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The Latest: Top Democrat wants full accounting of Iowa problems

By The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez wants "absolute transparent accounting" of the technological meltdown that led to delayed results from Monday's leadoff Iowa caucuses. Perez said in a statement Tuesday that "what happened last night should never happen again." Saying it was "clear" the app used to tally caucus results failed, Perez called on…

Buttigieg, Sanders lead as Iowa releases partial caucus numbers

By Steve Peoples, Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a daylong delay late Tuesday showing former Midwestern Mayor Pete Buttigieg and progressive Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the opening contest of the party's 2020 primary season. The results followed 24 hours of chaos as technical problems marred the complicated caucus process, forcing state…

Democrats begin Iowa caucuses, desperate in fight to beat Trump

By Steve People, Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses.  By day's end, tens of thousands of Democrats will have participated in the famed Iowa caucuses, the premiere of more than 50 contests that will unfold…