Even as Hillary Clinton does her victory lap on the news circuit, proclaiming last night a “great, great night,” many are still wondering if we actually know the true results from — and which Democrat candidate actually won — Iowa’s caucuses.
As the Washington Post reports, Bernie Sanders’ campaign is launching a review of the razor-thin margin in last night’s first-in-the nation caucuses.
“As an empirical matter, we’re not likely to ever know what the actual result was,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign manager, who cited as complicating factors the narrow margin, the “arcane” rules of the caucuses, the delayed reporting of some precincts and the technology used to reports the results.
We reported earlier about missing precinct data that could account for as much as 5% of the total.
And then there’s this.