Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns in wake of caucus chaos

Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Steve Pope/Getty Images(DES MOINES) — Troy Price, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday, following the chaos that ensued after the results of the caucus were delayed last week due to “coding issues” of the state’s new virtual app.

Following the meltdown, Price said he is taking full responsibility.

“The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night. As chair of this party, I am deeply sorry for what happened and bear the responsibility for any failures on behalf of the Iowa Democratic Party,” Price said in his resignation letter.

He added, “While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult.”

The state and its voting process have come under scrutiny for years from elected officials, pundits and voters across the nation because of its complicated rules and regulations. Many critics, including former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, have decried Iowa’s status as first-in-the-nation due to its lack of diversity.

Price’s resignation is effective immediately following the election of an interim chair on Saturday, Feb. 15.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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