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Democrats await Iowa results after glitches

Democrats await Iowa results after glitches

Democratic candidates were anxiously awaiting results from the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday after technical glitches plunged the kickoff vote of the US presidential nominating contest into chaos, drawing the mockery of President Donald Trump.

Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, claimed victory although the Iowa Democratic Party had not yet released any official results, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders also declared that he had done "very, very well."

Former vice-president Joe Biden's campaign for its part said that although it had "zero official data" so far it believed it had won its "fair share" of the vote.