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Iowa Democratic Party reviewing results in caucuses

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) ... Hillary Clinton claimed a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders in the first-in-the-nation voting state on Monday, winning 49.9% to 49.6%, or the equivalent of about four state delegates.

Sam Lau, a spokesman for the state Democratic Party, told CNN Saturday that "both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis. We are still in the review process of gathering information and speaking with local leaders."... The Des Moines Register first reported the review.... The Register called for an audit of the results in an editorial on Friday.... Sanders was asked about the controversy at Thursday's Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC.

"We think, by the way, based on talking to our precinct captains, we may have at least two more delegates," Sanders said. "At the end of the day, no matter how it's recounted, it will break roughly even."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/06/politics/democratic-party-iowa-caucuses-results-review/index.html



It saddens me that Iowa's Republican party had a similar discrepancy in 2012 (Romney declares victory prematurely and the final results proved that the early declaration was not only premature but incorrect) and Iowa's Republican party responded with more openness in 2012 than Iowa's Democratic party is responding with now.

"Errors found in Iowa Democratic caucus results"

From The Hill report "Errors found in Iowa Democratic caucus results":

State party officials confirmed to the Register on Friday that the final tally is being altered as discrepancies have been found....
"Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis," Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau said.

The results have been under scrutiny since Monday night.

The Register’s editorial board on Thursday called for a “complete audit” of the results that would include a release of raw vote totals and the results of coin tosses, which are used to break ties according to caucus rules. Democrats in the state typically only release the number of delegates won by each candidate.

Help me understand: Clinton admitted she was a moderate centrist but is mad if Sanders quotes her on

that issue.

I don't understand why this is controversial (don't her own supporters see her as more of a moderate centrist than Sanders?) or why it upsets her when Sanders quotes her from September 15 in Ohio, when she "plead guilty" to being a moderate:

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Hillary Clinton confessed Thursday to something liberals have long suspected: being a moderate Democrat.
"You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center," Clinton told the audience at a Women for Hillary event in Ohio. "I plead guilty."

Now, when Sanders repeats Clinton's admission that she is a moderate or centrist, Hillary calls it an "attack" and a "low blow."

What's up with that? What am I missing?
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