Daily Archives: 4. Februar 2020

04.02.2020 - 22:34 [ Florida Times-Union / Twitter ]

State party chairman Troy Price informed campaigns that he would release at least 50% of all caucus results at 5 p.m. EST, but did not say when the party would release the full results or how it could ensure their integrity.

04.02.2020 - 22:06 [ Jarrett Blanc, former coordinator @StateDept for JCPOA and acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. ]

I used to run elections in conflictive areas (the Balkans, Iraq, etc). I understand the temptation to put out partial results, but it’s a mistake.

Take your time, @iowademocrats
, get it right, be transparent by showing your audit trail at the end. Same goes for candidates.

04.02.2020 - 22:00 [ The Guardian / Twitter ]

Iowa caucus chaos: Democrats to release partial results later today – live coverage

04.02.2020 - 19:15 [ German Foreign Policy / Youtube ]

Berlin: Waffenbereitschaft (Februar 2020)

Wo immer es geht, präsentiert sich Berlin in Waffenbereitschaft. Deutsche „Weltpolitik“ glänzt auf offener Bühne als selbstlose Kraft in weltweiten Krisen, während in den Kulissen militärische Kräfte ihren Aufruf erwarten – wie bei der Libyen-Konferenz im Januar in Berlin, bei der es logistisch um Afrika ging, aber vor allem um den Einzug der Deutschen in das obere Drittel der Militärkonkurrenten.

04.02.2020 - 18:49 [ The Hill ]

First Iowa results expected at 5 pm EST

The chairman of the Democratic Party in Iowa told the presidential campaigns on Tuesday to expect that a “majority” of the caucus results will be released at 5 p.m. EST, according to a source on the call.

04.02.2020 - 14:46 [ Marc Brammer / Twitter ]

The Democratic chair for Iowa, Troy Price, should resign immediately.

04.02.2020 - 14:26 [ Wikipedia ]

Troy Price

Troy Price is an American political strategist and LGBT rights advocate who has served as the Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party since his election in July 2017. Price worked in the administration of Iowa Governor Chet Culver, and later served as a press aide for Tom Vilsack.[2] Price served as Iowa Director for the Barack Obama 2012 presidential campaignand the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign.[3]

04.02.2020 - 14:23 [ Des Moines Register ]

Unprecedented cybersecurity measures being taken to safeguard Iowa caucus results


Both parties in Iowa and their app and web development vendors partnered last fall with Harvard’s Defending Digital Democracy Project to develop strategies and systems to protect results and deal with any misinformation that’s reported on caucus night.

They worked with campaign experts Robby Mook and Matt Rhodes — as well as experts in cybersecurity, national security, technology and election administration — and simulated the different ways that things could go wrong on caucus night.

Mook, 2016 campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, and Rhodes, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign manager, helped develop a public-service video to alert campaigns to the warning signs of hacking and misinformation.

04.02.2020 - 14:22 [ NPR.org ]

Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App


Iowa’s Democrats hope the new app lets the party get results out to the public quicker, says Troy Price, the chairman of the state party.

In an interview, Price declined to provide more details about which company or companies designed the app, or about what specific measures have been put in place to guarantee the system’s security.

But security is a priority, he says.

04.02.2020 - 14:09 [ The Washington Post / Twitter ]

Here’s your 7 a.m. Iowa results update: Still nothing.

This live results page will be very cool when results start to come in, though: https://wapo.st/3ba2l5q

04.02.2020 - 06:56 [ Jeffrey Campagna / Twitter ]

If you’re doing a caucus with 10,000 people and you turn it into Florida 2000 you are fired. Forever. This has to be the end of Iowa first. #EndIowaFirst

04.02.2020 - 06:29 [ Alex Rubinstein / Twitter ]

The Defending Digital Democracy Project – which partnered with the Democratic Party to „develop strategies and systems to protect results…on caucus night“ – has gotten $500k from both oligarch Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund & Facebook. Both have funded US foreign meddling ops

04.02.2020 - 06:18 [ CNN ]

READ: Iowa Democratic Party statement on delay in caucus results

„We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.“ — Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure

04.02.2020 - 06:13 [ Ryan James Girdusky / Twitter ]

CNN reporter: We have the results of the Democratic Primary, we’re on the phone with the party Wolf Blitzer: what are they? Reporter: They just hung up with us after being on hold for an hour…. that just happened on live tv

04.02.2020 - 06:08 [ Gabe Fleisher / Twitter ]

At this point on caucus night four years ago, returns were in from 85% of Iowa precincts. (We currently have final alignment results from ~2% of precincts, and delegate equivalent results from none.)

04.02.2020 - 06:03 [ Richard W. Painter, Former chief White House ethics lawyer 2005-07 / Twitter ]

Iowa is a swing state in November. Someone else had better be in charge tomorrow morning. Democratic campaign: „It’s clear that something has gone wrong“

04.02.2020 - 05:57 [ Matt Samet / Twitter ]

CNN Headline: „It’s clear something has gone wrong.“ Yeah, the candidate the Dem Party leaders wanted did terribly and the one they didn’t want won likely by a lot. So now we’re blaming it on the „app to tabulate results.“

04.02.2020 - 05:54 [ DrBates / Twitter ]

CNN is reporting that “something has gone wrong” with the votes in Iowa. To be clear, that was not my experience. I saw election officials carefully counting and recounting the votes me make sure that they had it right. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucus