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Iowa's coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results

Election 2020 Iowa Caucus
Posted at 4:15 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 04:15:31-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that prevented the state Democratic Party from reporting results Monday night.

The caucuses were already facing plenty of headwinds amid criticism that the overwhelmingly white state isn't representative of the country's diversity.

The Iowa Democratic Party said Monday night that results were indefinitely delayed because of "quality checks" and "inconsistencies" in some reporting.

It's an embarrassing complication that added a new layer of doubt in the caucus process that has come under increasing criticism.