With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Buttigieg holds slight lead over Sanders

There were 133 caucus participants at the Bloomington precinct Monday night, 20 were needed in round one to be viable. [Jim Elias photo]

By Wednesday night, the Iowa Democratic Party had released results from 92 percent of the precincts following Monday’s caucuses, with Pete Buttigieg holding a slight edge over Bernie Sanders.

The tally of state delegate equivalents showed Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar trailing behind.

The Iowa Democratic Party caucuses brought tens of thousands of voters out Monday night, but ended in embarrassment for the organizers, which did not offer a timeframe for when all results would be finalized.

Organizers said the delay is due to quality checks and new reporting rules, a complication the Associated Press called embarrassing in an “already uncertain presidential primary season.”

In a statement late Monday night, the party said the delay wasn’t a result of a hack or intrusion, but didn’t offer a timeframe for when results would be released.