With the Iowa Democratic Party reporting results from all precincts Thursday, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigeig has been declared the winner with 26.2 percent of the popular vote. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came in second with 26.1 percent, according to reporting from CNN.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren landed in third place with 18 percent while former Vice President Joe Biden came in fourth place with 15.8 percent. Rounding out the top five was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar with 12.3 percent.
Buttigieg was informed of his victory by CNN’s Chris Cuomo at the beginning of Buttigieg’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire Thursday night.
“That’s fantastic news to hear that we won,” Buttigieg said. “Senator Sanders clearly had a great night, too, and I congratulate him and his supporters.”
“But I also know that we’re in New Hampshire now,” Buttigieg continued, “and we’ve got to look ahead.”
Results from the Iowa caucus have been the subject of controversy since the release of the final results was delayed for almost a week. The Iowa Democratic Party has blamed a coding error in a voting app used to tabulate the tallies for the delay.
Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez called for a total recanvassing of Iowa in order to make sure the reporting had been done correctly.
When asked if he though a recanvassing should occur Buttigieg said, “Whatever they need to do in order to make sure that the information is clear and verified.”
“But what I’ll say is nothing can take away what happened on Monday,” Buttigieg continued. “Just an extraordinary moment for the movement that we have built.”