The Chairman of the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) has called for a review of the vote totals in the contest to pick a presidential nominee in Iowa, after an array of problems.
Final results of the caucus held three days ago are still not available, with counting beset by technical problems and delays in reporting.
“Enough is enough, Said Tom Perez. He said he wanted to ensure accuracy.
The Iowa Democratic Party said it had no plans to carry out an audit.
Around % of the state’s precincts have reported their results so far. The Associated Press news agency has said it is unable to declare a winner
Meanwhile Bernie Sanders, who is currently neck-and-neck with Pete Buttigieg, declared a “very strong victory”.
Of the results that have been released so far, Mr Buttigieg has a lead of 0.1% in the number of delegates selected ahead of Mr Sanders, although Mr Sanders has a greater share of the popular vote.
Speaking in New Hampshire, where he is campaigning for the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Mr Sanders said: “When more than 6, 06 more people come out for you in an election than your nearest opponent, we here in northern New England call that a victory. “
Mr Buttigieg had already declared victory for himself on Monday, before any of the results were released.
The party blames the delay in results on a coding error in an app, called Shadow , which is being used for the first time to report the votes.
On Twitter, Mr Perez said a recanvass would not involve a recount of all votes, but a “review of the worksheets from each caucus site to ensure accuracy”.
While Mr Perez holds sway within the national party organization, only the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) has the power to call for a recanvass of votes.
In a statement, IDP chair Troy Price said he acknowledged that “reporting circumstances on Monday night were unacceptable”.
GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings