Pete Buttigieg has taken the lead in the Iowa caucuses, according to partial results from the chaotic first vote in the race to pick a Democratic White House candidate. The Iowa Democratic Party said results from 62% of precincts show Mr Buttigieg was ahead on 26.9%, followed by Bernie Sanders on 25.1%. Elizabeth Warren was third on 18.3% and Joe Biden fourth on 15.6%. But the state party has still not declared a winner in Monday’s vote. Amy Klobuchar was on 12.6%, and Andrew Yang on 1.1%, according to the other partial results released on Tuesday evening. Tom Steyer and Tulsi Gabbard were on less than 1%.
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