WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has achieved victory in the Iowa caucuses with an advantage of just over 1,500 votes against the second classified, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, according to the official results of the Democratic Party with 100 percent scrutinized that a new count requested by the president of the National Democratic Convention, Tom Perez, be made.
The definitive results of the Iowa neighborhood assemblies place Buttigieg as the candidate with the most support in the votes for the concession of delegates, with a total of 564,012 votes. Sanders is in second place with 562,497 votes, to 1,515 votes of the young mayor of South Bend.
The results leave Senator Elizabeth Warren in third position, with 387,069 support, and fourth to former US Vice President Joe Biden, who has 341,172 votes. Despite being definitive results with 100 percent of the caucuses accounted for, the Democratic Party has not yet placed the distribution of state delegates that corresponds to these results.
The result is also waiting for the recount that the president of the Democratic National Convention, Tom Perez, has asked the Democratic leaders in Iowa to clear all doubts about the process raised by the failures in data transmission .
In the absence of the Iowa Democratic Party publishing the distribution of state delegates of the caucuses, the CBS television network has made a screening in which it places Buttigieg and Sanders with ten delegates each, although the mayor achieves a higher percentage of vote.
This Thursday, Sanders was proclaimed winner of the Iowa caucuses without the Democratic Party having completed the accounting of the results.
According to the US press, Sanders could have won in a popular vote in Iowa but not in the vote for the concession of state delegates, which is the definitive fact because the process of primary and caucus nationwide is decided by the total number of votes of delegates accumulating the candidates for the presidential nomination.
The victory of Buttigieg in the Iowa caucuses has been a clear surprise against previous forecasts and now places him next to Sanders in an optimal position to lead the race for the Democratic nomination in the November presidential elections, in which the current US president , Donald Trump, will opt for reelection as a Republican Party candidate.
Biden, meanwhile, started as a favorite in the race for the Democratic nomination. However, the experience of previous primary processes indicates that the candidate who remains in one of the first two positions in Iowa is the one who ends up achieving the Democratic presidential nomination.
Barack Obama prevailed in the Iowa caucuses in 2008, when he ended up becoming the Democratic presidential candidate, and Donald Trump was second in the Republican appointment in 2016, finishing the race as presidential candidate of the party.