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The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says...

Dems lay a big caucus egg: No results from Iowa election

By STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT, and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic party officials in Iowa worked furiously Tuesday to deliver the delayed results of their first-in-the-nation caucus, as frustrated presidential candidates claimed momentum and plowed ahead in their quest for the White...

Iowa caucus takeaways: Voters send message, but count a mess

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, JOSH BOAK, and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats tried out some new rules for reporting the results of its caucuses that start the presidential nominating press. It did not go well, and as a result, the impact is somewhat muted. Still, voters gave strong opinions on...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Democratic voters seek fundamental change

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first voters to make their choice in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination are desperate for fundamental change to the political system.Roughly two-thirds of Iowa caucusgoers said supporting a candidate who would...

Official: Iowa caucus turnout on pace to match 2016 levels

By RYAN J. FOLEY and SARA BURNETT | February 3, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Turnout for Monday's Iowa caucuses was on pace to match 2016 levels based on early data, a state party official said, even as some sites reported long lines and a record number of people participating as Democrats began choosing...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Dems split on best challenger for Trump

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats are fiercely united by the goal of unseating President Donald Trump, but they were sharply divided Monday over which candidate was best equipped to do so, according to the AP VoteCast survey.Iowa, which hosts the nation's...

Online misinformation fuels doubt as 2020 vote kicks off

By DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ | February 3, 2020

Well before Iowans cast the first ballots of the 2020 presidential race, an insidious campaign to seed distrust in the election process was already underway.Conservative and liberal activists took to social media to push outright false or unproven claims...

Snubbing Iowa, Bloomberg charts his own path in 2020 contest

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | February 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Iowa? Who cares.On the day the 2020 presidential election kicks off with the Iowa caucuses, Michael Bloomberg was half a continent and a leap of faith away in California, where the Democratic candidate sought to bring attention...

AP Explains: New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are never simple.On Monday, voters who have gathered at more than 1,600 caucus sites will begin their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. After a feverish round of lobbying, supporters...

AP Explains: In Iowa, complex caucus now even more intricate

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iowa caucuses, a staple of the early election season in a U.S. presidential election year, are never simple. And they’re going to seem even more intricate this year — especially if you’re on the outside looking in.Three sets...

Everything you need to know about the Iowa caucuses

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?They’re essentially small local meetings where neighbors and strangers stand up to show their support for a particular candidate, and to persuade others to join them. Iowa’s...

2020 Watch: Now it’s time for real votes to shape field

By STEVE PEOPLES | February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to Iowa caucuses: 0Days to general election: 274———THE NARRATIVEThe end of the beginning is here. After a year...