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LINKS: New app aims to correct problems that plagued 2012 Iowa Caucuses

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Des Moines (KTIV) In an effort to avoid mistakes made reporting caucus results in 2012, Microsoft has launched new technology to track the results in 2016.

The technology company has partnered with the Iowa Democratic and Republican parties.

In the past, precincts used an automated telephone service, or sent in results by mail. Now, precincts will be able to enter, and keep track of data, through the app. From there, each parties staff will be able to monitor incoming results.

If there's a problem, the parties will ask the precinct for additional verification.

Once the results are calculated, the app will send the results to public, and the press, on a smartphone or tablet.

LINK: Republican Iowa Caucus 2016 results 

LINK: Democratic Iowa Caucus 2016 results 

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