recount, but pressure may build on them to honor the will of the people and make sure the count was correct.