Local voters help choose Democratic Caucus winner

The results are finally in for the Iowa Caucuses, after problems with a new reporting process delayed the tally of votes in the closely watched, first-in-the-nation presidential contest. The most anticipated result of the caucuses held Monday, Feb. 3 was who Iowa Democrats would select as their preferred choice to be their nominee for president.

With all precincts now reporting, the Iowa Democratic Party has declared former South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigieg as the winner with 564 state delegate equivalents (SDE) and 14 national delegates. Taking a close second place in the delegate tally is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with 562 SDE and 12 national delegates.

Sanders led Buttigieg in the popular vote, as he received 45,842 votes in the final tally, compared to Buttigieg with 43,274.

Third place went to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren with 388 SDE and eight national delegates, while fourth place went to former Vice President Joe Biden with 340 SDE and six national delegates. Also receiving one national delegate was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, as she received 264 SDE.

Voters in Winnebago County helped to make Buttigieg the statewide winner, as he received the most delegates in the county. County delegate totals for the candidates include Buttigieg with 14, Warren seven, Sanders six, Klobuchar five, Biden four, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang with three.

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