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Iowa caucus results delayed, no winner. Should it be first to vote?

Is the Iowa caucus dead?

The nation’s first contest in presidential elections, the Iowa caucus, has long drawn floods of campaign staff and media attention as political parties try to winnow out their primary field. But Monday’s non-result for Democrats drew questions whether the Hawkeye state should be first to vote.

“This fiasco means the end of the caucuses as a significant American political event. The rest of the country was already losing patience with Iowa anyway and this cooks Iowa’s goose. Frankly, it should,” David Yepsen, a famed and former Des Moines Register columnist told Politico.

Monday’s Democratic caucus was fraught with chaos as the Iowa Democratic Party delayed releasing official results due to widespread reporting problems amid new rules and a new app.

“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results,” Mandy McClure, communications director for the state party, said in the statement.