NV Dems respond to claims from Buttigieg's campaign of 'irregularities' in caucus results

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's campaign is sounding the alarm after reporting what they call "irregularities" in the early vote and alignment counts in Nevada's caucuses.
As Sen. Bernie Sanders shows a resounding victory in the state's Democratic caucuses, the race for second place continues to be tight as results continue to come in Sunday morning.
Former Vice President Joe Biden trailed Sanders by more than 25 percent based on the estimated 60 percent of votes counted with 19.6 percent of the vote.
Buttigieg held on to third place with 15.3 percent and Elizabeth Warren followed behind with just over 10 percent of the vote.
In the letter obtained by News 3, the campaign addressed a letter to party Chairman William McCurdy II requesting the release of early vote and in-person totals by precincts
The campaign also requested a correction of outstanding second alignment errors and an explanation of the "anomalies in the data."
Nevada Democratic Party officials told News 3 the early vote and Caucus Day processes were laid out, communicated and thoroughly explained.
In a statement issued Sunday morning to News 3, Molly Forgey, the state party's communication director said:
We never indicated we would release a separate breakdown of early vote and in-person attendees by precinct and will not change our reporting process now.

"As laid out in our recount guidance, there is a formal method for requesting a challenge of results," added Forgey.
Immediately following our initial report, the Buttigieg campaign issued the following statement:
What’s clear after tonight is that Pete remains the only candidate who has actually beaten Bernie Sanders in any contest, and has proven he can build the coalition that will defeat Donald Trump. Currently our data shows that this is a razor thin margin for second place in Nevada, and due to irregularities and a number of unresolved questions we have raised with the Nevada Democratic Party, it’s unclear what the final results will be.

State party officials said they are continuing to verify and report results as they come in.