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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...

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...

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...

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.

Pete Buttigieg ends presidential bid

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...

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

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...

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Iowa Democratic Party corrects 29 precinct results after recanvass

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...

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New Iowa Democratic Party chair has eyes set on November

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...

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

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,...

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

By the numbers: The figures that defined the Iowa caucuses

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...

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