5 Feb 2020

Iowa caucus marred by technological issues

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 5 February 2020

Results from voting in Iowa, the first round in the contest to pick a Democratic candidate to face President Donald Trump, have been plunged into chaos by apparent technology issues.

The state's Democratic party said the holdup was a reporting issue, adding that it expected to have numbers to report later today.

Despite the absence of results, several candidates are claiming victory already.

RNZ correspondent in Washington is Kevin McAleese.