Hmmmm… Did they hire some officials from crucial Waukesha County?
“The integrity of the results is paramount. We have experienced a delay in the results due to quality checks and the fact that the IDP is reporting out three data sets for the first time. What we know right now is that around 25% of precincts have reported, and early data indicates turnout is on pace for 2016.”
About the three numbers: Iowa Democrats are releasing more information about caucus results than usual this year. There are three sets of numbers we’re expecting:
State delegates won: Each precinct sends delegates to county conventions, who then send delegates to the state convention. The “state delegate equivalents” — the number that’ll be the focus tonight — are the estimated number of delegates candidates have won to the state convention based on their results in each precinct.
The first alignment: The state Democratic Party will release the total number of people at each precinct that lined up with each candidate at the start of the caucuses.
The second alignment: Then, after realignment — the process where those who fall short of 15% are eliminated, with their supporters either choosing a different candidate to back or going home — the state party will release those raw vote totals as well.