With 62% of precincts reporting, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 27% of the vote and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had 25%, according to the Iowa Democratic Party. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had 18%, former Vice President Joe Biden had 16% and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar had 13% of the vote.
With just 62 percent of precincts reporting in the first batch released by the embattled state party, it is not clear when the party would release the complete vote totals.
While incomplete, the results could mark a disappointing finish for Biden considering his past status as the unrivaled front-runner. Biden drew small crowds at precincts in Iowa on Monday.
“I don’t see how Biden recovers,” an ex-2020 presidential campaigner staffer told Fox News. “His whole argument is elect-ability. If he can’t do well in a state like Iowa, how can he do well on Super Tuesday?”