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Buttigieg declared Iowa winner after technical glitches delay result

  • Amanda Becker and Michael Martina

    Reuters

Washington, United States   /   Fri, February 7, 2020   /   09:28 am
Buttigieg declared Iowa winner after technical glitches delay result Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg greets supporters at a pizzeria in Hampton, New Hampshire the morning after the flawed Iowa caucus on February 04, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Despite a botched election caucus process that has delayed the release of the states results, Buttigieg has declared he had a strong showing in the results. Spencer Platt/Getty Images (Getty Images via AFP/Spencer Platt)

Pete Buttigieg narrowly won Iowa's Democratic presidential caucuses on Thursday after a long delay in releasing the results, reshaping the 2020 race and raising doubts about the future of one-time front-runner Joe Biden, who finished a disappointing fourth.

In the first contest in the race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump for the November election, the moderate 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, edged out progressive Senator Bernie Sanders 26.2% to 26.1%, the Iowa Democratic Party said.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren finished third with 18% of state-delegate equivalents, the data traditionally used to determine the winner, while Biden limped to a disappointing fourth with 15.8%. US Senator Amy Klobuchar finished fifth with 12.3%.