As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the Iowa Democratic Party had reported 96.94% of the Democratic caucus results or 1711 of the state’s 1765 precincts.
The numbers formed an anticlimax to the bungled caucus-night process that left voters frustrated and broadcast pundits full of dead air.
Statewide voting totals gave the lead to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 44,753 votes, an increase of 2,081 votes after realignment. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in second place with 42,235 votes, and increase of 5,517 on the first alignment.
Third place was captured by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 34,312 votes, with fourth place taken by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with 23,051 votes and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar in fifth place with 20,525 votes.
In terms of state delegate equivalents (SDE), Buttigieg leads with 550 SDEs, followed by Sanders at 547, Warren at 381, Biden at 331 and Klobuchar with 255 SDEs.
The vote and delegate totals are not yet final as preference cards remain to be counted.
Voting among Dallas County caucus goers differed significantly from statewide patterns. Buttigieg captured the most Dallas County votes by a wide margin, taking 1,926 votes to second-place Warren’s 1,159. Biden placed third in Dallas County with 1,085 votes. Sanders was a distant fourth with 840 votes county-wide, and Klobuchar captured 655 votes.
Results in the Perry-area precincts — Perry 1, Perry 2, Perry 3 and Spring Valley/Dallas — gave the most votes to Buttigieg with 109 votes after realignment. Biden received 105 votes, Warren 66 votes, Sanders 64 votes and Klobuchar tallied 0 votes after realignment.
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