The boss of Iowa's Democratic Party quit after its caucuses turned into an embarrassing disaster

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Iowa voters in Des Moines on Monday, February 3, 2020.

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) quit his role in the wake of the disastrous 2020 Iowa caucuses, which were plagued by technical problems that delayed the results.

Troy Price, who served as the chair of the IDP, gave his resignation to the State Central Committee on Wednesday.Advertisement

"When I took over this party, we were still reeling from a bruising 2016 election cycle. Many people locally and across the country believed that Democrats in Iowa were dead, and that we would never see victories again," Price wrote in his resignation letter.

The Iowa caucuses dissolved into chaos after the results were delayed due to "inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results," due to errors with an app which was meant to streamline the process but achieved the opposite.

It took the party nearly 48 hours after the caucuses to report all of the vote.

"There is no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work," Price wrote. "It was simply unacceptable. It is why I called for an independent review of the decisions and processes that lead [sic] to this failure."

Price wrote he was stepping down to re-establish trust in the party."Leadership requires tough decisions, and this is one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make," he wrote. "Throughout my tenure as chair, I have always said I would do what is in the best interest of the party.Advertisement

"With my decision, I hope the party can regain the trust of those we lost and turn our attention to what is most important - winning in November."