The party received reports from the campaigns of Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.
Following a chaotic delay, due in part to a new app used to report the results of the Iowa caucuses, results from 100% of precincts finally came in late Thursday, three days after the caucuses. No national delegates have been awarded yet, however, pending review of the results.
The deadline had been noon CT/1 p.m. ET on Friday, but the party said it was moving the deadline to the same time on Monday, giving campaigns three additional days to review the results and decide whether they want to challenge them.
The state party added that campaigns have until Saturday at noon CT/1 p.m. ET to „submit documentary evidence of inconsistencies between the data reported and the records of result for correction.“
Party officials on Friday invited presidential campaigns to report errors in the delegate count and gave them until noon Saturday to do so. The campaigns also have until noon Monday to ask for a recanvass of results from all 1,700-plus precincts — a deadline the party announced it had extended about 30 minutes before the initial deadline of noon Friday expired.
But what is Perez asking for, and what can state officials do?
First, under Iowa Democratic Party rules, Perez can’t require that results be recalculated, but presidential campaigns have until noon Friday to make a request. It was not immediately clear whether any planned to do so.
Polk County Democrats Chairman Sean Bagniewski later confirmed to ABC News that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results — meaning the national party committee is actively engaging in calling the leaders of each precinct in order to verify the results.
And one Democratic official was told that the DNC was „taking over“ the accounting. The official said that to their knowledge, this has never happened before.