DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Iowa Democratic Party announced the results of the limited-scope recount requests from the Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders campaigns. The recount process resulted in no change to the National Delegate allocation. Pete Buttigieg has 14 national delegates, Sanders has 12.
Over a two-day period beginning on Tuesday, recount administrators recounted the Presidential Preference Cards from 23 precincts. As a result of the recount, county-level delegate allocation changed in 19 precincts.
As part of the 2020 IDP Caucus changes, Presidential Preference Cards serve as a paper trail of attendance to be used as the exclusive record in the event of a recount. For each precinct, administrators counted the numbered cards to determine overall attendance and viability. Administrators then sorted the two-sided cards reflecting caucusgoers’ first and second preferences to recreate the movement in the room.
To be eligible for a recount, a campaign needed to provide evidence suggesting caucus errors would change the allocation of one or more National Delegates.
The results from the recounted precincts can be found here.