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As it happened: Iowa caucus results delayed in confusing start to 2020 Democratic primaries

Voters raise their hand as they gather to choose their Democratic candidate for the 2020 election during Iowa Democratic party 2020 satellite caucus in Paris, France, February 3, 2020.
Voters raise their hand as they gather to choose their Democratic candidate for the 2020 election during Iowa Democratic party 2020 satellite caucus in Paris, France, February 3, 2020. © Benoit Tessier, Reuters

Results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses were delayed over questions of technological “quality control", triggering hours-long waits and growing confusion on the ground. Read our live blog below to see how all the night's events unfolded. 

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  • First results in the caucuses have been delayed due to technical “quality control” problems, likely with a mobile app. The party however stressed the delay was not due to a “hack or an intrusion”.
  • Ahead of the vote, polls showed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former US vice president Joe Biden running neck and neck.
  • The candidates have nevertheless made public speeches with all of them declaring they had put up a good showing in the Iowa caucuses.
  • Trump's campaign immediately seized on the issue to sow doubt about the validity of the results.
  • “Quality control = rigged?” Trump's campaign manager tweeted.

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