According to a report in The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager says the “actual result” of the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2016 Caucuses may never be known.
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver points to a number factors, including delayed caucus results from a few precincts. He also cites the “arcane” rules for deciding how a presidential candidate can win delegates. There were six coin tosses last night that Clinton won, for example.
There’s also the issue of the “app” Microsoft created for reporting the results. A week ago Sanders campaign started raising red flags, questioning why Microsoft was involved, because Microsoft executives have given to Clinton’s campaign and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated millions to the foundation former President Bill Clinton founded.
At 11:45 a.m., the Iowa Democratic Party announced the final results from last night. According to the party count, Clinton won 3.77 more “delegate equivalents” than Sanders did. The party does not release raw vote totals. More than 170,000 Iowans participated in a Democratic Party caucus last night.