Errors Found: Hillary Clinton's Razor-Thin Iowa 'Win' Under Review

  • by: Alan Duke

Although Iowa's Democratic Party Chair declared Hillary Clinton the winner by a razor-thin margin, a day after her state's caucuses, the Des Moines Register reported Saturday that a review is under way and the party is "making updates where discrepancies have been found."

The final and official result is important for "bragging rights for Clinton or Bernie Sanders as they move ahead into the primary states in the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The newspaper reported that the vote totals are being revised "as errors are being discovered."

The tally so far has Clinton with 49.9% and Sanders at 49.6%. As it stands, Clinton would get 23 of the state's national convention delegates and Sanders earns 21.

"Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis," Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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