“From what we can tell, Warren, [Bernie] Sanders, and [Pete] Buttigieg, based on our own data and data collected by our own operations and organization, are fighting for the lead, and it’s clear that Biden is a distant fourth,” Lau told reporters shortly after Warren told a cheering crowd, “We are built for the long haul.”

As the information vacuum creates room for various theories and suspicions to develop, Lau said, “I think that every single second that passes where we don’t get a final result gets concerning.”