Iowa caucuses results delays caused by mobile app glitch

epa08191456 Supporters cheer as former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Pete for America caucus night watch party in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus for the 2020 Democratic presidential race at Drake University Bell Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 03 February 2020. EPA-EFE/GARY HE

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A new mobile app was supposed to help Democratic officials quickly gather information from some 1,700 caucus sites throughout Iowa. Instead, it’s being blamed for delays that left the results unknown the morning after the first-in-the nation nominating contest.

AP reports that glitches with a new mobile app Monday caused confusion, and some caucus organizers were forced to call in results for the state party to record manually, introducing delays and the possibility of human error. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price said the delays were not the result of a hack or intrusion.

The party said it expects to release unofficial results later Tuesday after manually verifying its data against paper backups.

Via AP/ Bloomberg

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