Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Resigns Following Botched Caucus

The head of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned on Wednesday after this month's botched caucus - in which a delegate calculation app developed by ex-Clinton and Obama staffers failed miserably, and backup procedures to phone in results manually overloaded the IDP's resources.

"While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult. Therefore, I will resign as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party effective upon the election of my replacement," said chairman Troy Price in a resignation letter, according to the Des Moines Register.

Price, an Iowa native, worked as political director for Barack Obama's 2012 Iowa campaign and Hillary Clinton's 2016 Iowa campaign. He served as executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party before being elected its chair in July 2017 and re-elected in 2018.

More than a week after the party's Feb. 3, 2020 caucuses, final results from the night are still not available. Results from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary have already been called and Democratic presidential campaigns have moved into Nevada and South Carolina. -Des Moines Register

Following the week-plus it took to recount delegates, former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg wound up with 13 delegates, while Bernie Sanders (I-VT) received 12 despite winning the popular vote.

Both camjpaigns have requested partial recanvas of certain Iowa caucus precincts.