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Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa recanvass: Iowa Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two Democrats who lead the Iowa caucuses – Senator Bernie Sanders and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg – both requested a recanvass of some caucus results on Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party said.

Buttigieg filed a request for a recanvass of 66 precincts and Sanders for 28 precincts, the party said in a statement. It said it will review the requests to determine whether they meet the requirements. Buttigieg had a slim lead over Sanders in the Feb. 3 nominating contest, which took days to settle after a technical meltdown led to delays in determining the winner.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Lambert)