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NBC News 6 Feb 2020

More Confusion Over Iowa Caucus Results As DNC Calls For A 'Recanvass'

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The winner of the Iowa Caucus historically is the candidate with the most state delegates, but with the final results still uncertain, Bernie Sanders and Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg are locked in a battle for New Hampshire -- where the latest poll shows Sanders leading by just four points.


The Iowa Democratic Party is under newfound scrutiny after DNC chair Tom Perez called on the state party to recanvass results from the Iowa Caucuses.
With 100% of results finally reported, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are essentially tied at the top of the Iowa caucuses. This comes as the Democratic candidates prepare for the New Hampshire debate Friday night. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN AM with the latest from the campaign trail.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said he is "absolutely not" considering resigning in the wake of the Iowa caucus debacle.

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard called for Perez to step down, saying, "Ultimately this is a failure of leadership, and I think the DNC chair Tom Perez should resign."

Perez also said he's "mad as hell" about the chaos in Iowa - where both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg declared victory.
Iowa is set to release caucus results today after a major delay. However, most of the 2020 Democratic candidates have already left for New Hampshire, where the nation's first primary takes place in one week. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins CBSN from Des Moines to break down the latest developments.

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COMMITTEE DEMANDING A RECANVAS AND HAS THE FINAL TALLY IN LIMBO.
RECANVAS AND HAS THE FINAL TALLY IN LIMBO. MORGAN RADFORD HAS
FINAL TALLY IN LIMBO. MORGAN RADFORD HAS DETAILS.
MORGAN RADFORD HAS DETAILS. >> Reporter: MORE
DETAILS. >> Reporter: MORE CONFUSION TONIGHT OVER
>> Reporter: MORE CONFUSION TONIGHT OVER THOSE IOWA CAUCUS
CONFUSION TONIGHT OVER THOSE IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS AS THE HEAD OF
THOSE IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS AS THE HEAD OF THE HEAD OF THE
RESULTS AS THE HEAD OF THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CALLS FOR A
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CALLS FOR A RECANVASS.
COMMITTEE CALLS FOR A RECANVASS. >> IS THAT A BLOW TO
RECANVASS. >> IS THAT A BLOW TO THE PROGRESS HE’S
>> IS THAT A BLOW TO THE PROGRESS HE’S MADE?
THE PROGRESS HE’S MADE? >> I DON’T KNOW
MADE? >> I DON’T KNOW THERE’S SUBSTANTIAL
>> I DON’T KNOW THERE’S SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES TO THE
THERE’S SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCES TO THE POPULAR VOTE.
DIFFERENCES TO THE POPULAR VOTE. >> ARE YOU CLAIMING
POPULAR VOTE. >> ARE YOU CLAIMING VICTORY IN IOWA?
>> ARE YOU CLAIMING VICTORY IN IOWA? >> WHERE I COME FROM,
VICTORY IN IOWA? >> WHERE I COME FROM, MORGAN, WHERE I COME
>> WHERE I COME FROM, MORGAN, WHERE I COME FROM, AND YOU GET
MORGAN, WHERE I COME FROM, AND YOU GET 6,000 MORE VOTES, THAT
FROM, AND YOU GET 6,000 MORE VOTES, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A VICTORY
6,000 MORE VOTES, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A VICTORY TO ME.
SOUNDS LIKE A VICTORY TO ME. >> Reporter: IT IS THE
TO ME. >> Reporter: IT IS THE CANDIDATE WITH THE
>> Reporter: IT IS THE CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST STATE DELEGATES
CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST STATE DELEGATES AND WITH THOSE FINAL
MOST STATE DELEGATES AND WITH THOSE FINAL RESULTS STILL
AND WITH THOSE FINAL RESULTS STILL UNCERTAIN, SENATOR
RESULTS STILL UNCERTAIN, SENATOR SANDERS AND PETE
UNCERTAIN, SENATOR SANDERS AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ARE NOW
SANDERS AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ARE NOW LOCKED IN A BATTLE FOR
BUTTIGIEG ARE NOW LOCKED IN A BATTLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE.
LOCKED IN A BATTLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE. >> NEW HAMPSHIRE IS
NEW HAMPSHIRE. >> NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT THE KIND OF PLACE
>> NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT THE KIND OF PLACE TO LET IOWA OR ANYBODY
NOT THE KIND OF PLACE TO LET IOWA OR ANYBODY ELSE TELL YOU WHAT TO
TO LET IOWA OR ANYBODY ELSE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO.
ELSE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO. >> THE LATEST MONMOUTH
DO. >> THE LATEST MONMOUTH POLL SHOWS SANDERS
>> THE LATEST MONMOUTH POLL SHOWS SANDERS LEADING IN NEW
POLL SHOWS SANDERS LEADING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BY JUST FOUR
LEADING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BY JUST FOUR POINTS WITHIN THE
HAMPSHIRE BY JUST FOUR POINTS WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR AND
POINTS WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT
MARGIN OF ERROR AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND SENATOR
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN STILL
JOE BIDEN AND SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN STILL TRAILING AND AS THE
ELIZABETH WARREN STILL TRAILING AND AS THE FRONT-RUNNERS BLITZED
TRAILING AND AS THE FRONT-RUNNERS BLITZED THE GRANITE STATE
FRONT-RUNNERS BLITZED THE GRANITE STATE AHEAD OF FRIDAY
THE GRANITE STATE AHEAD OF FRIDAY NIGHT’S DEBATE, VOTERS
AHEAD OF FRIDAY NIGHT’S DEBATE, VOTERS SAY DESPITE THE CHAOS
NIGHT’S DEBATE, VOTERS SAY DESPITE THE CHAOS ON CAUCUS NIGHT THEY
SAY DESPITE THE CHAOS ON CAUCUS NIGHT THEY STILL HAVE FAITH THAT
ON CAUCUS NIGHT THEY STILL HAVE FAITH THAT THEIR VOTE WILL COUNT.
STILL HAVE FAITH THAT THEIR VOTE WILL COUNT. >> DO YOU FEEL
THEIR VOTE WILL COUNT. >> DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?
>> DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT? >> I DEFINITELY FEEL
CONFIDENT? >> I DEFINITELY FEEL CONFIDENT, FOR SURE.

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