Des Moines Register Calls for Audit of Sanders-Clinton Result in Iowa


Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders. (photo: Getty)
Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders. (photo: Getty)

 

Ben Kamisar | The Hill | Reader Supported News | February 4, 2016

he Des Moines Register is calling for a “complete audit” of the Iowa Democratic caucuses in light of concerns by Bernie Sanders about the razor-thin margin.

“Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day with jokes about missing caucusgoers and coin flips,” the Register’s editorial board writes Wednesday night.

“That’s fine. We can take ribbing over our quirky process. But what we can’t stomach is even the whiff of impropriety or error,” it wrote.

Hillary Clinton edged out Sanders by just 0.2 percentage points, a margin the Register notes would trigger recounts in other states. Sanders’ campaign has said it is working with its Iowa staff to confirm those results, which the party certified early Tuesday morning.

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