DNC chair urges recanvassing by Iowa Democratic Party after messy caucuses

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called on the Iowa Democratic Party to “begin a recanvass” of the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Democrats had hoped the count would be complete Thursday, but inaccuracies continued to surface.

“Enough is enough,” Perez said.

With nearly all of the returns calculated, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were nearly tied in terms of the delegates earned, but Sanders declared victory because he got the most overall votes.

“When 6,000 more people come out for you in an election than your nearest opponent, we here in northern New England call that a victory,” Sanders said while campaigning in New Hampshire days ahead of that state’s primary.

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