CHAOS. That’s the only way to describe the Democratic Iowa Caucus. There have been no results from yesterday’s election. The tally boards show zero results. Reports indicate officials will release results later today. All the candidates held late night rallies and then prepared to leave the state to campaign in New Hampshire.
Here are some of the morning headlines after this Reuters video report:
Reuters: Democrats’ bid to challenge Trump off to a messy start in Iowa
The Democratic Party’s effort to choose an election challenger to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump got off to a chaotic start in Iowa, with officials blaming “inconsistencies” for an indefinite delay in the state’s caucus results.
New York Times: 2020 Iowa Caucus Live Updates: Delayed Results Lead to Confusion
The Iowa Democratic Party said it expected to release results later on Tuesday. Some of the Democratic candidates are en route to New Hampshire.
Axios: The 2020 Iowa debacle
The Iowa caucus machinery melted down last night, leaving nervous campaigns and exhausted voters with not a single result. The Iowa Democratic Party hopes to release numbers Tuesday.
The big picture: The debacle overshadowed the winners-losers story of the night, opened Democrats to accusations of incompetence by the Trump campaign and reignited the debate about how long this small, predominately white state should keep its lock on first-in-the-nation status.
Politico: ‘It’s a total meltdown’: Confusion seizes Iowa as officials struggle to report results
A technical meltdown in Iowa Monday night set off bedlam in the critical first contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, triggering competing claims of victory and stoking doubts about the legitimacy of the eventual outcome.