Following delayed caucus results from the Iowa Democratic Party, party chairman Troy Price announced his resignation on Wednesday. In his resignation letter, Price said caucuses across the state ran well, “However, there is no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work. It was simply unacceptable. It is why I called for an independent review of the decisions and processes that lead to this failure. While this process is just beginning, know that the IDP is not the only party to blame for what happened last week. We worked collaboratively with our partners, our vendors, and the DNC in this process, and I am confident the review will be able to determine exactly what went wrong, what went right, and how we can avoid this from ever happening again.” There has been some question as to whether the delayed results and confusion will cause Iowa to lose it’s first in the nation caucus position.
Senator Charles Grassley tells KCII News he thinks Iowa will remain at the front of the line, “I think we’re going to still be first in the nation next year. There’s always this sort of doubt, I mean in 2024, there’s always this sort of doubt expressed after every caucus season, but I’m for sure it’s going to happen based on the fact that the President tweeted about it that he’s going to support Iowa being first in the nation.”
The Iowa Democratic Party will be recanvassing results for 82 precincts, per requests from the Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg campaigns. That recanvass will begin Sunday and is expected to take two days. One of the requested recanvass precincts was Ward 2 in Washington.