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Members of the audience cheer as Pete Buttigeig takes the stage at the Bell Center following the closing of the polls on Monday, February 3, 2020.

‘Calendar chaos:’ An uncertain future for Iowa Democrats

Liam Halawith, Politics reporter December 6, 2022

Iowa Democrats are uncertain of future party organization following the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel vote on Friday to upend the early presidential nominating calendar ahead...

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-V.T. supporters wait for the results first round of counting at the 62 precinct of Des Moines in the Fieldhouse on the Drake campus on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. 849 people came out to caucus, and after the first round of counting, Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. lead the precinct with 212 votes. Sanders finished second in the caucuses with 26.1% of state convention delegates, 0.1% less than winner Pete Buttigieg.

DNC expected to kick Iowa out of early nominating calendar

Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith December 2, 2022

This is a developing story check back for updates.  The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws committee voted on Friday afternoon to move Iowa out of the early nomination window for...

Iowa House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, responds to reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Iowa Democratic leaders defend Iowa’s first in the nation caucus

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 23, 2022

Iowa Democratic leaders defended the Iowa Caucus’ place in the early window of the presidential nomination process. The leaders pitched a plan to make the Iowa caucus system simpler at the Democratic...

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

Iowa GOP retains first-in-the-nation caucuses; Democrats determined amid uncertainty

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor April 14, 2022

Iowa Republicans affirmed the position of the 2024 GOP caucuses after the Democratic National Committee moved Wednesday to strip Iowa of its guaranteed first-in-the-nation status on the Democrats’...

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

Iowa caucuses in jeopardy despite efforts from Iowa politicos

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 10, 2022

In the midst of discussions between national Democratic leaders to scrap the Iowa caucuses, Iowa’s Democratic party leaders are determined to make the process more accessible in order to keep the...

Johnson County Democrats going virtual for 2022 caucus

Johnson County Democrats going virtual for 2022 caucus

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor January 26, 2022

Johnson County Democrats will hold the midterm caucuses virtually because of the spread of the coronavirus in the county.  “We believe that our caucuses should be open to all Democrats, including...

John Deeth, volunteer from Johnson County Democrats, recounts before assigning delegates during the caucus at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday February 3, 2020.

Independent review finds pressure from DNC, last-minute implementation of app responsible for delayed caucus results

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor December 12, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee received the findings of an independent, internal review of the 2020 caucus reporting delays, concluding that last-minute pressure from the Democratic...

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden speak 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.

So what was the point of the caucuses anyway?

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor August 26, 2020

Joe Biden became the Democratic party’s nominee for president last week, wrapping up a process of more than a year of campaigning that began with more than two dozen presidential hopefuls flooding...

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.

County conventions move to absentee format

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...

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

Fact Check | 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...

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

Michael Bloomberg drops presidential bid after Super Tuesday, endorses Biden

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...

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.

Klobuchar ends Presidential bid, will endorse Biden

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...

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