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With Iowa results still in limbo, Bernie Sanders clear top vote-getter out of New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-.Vt., speaks during the Iowa City Climate Rally at the Graduate hotel on Jan. 12. Sanders discussed his climate policies, the impact of climate change, the Green New Deal, and the dangers of climate inaction in the government.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 12, 2020

Results from the country’s first-in-the-nation primaries on Tuesday night reflected results out of Iowa with Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leading former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in vote counts, despite a media storm around delayed Iowa caucus results and errors in reporting. In New Hampshire, t...

Iowa Democratic Party allocates the most national delegates to Pete Buttigieg despite uncertainty in the results

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg speaks to an audience during a caucus watch party at the Bell Center in Des Moines on Monday, February 3, 2020. At the time of the watch party, no precincts had finalized results. Buttigieg gave a hopeful speech and claimed victory in Iowa.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 9, 2020

After updating data from 55 precincts across the state, the Iowa Democratic Party released results on Sunday showing former South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg leading the delegate count a week after caucus night. Buttigieg was allocated 14 national delegates, followed by Bernie Sanders with 12, El...

Polling high doesn’t mean clear White House path

Polling high doesn’t mean clear White House path

Brooklyn Draisey, Managing Editor

February 6, 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 A few days before Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., announced the end of his White House bid, he encouraged Iowans w...

Grassley, Ernst join Republicans in vote to acquit President Trump

President Donald Trump pauses during a speech at the Iowa GOP’s America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on June 11, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 5, 2020

Republican senators from Iowa Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley joined the majority of their party in voting to acquit President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Wednesday afternoon. The four-month impeachment saga sprung from an Aug. 12 whistleblower complaint alleging that ...

Some fear raucous Iowa Democratic caucuses will threaten first-in-the-nation status

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

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

February 4, 2020

After a night of confusion and uncertainty, the results of the 2020 Iowa caucuses had yet to be announced as dawn broke Tuesday, leading some to renew skepticism of Iowa's future as the first-in-the-nation presidential-nominating contest. As the chaos unfolded across national TV, social networks, and ...

Accessibility issues persist in 2020 Iowa caucuses

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

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

February 4, 2020

At a shopping-mall caucus site in North Des Moines, many Iowans caucused for the first time at the satellite caucus location designed to be inclusive of caucusgoers with disabilities — but disability advocates say measures taken by the Iowa Democratic Party did not do enough to accommodate those...

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders lead in partial Iowa caucus results

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg speaks to an audience during a caucus watch party at the Bell Center in Des Moines on Monday, February 3, 2020. At the time of the watch party, no precincts had finalized results. Buttigieg gave a hopeful speech and claimed victory in Iowa.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 4, 2020

More than 24 hours after the Iowa caucuses, the Iowa Democratic Party released just under three-quarters of Iowa's precinct results in two waves on Tuesday. The early tallies show that former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is leading his Democratic contenders with 26.8 percent of st...

Progressives split the ticket in Iowa

Supporters for Sen. Elizabeth Warren., D-Mass., participate during the caucus at Des Moines Precinct 62 in the Knapp Center on Monday, February 3, 2020. The caucus head count reached 849 people, leaving 127 individuals needed for the candidate to be declared viable. Sen. Warren received 212 in the 1st round total.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES — While results from caucus precincts across Iowa rolled in after midnight, much later than in previous years, one thing was clear — progressive Iowans showed up for Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders Monday night, split...

Where did support for nonviable candidates go in the caucuses?

Supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hold up cards during the caucus at Des Moines Precinct 62 in the Knapp Center on Monday, February 3, 2020. The caucus head count reached 849 people, leaving 127 individuals needed for the candidate to be declared viable. Sen. Warren received 212 1st round total head count votes.

Caleb McCullough and Naomi Hofferber

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES — U.S. Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, businessman Tom Steyer, and sometimes former vice president Joe Biden. While they had fervent supporters and may have nabbed a few delegates at the Iowa caucuses Monday night, these candidates and a few others were ...

Rule changes bring unpredictability to Iowa caucuses

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

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

February 4, 2020

New changes in the caucus rules could have impacted the delay in results of the Iowa caucuses, though some caucusgoers said certain changes helped the night to run more smoothly. A phone app designed to allow precinct captains to easily report results did not work according to plan Monday evening,...

Iowa Republicans back Trump in caucuses, batting away two GOP challengers

President Donald Trump pauses during a speech at the Iowa GOP's America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on June 11, 2019.

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

February 3, 2020

DES MOINES — President Trump handily warded off two GOP challengers in Monday’s Republican caucuses after Iowa Republicans turned out to pledge their support for the impeached president. The Iowa Republican Party announced at 9:38 p.m. Monday that the party broke caucus turnout record set in ...

Inconsistencies in reporting cause for delay in Democratic results

After the final count, attendees leave the democratic caucus at Iowa City West High School on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Out of the six candidates participating, Warren, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar became viable after the first alignment with groups of 171, 120, 114 people respectively and Sanders qualified after the second alignment with 90 people. (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)

Brooklyn Draisey, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

Reporting inconsistencies are the cause for delays in the release of caucus results across the state of Iowa, according to Iowa Democrats Press Communications Director Mandy McClure. McClure said in an email to press that three sets of results had discrepancies in their reporting, so the Iowa Democratic...