- Troy Price resigned as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) on Wednesday after the catastrophic Iowa Caucus 2020.
- The Iowa Caucus of the Democrats dissolved in chaos after the results were delayed due to "inconsistencies in reporting three sets of results".
- "There is no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work," Price wrote in his letter of resignation. "It was simply unacceptable, so I asked for an independent review of the decisions and processes that led to this failure."
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The leader of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) gave up his role after the catastrophic Iowa Caucus 2020, which was plagued by technical problems that delayed the results.
Troy Price, who chaired the IDP, resigned from the State Central Committee on Wednesday.
"When I took over this party, we were still affected by a bloody election cycle in 2016. Many people across the country and across the country believed that Iowa Democrats were dead and we would never see victories again," Price wrote in his resignation letter ,
The Democratic Iowa caucus dissolved in chaos after results were delayed due to "inconsistencies in reporting three sets of results" and led to errors with an app that was supposed to streamline the process but did the opposite.
Before the events, Price was optimistic about preparing the party for the event.
"We are prepared, we are energetic and we are ready to start this nomination process, which will pack suitcases with a new president and (President Donald Trump)." Price tweeted,
The party took almost 48 hours after the caucus to report all votes.
—Maura Barrett (@MauraBarrettNBC) February 12, 2020
"There is no doubt that the process of reporting the results did not work," Price wrote. "It was simply unacceptable, so I asked for an independent review of the decisions and processes that led to this failure."
Price wrote that he would step down to restore confidence in the party.
"Leadership takes tough decisions, and this is one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make," he wrote. "During my tenure as chairman, I always said I would do what is in the best interests of the party.
"With my decision, I hope that the party can regain the trust of those we have lost and draw our attention to the essentials – the November victory."
The IDP has tweeted that the state central committee will meet on Saturday to elect an interim chair.
"Our top priority is to finish this caucus – but we haven't lost focus," the party wrote in the tweet. "Our eyes are on November."