Iowa officially gives Buttigieg the largest delegate count, readies for New Hampshire vote

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg takes a photo with attendees while campaigning at Dover Middle School in Dover, New Hampshire, USA 09 February 2020. The first in the Nation Primary is to be held in New Hampshire on 11 February 2020. EPA-EFE/KATHERINE TAYLOR

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The Iowa Democratic Party on Sunday allocated delegates based on the results of last week’s Iowa caucuses, giving former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg the largest delegate count, followed closely by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

The party said it would, based on the results of the race it had collected, award 14 delegates to Buttigieg and 12 delegates to Sanders.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, will receive 8 delegates, while former Vice President Joe Biden will receive 6 and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will receive 1, the party said.

Those delegate allocations are based on the revised results from the caucus that the party collected.

Iowa Democratic caucus results are not actual votes cast. The percentages received by candidates, based on returns of the estimated number of state convention delegates won by each candidate through the caucus process, are known as state delegate equivalents, or SDEs.

Iowa sends 41 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The allocation of those delegates is based proportionally on the SDE results.

Meanwhile, the battle between US Democratic presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden has heated up this weekend following the chaos of last week’s Iowa caucus.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, the two candidates continued to attack each other’s record.

Their interviews came after Mr Biden shared a video mocking Pete Buttigieg’s record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

The first primary of the election begins in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

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