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‘Quality control checks’ delay results, Iowa Democrats say

We’re waiting for the first results in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, after more than a year of campaigning. At 8 p.m. Eastern, Democrats in Iowa began to gather in rooms across the state and stand in groups to signal their support for the candidates hoping to face President Trump in November, the first to cast their votes in the Democratic nomination process.

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The candidates included senators who were kept in Washington for part of the past week by the impeachment trial: Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Michael F. Bennet (Colo.). Also competing for Iowa are former vice president Joe Biden; former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and investor Tom Steyer.

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