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Next President of the United Fates of America
Quote:Brent Roske)
DES MOINES, Iowa — After what the Iowa Democratic Party chairman called the closest caucus in its 40-plus year history, the Associated Press called the race for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after a tense night and early morning of trying to account for missing votes in errant precincts.
Late on Monday night, the party informed the campaigns of Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders that it had no results for 90 precincts across the state, which could account for as much as 5 percent of the total vote. The party asked the campaigns for help in getting a tally for those missing results. Then around noon Tuesday, central time, the Iowa said 100 percent of precincts were reporting, sealing Clinton’s narrow win.
“The results tonight are the closest in Iowa Democratic caucus history. Hillary Clinton has been awarded  700.59  state delegate equivalents,  Bernie Sanders has been awarded 696.82 state delegate equivalents, Martin O’Malley has been awarded 7.61 state delegate equivalents and uncommitted has been awarded .46 state delegate equivalents,” state party Chairman Andy McGuire said in a statement.
When the campaigns were informed of the missing votes, shortly after Clinton and Sanders spoke to supporters here Monday night, Sanders aides were highly critical of the party, accusing it of not doing the necessary planning to ensure a competent caucus night.
“We are, right now, calling all our precinct captains on precincts where we have knowledge of what’s missing, to report what we think happened there,” a visibly irate Robert Becker, Sanders’ state director told Roll Call after Sanders’ speech at the Holiday Inn near the Des Moines airport.
“They’ve asked the other campaigns to do the same thing. At the end of the day, there’s probably going to be squabbles on it,” he added.

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