Branstad Says Iowa Caucuses ‘Handled Very Well’

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in Iowa shrank over the weekend.

Last Monday’s caucus was the closest Democratic results in history, so the Iowa Democratic Party reviewed the results of 14 precincts. They found five precincts had errors, but the results stay the same.

The new results show Clinton on top with 49.84 percent of the state delegate equivalents. Bernie sanders had 49.59 percent.

Democrats refuse to release how many votes overall each candidate received, it is unknown if Clinton actually received more votes than Sanders or if she just received more delegates.

Gov. Terry Branstad talked Monday about how the caucuses are run.

“We had those issues in the Republican side four years ago. I think the party made adjustments and changes to improve the system to avoid the problems that were identified, and we had record turnout. A 50 percent increase over previous four years and it was handled very well,” he said.

Branstad did call the issue a party matter and called for the Democrats to modernize their system.


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