Sanders campaign figures hint at victory in Iowa

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Results collected by the Sanders campaign released early Tuesday morning hint at a victory for the Vermont Senator in Iowa.

With no official results from the Iowa Democratic Party, the Sanders campaign has released the its internal reporting numbers, which represent the results from nearly 40 percent of precincts in Iowa.

“We recognize that this does not replace the full data from the Iowa Democratic Party, but we believe firmly that our supporters worked too hard for too long to have the results of that work delayed,” senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver said.

The data, collected by trained Sanders volunteers at representative precincts from all four congressional districts from a cross section of urban and rural parts of the state, point to a victory for Bernie Sanders.

Sanders finished first with 298.5 state delegate equivalents, or roughly 28.62 percent of state delegates. Pete Buttigieg came in second with 268 state delegate equivalents, or 25.71 percent.

Elizabeth Warren came third on the figures with 192.13 state delegate equivalents, or 18.42 percent. In a shock upset, the numbers suggest Joe Biden has finished third with just 157.32 state delegate equivalents, or just over 15 percent.

An aide for the Sanders campaign has told Politico that the campaign will continue entering results into the morning.

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