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AP calls Iowa Democratic caucuses for Clinton

, by Paul Colford

Update: AP called the Iowa Democratic caucuses for Hillary Clinton just after 1 p.m. ET after the state party said it had finalized all results and planned no recount and after Bernie Sanders’ campaign said it did not intend to ask for a recount.

Here is AP’s story:

The Associated Press had issued the following advisory to its member news organizations and customers at 11:34 a.m. ET today:

Editors: The Iowa Democratic caucuses remain too close to call with a difference of less than three-tenths of 1 percent with all but one precinct reporting. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has not conceded and the state Democratic Party has not responded to AP’s questions about whether they intend to do a recount of the caucus reports of candidate support. The party’s delegate selection plan requires that the state party certify the results and report them to the Democratic National Committee within three days of that certification. But the plan does not spell out what such a certification would involve. The AP will continue to report on developments and will advise with any updates. The AP