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What are the hardest colleges to get into?

As the college admissions process becomes more and more competitive, what are the hardest colleges to get into? College-ranking website Niche compiled a list using Department of Education data, which included SAT and ACT scores of applicants, as well as acceptance rates. To arrive at these rankings, acceptance rates are weighted at 60 percent and SAT/ACT scores are weighted at 40 percent. By this definition, a lower acceptance rate doesn’t always mean “harder” to get into. (All average undergraduate tuitions listed include room and board.)

10. University of Pennsylvania 

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University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA (iStock)

UPenn had an acceptance rate of 9 percent and an SAT range of 1420-1560. The university cost $73,960 for the 2019-2020 school year and an undergraduate population of 10,448 for that year.

9. Brown University

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Van Wickle Gates of Brown University (This image is subject to copyright.)

Brown had an 8 percent acceptance rate and an SAT range of 1400-1570. It cost $76,604 for the 2019-2020 school year and an undergraduate population of 6,752.

8. Columbia University 

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The Alma Mater statue on the Columbia University campus. (2013 Getty Images)

Columbia in the Manhattan borough of New York City had an acceptance rate of 7 percent and an SAT range of 1410-1570. It had an undergraduate population of about 4,500 and for the 2018-2019 school year cost $76,856.

7. University of Chicago 

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Chicago, USA – Oct 29, 2016: The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, IL. It holds top-ten position in numerous national and international rankings and measures.

The University of Chicago had an acceptance rate of 8 percent and an SAT range of 1480-1580. The 2019-2020 cost was $74,636, and there were around 6,595 undergraduate students.

6. Princeton University 

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The Princeton University campus in 2013. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Princeton, located in the New Jersey city it’s named after, had a 6 percent acceptance rate and an SAT range of 1430-1570. It cost $69,950 for the 2019-2020 year and 5,267 undergraduate students for the same year.

5. Yale University 

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New Haven, USA – May 4, 2015: Yale University campus on April 4, 2015. It is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701

Yale had a 7 percent acceptance rate and SAT range of 1460-1580. It had an undergraduate population of 5,964 for the 2018-2019 school year and a cost of $72,100 for 2019-2020.

4. California Institute of Technology

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Pasadena, United States – October 1, 2013: Caltech Main Entrance to the California Institute of Technology. Caltech is a research university in Pasadena, CA and home to 32 Nobel Prizes.

Caltech, in Pasadena, Calif., had an 8 percent acceptance rate and 1530-1590 SAT range and a small enrollment of only 938 undergraduate students for the Fall 2019 term. The cost of attendance was $74,763.

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

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FILE – In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the “Great Dome” atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

MIT, in Cambridge, Mass., has a 7 percent acceptance rate and an SAT range 1490-1570. The cost for 2019-2020 was $73,160, and it had 4,530 undergraduate students. MIT was rated No. 1 “best” college in America for 2020, by Niche, “based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.”

2. Stanford University 

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PALO ALTO, USA – January 11, 2017: Gate to the Main Quad at Stanford University Campus – Palo Alto, California, USA

Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., has a 5 percent acceptance rate and an average SAT range of 1390-1540. Stanford had about 6,994 students enrolled in its undergraduate program as of the Fall quarter of 2019. The cost for the 2019-2020 school year was $72,728.

1. Harvard University 

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FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

This Ivy League university has a 5 percent acceptance rate. The average SAT range is 1460-1590. The school has around 6,700 undergraduate students and the total cost without financial aid for 2019-2020 was $69,607. Harvard was ranked as No. 4 “best” college for 2020 by Niche.

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Tucker Carlson: Trump must ‘pardon Roger Stone or commute his sentence’

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Tucker Carlson slammed federal prosecutors’ initial sentencing recommendation for former Trump associate Roger Stone Wednesday, criticizing those who celebrated a possible 9-year prison sentence for Stone and calling the matter a “political hit.”

“The typical rapist in this country spends four years in prison. Armed robbers, three years. Thugs who commit violent assault, less than a year and a half,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “But Roger Stone must do [up to] nine years, until he’s 76 years old, for lying.”

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Carlson then ripped analysts on CNN and MSNBC who championed the sentencing, saying they denied Stone “compassion.”  He also noted that Andrew Weissman, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s second-in-command, now works for MSNBC and that the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, is a “Democratic partisan.”

“This is a pure political hit. Roger Stone is facing prison because he’s a high-profile Donald Trump supporter. It’s that simple,” Carlson said. “You want proof? Here it is. [Former CIA Director] John Brennan and [former Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper will sleep at home tonight. Both have been caught lying under oath, on camera, about matters of national importance. And yet neither is in jail. Neither has been indicted. Neither ever will be.”

“Now, Stone and his wife, who is 71 years old and deaf, have lost their home because of this. They have no insurance. They’re utterly broke,” Carlson said, turning back to Stone’s situation. “The whole thing is shocking and it’s disgusting. It’s a farce that discredits the entire American justice system.”

Carlson then accused Democrats of using Stone’s case to justify the discredited Russia investigation.

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“Stone’s prosecution was designed in part to confirm the fantasies that Democrats have constructed to explain the outcome of the 2016 election. His conviction helps their case,” Carlson said. “In other words, if the Russia collusion story was a hoax and of course, it most certainly was a hoax, then why is Roger Stone going to prison for his role in it? If Roger Stone serves even a single day behind bars, the Russia lie will be validated as true.”

“The president must pardon Roger Stone or commute his sentence before he goes to jail,” Carlson claimed, adding: “Democrats will howl if he does that. Well, they’re howling anyway.”

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Electronics seized from home of Sarah Lawrence College dad accused of running sex cult out of daughter’s dorm room

Federal authorities have seized as many as 40 electronic devices from the home of an ex-convict who is charged with running a sex cult out of his daughter’s dorm room at Sarah Lawrence College, according to prosecutors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon told a judge that statements Lawrence Ray made after his Tuesday arrest will be turned over to defense lawyers so they can prepare for trial.

Ray, 60, has been charged with nine counts of sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor and money laundering. At his arraignment Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty. He waived having his charges read aloud and said he understood the charges.

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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman points to a photo showing Lawrence Ray during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York.  (AP)

The government has requested another two weeks for investigators to acquire necessary warrants and to sort through the evidence, including some 20 to 40 electronic devices that were seized Tuesday at Ray’s Piscataway, N.J., residence.

Sassoon said investigators who conducted about 17 interviews with victims were told that Ray would sometimes use a woman’s electronic device to take sexually explicit materials and then seize that device.

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s office shows Lawrence Ray, an ex-convict known for his role in a scandal involving former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik.  (U.S. Attorney’s office via AP)

She said he would direct victims to write “sensitive and incriminating things” in journals that he would then use against them.

The prosecutor said evidence that would eventually be shown to defense lawyers under secrecy rules meant to protect the identities of the victims included videos of Ray berating a victim and sexually explicit content that relates to the extortion.

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At the time of Ray’s arrest, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said Ray used “physical, sexual and psychological abuse” to extort money from five different students at Sarah Lawrence College, a private liberal arts college outside New York City.

He convinced them they were indebted to him, subjecting them to “grueling interrogations” that spanned hours and deprived them of food and sleep, Berman said. At least one of the women was forced into prostitution and Ray collected more than $500,000 from her, prosecutors said.

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Ray solicited false confessions from more than a half-dozen victims and coerced them to make payments they didn’t actually owe and couldn’t afford, according to prosecutors.

His next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pamela Anderson shares message about betrayal, ‘pain’ following split from husband Jon Peters

Pamela Anderson is looking ahead.

The “Baywatch” star recently took to her Instagram Story to share a message of encouragement following her split from husband Jon Peters.

“We are all getting our share in this crazy world,” she wrote. “As long as we are wrestling we are alive. As long as we recognize insanity we are sane.”

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Pamela Anderson’s message following her split from husband Jon Peters. (Pamela Anderson/Instagram)

She continued: “It is better to be betrayed than not to trust, better to be disappointed than not to love. Don’t ever run from pain, just face it allow it to be and it will pass. And we will have grown to the next level.”

The message was shared on top of a black-and-white photo of the 52-year-old actress.

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On Monday, Peters, 74, claimed to Page Six that he paid off Anderson’s “almost $200,000 in bills.”

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Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters married in Malibu on Monday. (Getty)

In a statement to Fox News, Anderson’s rep refuted Peters’ claims.

“These claims are not only entirely fabricated, they are ludicrous,” the rep said. “Despite Mr. Peters’ scurrilous and ongoing efforts to elicit a response from Ms. Anderson, she has no comment to provide and hopes he is well.”

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Anderson married Peters, a movie mogul, in a secret ceremony in late January. Their split was announced earlier this month.

“I have been moved by the warm reception to Jon and my union. We would be very grateful for your support as we take some time apart to reevaluate what we want from life and from one another,” Anderson said in a statement provided to Fox News by her rep at the time.

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“Life is a journey and love is a process,” she said. “With that universal truth in mind, we have mutually decided to put off the formalization of our marriage certificate and put our faith in the process.”

“Thank you for respecting our privacy,” Anderson added.

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Thousands of fetal remains found in Illinois are buried in Indiana: ‘Horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities’

The remains of more than 2,000 fetal remains that were discovered in the Illinois home of one of the Midwest’s most prolific abortion doctors received a mass burial Wednesday at a cemetery in Indiana.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, a Republican, spoke after the burial at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, telling a crowd that the remains’ discovery was “horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities.”

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks at a burial service, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Ind., for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found at the home of an abortion doctor.  (South Bend Tribune via AP)

Wednesday’s service came five months after relatives sorting through Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s belongings following his Sept. 3 death came across 2,246 sets of preserved fetal remains stacked floor to ceiling in his garage in a suburb of Chicago. 165 more were later found in a trunk of a car at a Chicago-area business where Klopfer kept vehicles.

Hill said the fetal remains resulted from abortions Klopfer had performed at his Indiana clinics in the early 2000s but had “ghoulishly packed up and stored away in his garage” and “callously discarded in the trunk of his car for nearly two decades.”

“The shocking discovery of 2,411 medically preserved fetal remains in Illinois, left in a garage and in the trunk of a car, was horrifying to anyone with normal sensibilities,” Hill said, adding that the remains had now received “an appropriate resting place.”

Following the service, many of those who gathered at the cemetery prayed, sang songs and listened to remarks by anti-abortion activists, the South Bend Tribune reported.

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Klopfer, who was 79, performed tens of thousands of abortions over 40 years, mainly in Indiana — a state with some of the nation’s toughest anti-abortion laws — and was often as the only abortion doctor serving South Bend, Gary and Fort Wayne. He was a reviled figure among anti-abortion activists, who held weekly demonstrations outside his now-shuttered clinics.

Klopfer’s medical license was suspended in 2016 by Indiana regulators who cited shoddy record keeping and substandard patient monitoring. Klopfer alleged that conservative state officials were in cahoots with anti-abortion groups to close him down.

Hill said in a message posted on his office’s Facebook page along with a video of his remarks that the remains “were senselessly hoarded by Dr. Ulrich Klopfer after he performed the abortions.”

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Hill’s office continues to investigate the fetal remains, after releasing a preliminary report in December on the discovery of the remains in Illinois and thousands of abandoned patient medical records found at Klopfer’s former Indiana clinics and other properties.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Faye Marie Swetlik: Video of missing South Carolina girl getting off school bus released

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Police in South Carolina on Wednesday released a video of Faye Marie Swetlik getting off a school bus before she went missing earlier this week.

The video comes as the FBI has joined the Cayce Department of Public Safety in the search for the missing 6-year-old.

Swetlik was last seen getting off a bus in front of her home shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Cayce Public Safety Officer Sgt. Evan Antley said the family somehow lost track of her and called 911 about an hour later.

At a Wednesday press conference, Antley said the department was widening the search area beyond the Churchill Heights community where she disappeared, Fox Carolina reported.

Antley request that news outlets share the video of Swetlik getting off the school bus before she disappeared.

On Tuesday, police said they were “not ruling anything out,” though at this stage there has been no indication she was abducted.

Chief Byron Snellgrove of the Cayce Department of Public Safety said it’s possible Swetlik “may be in the woods or a neighbor’s house, fallen in distress.”

Swetlik’s family released a statement on Tuesday calling her a “bubbly and happy little girl.”

“She always wants to play and have fun. She’s not the type of kid that will up and walk away,” the statement said. “Her mom was very attentive in watching Faye. Faye pays attention to her surroundings. Her grandmother is very distraught about what has happened because they are very close. We just want to find Faye and bring her home.”

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is being assisted by the FBI and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, among other agencies.

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On Wednesday, the department was utilizing K-9 teams and a helicopter in its search efforts. The department also provided a number, 803-205-4444, for anyone with information to call.

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Albuquerque faces looming battle with DOJ over sanctuary policies, crime-fighting grants

Some Albuquerque, N.M., elected officials are accusing the Justice Department of political gamesmanship by withholding millions of dollars in federal funds over the city’s sanctuary city status that prevents the sharing of information with immigration authorities.

John Anderson, the top federal prosecutor for the district of New Mexico, penned an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal on Monday saying additional federal funding would come with conditions, including complying with a federal law that makes it illegal to prevent government employees from sharing information about peoples’ immigration status with federal law enforcement.

“We just won’t do that. They’re using this as a political stunt,” said Democratic Councilor Pat Davis.

Anderson noted that 2019 was Albuquerque’s deadliest year with 82 homicides recorded. He said additional funding would help curb the violence. Albuquerque officials said the DOJ is holding out on a promise of more federal funds to get the city to reconsider its sanctuary policies.

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In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, left, stands with other federal and officials at a news conference at the office of the Bernalillo County Sheriff in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico’s most populous city stands to lose out on millions of dollars in crime-fighting grants due to its status as a sanctuary city, but some elected officials said Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department is holding out the promise of more federal funding to get Albuquerque to reconsider policies that prevent the sharing of information with federal immigration authorities. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)

“As a matter of principle, Albuquerque should use every tool at its disposal to reduce violent crime and make our city safer,” Anderson wrote.

In 2018, the city adopted a resolution sponsored by Davis and Councilor Klarissa Peña that reaffirmed Albuquerque as an immigrant-friendly city. It prevents federal immigration officials from entering city-operated areas and restricts employees from collecting information about a person’s immigration status.

Albuquerque has not applied for the funding, which is available under the Operation Relentless Pursuit program announced in December to combat violent crime in several cities. Up to $71 million in grant funding was promised to help with hiring new officers, paying overtime and providing equipment and technology.

The city is already in a battle with the Justice Department over funding to reduce the backlog of untested rape kits. The Trump administration has heavily criticized sanctuary cities and has sought to withhold federal funds from municipalities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Attorney General William Barr has brought lawsuits against New Jersey and King County, Washington, claiming they are violating federal law by refusing to share information about criminal suspects who are undocumented immigrants.

“When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape,” Barr recently said at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.

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“These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society,” he added. “Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported last week that hundreds of Southern California jail inmates whom the agency had detainer requests for were re-arrested for assault, rape, child sex offenses and other charges over a two-year period once they were released.

Fox News’ Gregg Re and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Tori Spelling criticizes Oscars for leaving Luke Perry, father Aaron out of In Memoriam segments

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Tori Spelling is unhappy with the Oscars.

The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star took notice of her former co-star Luke Perry‘s omission from the Oscars 2020 In Memoriam segment on Sunday, which brought up some old feelings from her father’s passing in 2006.

Spelling, 46, shared her thoughts on Twitter the day after the ceremony.

“Now two of the most creative and talented men I have ever known, loved, and lost have not been mentioned in the #oscars memoriam,” she wrote Monday. “First, my Dad Aaron Spelling who passed in 2006 and now my friend Luke Perry who passed in 2019.”

She capped off the post with a crying emoji.

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Spelling’s father Aaron Spelling was an Emmy-winning producer and passed away in 2006 at the age of 83 from complications he suffered after having a stroke. He also served as an executive producer on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Perry was 52 when he died in March of last year. The actor also passed after suffering a stroke.

Several other notable actors were missing from this year’s segment, including Tim Conway and Disney star Cameron Boyce.

The Oscars offered a statement regarding the omissions to Fox News following the telecast.

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“The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment,” it said. “An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time. All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and Tim Conway are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.”

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Iowa Democratic Party chairman steps down following caucus flub

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Following the disastrous caucus process that was marred by technical malfunctions, a dayslong delay in reporting the results and no clear winner, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party has stepped down from his post.

Chairman Troy Price announced his resignation in a letter on Wednesday — a week and a half after the fiasco that has threatened the state’s vaunted status as the first voting contest of the presidential primary season.

“The fact is that Democrats deserved better than what happened on caucus night. As chair of this party, I am deeply sorry for what happened and bear the responsibility for any failures on behalf of the Iowa Democratic Party,” Price wrote. “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.”

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After a breakdown in tallying the results on Feb. 3, it took until Feb. 6 for the state party, which operates the series of roughly 1,700 local meetings statewide, to issue what it said are complete results.

In those figures, released by the party, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted. That is a margin of 0.09 percentage points.

The Associated Press said it was unable to declare a winner, based on the available information. The results as reported by the Iowa Democratic Party, the AP believes, may not be fully accurate.

Price had called the delays in reporting results “unacceptable.” He said the party would conduct a “thorough, transparent and independent examination” of what caused the delays. He apologized for the breakdown in the process.

Both Buttigieg’s and Sanders’ campaigns requested a partial recanvass of the Iowa results, which the Iowa Democratic Party approved. The party says it expects the recanvass of more than 80 precincts to begin on Sunday and last two days.

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A recanvass is not a recount, but a check of the vote count against paper records created by caucus leaders to ensure the counts were reported accurately.

The party has said it will not change mistakes in the math and the only opportunity to correct it would be a recount, which would be the candidates’ next option after the recanvass is completed.

Price was elected to his second term as chairman of the state party in December 2018. In a statement released after his reelection, he noted that he was “incredibly proud” of the success that Iowa Democrats had in the 2018 midterms and looked forward to building on it.

“I cannot wait to work with them again on what could very well be one of the most consequential Iowa caucuses of our time,” he said.

Price previously was part of several Democratic campaigns in Iowa, including those of former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Price also had served as the party’s executive director and led One Iowa, an LGBT advocacy group.

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The Iowa Democratic Party instituted new rules for the 2020 contest that were meant to enhance transparency in the process. In previous years, the Iowa Democratic Party reported just one number: the number of state delegates won by each candidate.

For the first time, the party this year reported two other numbers — who had the most votes at the beginning and at the end of the night.

The additional data is a nod to Sanders and his supporters, who argued that the previous rules essentially robbed him of victory in his 2016 race against Clinton. That contest ended in a narrow delegate victory for Clinton in Iowa.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Deroy Murdock: Iowa was disaster in Democratic Party’s meltdown

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Iowa’s caucuses were an epic fail for Democrats. The party that is desperate to control every American’s health care options, energy purchases, consumer decisions, and much more could not smoothly stage a caucus and count its votes.

As The Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen explained, Democrats created a balloting system so needlessly convoluted that it spun them into a nearly terminal tizzy. Even worse, arrogant Democrats rejected the Department of Homeland Security’s offer to test this technology’s security and reliability.

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Democrats were so busy hallucinating about nonexistent Russian collusion and obsessing over Ukraine-o-rama that they never noticed the electoral fiasco ticking like a briefcase bomb, right beneath their upturned noses.

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This unmitigated catastrophe should strip Democrats of the right to claim that they have any idea what they’re doing. This fine mess confirms yet again that virtually everything the Democrats touch turns to manure.

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Democrats’ impeachment gambit was supposed to drive President Trump from office or, more likely, leave him savaged on the floor, slowly bleeding, with his reelection plans in tatters.

Instead, the U.S. Senate acquitted Trump after House Democrats, with zero Republican concurrence, voted Dec.18 to charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But rather than a political hemorrhage, hapless Democrats gave him a transfusion.

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