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Pete Buttigieg wins another delegate to widen lead over Bernie Sanders

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg widened his lead in the Iowa caucuses Sunday when the Iowa Democratic Party updated results for 55 of 1,765 precincts. 

In new projections, Buttigieg would be awarded 14 national delegates; U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would be awarded 12 national delegates. 

Allotments based on previous numbers gave 13 delegates to Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

The new tallies came after presidential campaigns were asked to submit“documentary evidence” of inconsistencies in caucus precinct results. The party corrected results when the numbers reported by the party did not match the precinct’s official results.

Buttigieg now leads Sanders with about 564.3 state delegate equivalents to Sanders’ 561.5. Iowa Democratic Party spokesperson Mandy McClure said officials do not expect further updates to the results.

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