Apparently due to problems with a new phone app used to report results, the Iowa Democratic party was not able to tally up who won last night's caucuses - the first election in the long primary process created to choose a candidate to take on Donald Trump in November.
Even if one candidate eventually wins by a commanding margin in Iowa, Democrats may still lack clear answers as the race moves on to the other three early voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and SC later in February.
By now you know there are no results from last night's Democrat presidential caucus in Iowa after the new reporting system, built by Clinton staffers, crashed and burned.
Candidates still hint at victory: That lack of reporting hasn't stopped some candidates from guessing how they did, with Bernie Sanders telling a crowd shortly before midnight: "I have a strong feeling that at some point the results will be announced and when those results are announced, I have a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well here in Iowa". In the statement, Iowa Democratic Party communications director Mandy McClure said: "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results".
"This is simply a reporting issue", she said, not "a hack or an intrusion".
'We've had an app before but we've also had a hotline before, and folks have had the option to do that, and so we expect that we´ll be able to report the results in a timely manner this evening, ' he said.
"The delayed results and perception of chaos are embarrassing, but at least we'll know the correct results soon, when all of the local results are finally communicated and cross checked", J. Alex Halderman, professor of cybersecurity specializing in elections at the University of MI said.
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After all the elections are finished, the candidate with the most delegates becomes the Democratic party's presidential candidate.
Registered Democrats gathered across the state Monday night for public votes, or caucuses, to determine who they want to face U.S. President Donald Trump in the November election.
We should know more later today: So who actually won the Iowa caucus? "Instead, the story is the shocking incompetence of the Iowa Democratic Party", University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato told AFP.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared he won the state in a speech given shortly before midnight. "As such, we have not provided any technology to the Iowa Democratic Party, Presidential campaigns, or the Democratic National Committee".
"The app that was meant to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party's back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed", said the letter.
While the other results provide insights into the process, state delegate equivalents have the most direct bearing on the metric Democrats use to pick their nominee.
The uncertainty enraged Democrats anxious it would only strengthen Trump's bid for re-election and prompted some Democratic candidates' campaigns to question whether the results would be legitimate.
Parscale added: "Tonight President Trump posted a record performance in the well-run GOP Iowa caucuses with record turnout for an incumbent".
New Hampshire votes second, on Feb 11, and tradition dictates that the top performers in Iowa board jets and race to The Granite State to capitalize on the momentum.