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County conventions move to absentee format

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden wave during the watch party for Former Vice President Joe Biden at the Olmstead Center at Drake University on Monday, February 3, 2020. Hundreds of people attended the event to hear Biden speak on the results of the caucus.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 14, 2020

As rules around social distancing make hosting crowded conventions impossible, Iowa’s Democrats are choosing who will represent the party at the Democratic National Convention through an absentee voting process. The Democratic County Conventions, originally scheduled for March 21, were first...

Trump beat Obama’s Iowa caucus turnout, but turnout record claim needs explaining

Trump beat Obama’s Iowa caucus turnout, but turnout record claim needs explaining

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 24, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Marissa Payne In case you missed it: Though Trump’s turnout numbers were higher than Obama’s, recording exact tur...

Michael Bloomberg drops presidential bid after Super Tuesday, endorses Biden

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of Everytown for Gun Safety.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Michael Bloomberg announced his exit from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after amassing just 12 delegates so far from Super Tuesday primary states. One of the wealthiest people in the world, Bloomberg self-funded his short campaign, spending $409 million as of the end of January,...

Klobuchar ends Presidential bid, will endorse Biden

Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks during the first annual Finkenauer fish fry at Hawkeye Downs on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer hosted eight presidential candidates for a fish fry focused on jobs and infrastructure.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 2, 2020

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday, failing to keep the momentum from beating polling expectations in Iowa and New Hampshire.  Klobuchar will endorse fellow moderate candidate Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas, Texas Monday night,...

Pete Buttigieg ends presidential bid

Former Mayor of South Bend Ind. Pete Buttigieg hosts a town hall at Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Building Armory on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. Buttigieg is a democratic hopeful for the 2020 Presidential election.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 1, 2020

Pete Buttigieg dropped his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, failing to keep his campaign's momentum after narrowly winning the Iowa caucuses in early February. In South Carolina's primary on Saturday, Buttigieg took a distant fourth place, receiving no delegates. Butti...

Final caucus results: Pete Buttigieg holds on to lead after caucus recount

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Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party announced the results of the recount of 23 precincts in a press release on Thursday, solidifying and strengthening Pete Buttigieg’s slight lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegate equivalents. Delegate counts were corrected at 19 precincts, putting Buttigieg’s final sta...

Iowa Democratic Party corrects 29 precinct results after recanvass

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Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party announced the correction of 29 precinct caucus results after a recanvass that concluded Tuesday, the party said in a press release. Twenty-six results were changed because the precinct didn’t properly apply the rules of the delegate selection plan, and three precincts were ...

New Iowa Democratic Party chair has eyes set on November

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Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 17, 2020

Newly elected Iowa Democratic Party Chair Mark Smith said his top priority is electing Democrats up and down the ticket in November, assuming his role in a hotbed of controversy with a caucus process that is still under investigation. “Our goal is to defeat [Iowa’s Republican Sen.] Joni Ernst...

Iowa Democratic Party announces state Rep. Mark Smith as new leader

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Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

February 15, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party announced a new leader on Saturday, after a week of delayed results riddled with inconsistencies drew ire from national party members and campaigns. State Rep. Mark Smith, of Marshalltown, was elected as the new chair by a majority vote of the Iowa party's state central c...

By the numbers: The figures that defined the Iowa caucuses

University of Iowa students caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday February 3, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

February 12, 2020

Before absent results from the Iowa caucuses caught national attention, candidates traveled across the state, racked up hundreds of campaign stops, and shoveled millions of dollars into local advertising. The Daily Iowan looked back at the numbers that defined the race for candidates in the lead up...

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price resigns amid caucus controversy

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price discusses the Iowa caucuses in an interview for The Daily Iowan at Prairie Lights on Friday, May 5, 2019. (Jenna Galligan)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 12, 2020

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price resigned Wednesday after more than a week of criticism over delayed and inconsistent caucus results. The Democratic National Committee pushed Iowa to make the caucuses more accessible this year, which resulted in several rule changes to increase transparency with ...

Iowa Democratic Party approves recanvass requests

University of Iowa students form lines during the caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday February 3, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party approved the full recanvass requests from the Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns, according to a press release on Wednesday. The recanvass is expected to begin Feb. 16 On Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party announced that it had received requests fr...