Pete Buttigieg wins Iowa count but Bernie Sanders says he will contest result

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US Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has narrowly won the chaotic Iowa caucuses, collecting 14 delegates, ahead of Bernie Sanders with 12, according to the Democratic Party.

The delayed results were marred by multiple technical issues, and the outcome has been subject to complaints and demands for a “recanvassing” check of the vote.

“You can expect us to be asking the Iowa Democratic party for a recanvass of the discrepancies that we have identified and found for them,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN last night.

“It’s been handled incompetently from our perspective.”

-Noah Harte