The Iowa Democratic Party announced its final Iowa Caucus results at 11:45 a.m. today — confirming the narrowest of finishes ever for the caucuses.
Iowa Democrats don’t announce raw vote totals.
The results are in what’s called “delegate equivalents” — meaning the number of delegates each presidential candidate received, delegates who will advance to the party’s county conventions.
Hillary Clinton received 3.77 more delegate equivalents than Bernie Sanders.
It is the closest Caucus result in Iowa Democratic Party history. The Sanders campaign is holding a conference call to discuss the outcome — and Sanders may ask the Iowa Democratic Party to release raw vote totals. That hasn’t been done since Iowa Democrats started holding these presidential preference caucuses in 1972.
The party is revealing that Democratic turnout topped 170,000 last night.