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Live results, updates from the first in the nation caucuses

The results from the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses were slow to come in Monday night.

The reasons for the delays were unclear. The Iowa Democratic Party would not comment on what was slowing down reporting from caucus precincts around the state.

Des Moines County Chair Tom Courtney said technology issues appeared to be contributing to the delay. Courtney said that in his county, an app created for caucus organizers to report results was “a mess” and organizers were instead having to call in results to the state party.

– Associated Press

Diverse turnout on Des Moines’ north side

More than 130 people filled the Bosnian Islamic Center Zen Zen on Des Moines’ north side for a satellite caucus that catered to immigrants and non-English speakers on Monday night. The caucus is being held in a mosque, so everyone removed their shoes before entering.  

As the proceedings got underway, Deven Sapkota volunteered to translate what caucus chair Zlatka Kendic, 34, was saying into Nepali. As volunteers began to count the caucusgoers, Sapkota said he didn’t expect to be translating for the room.