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GRAPHICS: How Iowa's Vote Totals Shifted From The 1st Alignment To The 2nd

Precinct captain Emily Duff, center, counts supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a Democratic party caucus at Hoover High School, Monday in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Precinct captain Emily Duff, center, counts supporters for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a Democratic party caucus at Hoover High School, Monday in Des Moines, Iowa.

After well-publicized issues with the reporting of results, Iowa's Democratic caucuses are a virtual tie, with Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., collecting 26.2% of estimated delegates and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders getting 26.1%.

The caucuses' State Delegate Equivalents determine the winner, but Iowa Democrats also released two other data points: raw vote totals from the first caucus alignment, and totals from the second and final alignment.

[Here's much more on how the caucus process works]

By providing a breakdown of the vote totals from both rounds, we're able to see which candidates picked up support from caucusgoers, and which candidates lost votes.

Below, you can see these shifts. Buttigieg added the most support, though Sanders kept his vote total lead from the first to second alignment. Former Vice President Joe Biden lost support from the first alignment to the second.

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Here's another way of looking at the shifts:

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Elena Moore is a production assistant for the NPR Politics Podcast. She also fills in as a reporter for the NewsDesk. Moore previously worked as a production assistant for Morning Edition. During the 2020 presidential campaign, she worked for the Washington Desk as an editorial assistant, doing both research and reporting. Before coming to NPR, Moore worked at NBC News. She is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is originally and proudly from Brooklyn, N.Y.
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