On Wednesday, Price stepped down from his post as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, acknowledging that his presence in the current role would make it "more difficult" to conduct a thorough investigation.
"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. Therefore, I will resign as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party effective upon the election of my replacement", Price said in a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party's State Central Committee.
IDP said in a statement that the party's central committee will meet on Saturday to elect an interim chairman.
Leaving the IDP is one of the toughest decisions Chairman Price has had to make -- and he does so looking forward. We are indebted to his leadership and proud of everything we have achieved together.— Iowa Democrats (@iowademocrats) February 12, 2020
Democratic National Convention Chairman Tom Perez has called for a re-canvass of the Iowa Caucus votes to ensure accuracy. The party also reportedly reviewed results from 95 precincts independent of the campaign requests.
Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg - who previously declared victory without the official results being released - won by less than one percent over the next candidate, securing 14 delegates in Iowa to the 12 captured by US Senator Bernie Sanders, according to the results published on the Iowa Democratic Party web-site.