Archiv: Democratic National Committee (DNC)


27.12.2020 - 06:35 [ Washington Post ]

How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC

(Feb. 16, 2020)

The DNC ordered and paid for a security audit of the software, which was completed by NCC Group, a Britain-based cybersecurity firm. Out of the review, which also involved threat assessment conducted with the national party as well as officials in Iowa and Nevada, came directions to guard the name of the vendor, and to take the software live as late as possible to prevent it from getting into the hands of hackers, according to multiple people who participated or had knowledge of the exercises.

27.12.2020 - 06:14 [ KCRG.com ]

County party chair thinks internal audit was too kind to Iowa Democratic Party

(Dec. 16, 2020)

After the caucus, the IDP hired a pair of Democratic lawyers: Nick Klinefeldt, who was a federal attorney appointed by President Barack Obama, and former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell. They were tasked with identifying and determining the cause of problems that occurred during the 2020 Iowa Caucuses, with the results of their investigation being released to the public on Saturday morning.

27.12.2020 - 06:10 [ Politico.com ]

Iowa autopsy report: DNC meddling led to caucus debacle

(12.12.2020)

The audit states the conversion tool had coding errors that spit out inaccurate numbers and caused confusion about the accuracy of the results, eventually leading to delays in reporting. But the state party’s app never malfunctioned nor was hacked, the report concludes.

27.12.2020 - 06:04 [ theIntercept.com ]

Investigator: DNC Was “Directly Involved” in Iowa Caucus App Development, Countering DNC Denial

(22.12.2020)

The DNC’s meddling, which included a last-minute demand that developers of the Shadow app create a special software that would allow the DNC real-time access to the raw numbers before they went public, didn’t sit well with Zogby.

“Why would [the DNC] need to see that?” Zogby said about the DNC’s insistence on access to the raw caucus results before they went public. “Why wouldn’t you trust the state party to make the determination?”

In the transcript from the closed-session meeting held by the state party, members suggested that the DNC’s goal was to strip Iowa of its prestigious first-in-the-nation status.

07.11.2020 - 15:13 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

We can no longer trust the @GOP and @DNC to do what’s right for the American People. Join #PeoplesParty and together we can #BreakTheDuopoly and free The People from the #CorporatePartySystem. Get involved now

https://t.co/HEvhWdN8I2

06.11.2020 - 12:05 [ Fiorella Isabel / Twitter ]

Note also how at the bottom they go from 1,344,469 vote totals to 1,072,844. Which is obviously not possible. @MichiganDems you’ve been exposed.

(12.03.2020)

06.11.2020 - 11:51 [ the-office.com ]

“The exit poll was subsequently adjusted* for conformity with the final computerized vote count.” THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WAS RIGGED.

Electoral fraud, sometimes referred to as election fraud, election manipulation or vote rigging, is illegal interference with the process of an election, either by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both.

States which had been projected to expect large Sanders wins, corresponded with raw data on exit polls confirming the expected Sanders wins.

Computerized vote counts however, showed very large Biden wins. The DNC accepted computer vote counts and CHANGED NUMBERS on exit polls to suggest that Biden won.

06.11.2020 - 11:35 [ Axel Geijsel (Tilburg University), Rodolfo Cortes Barragan (Stanford University) / drive.google.com ]

Are we witnessing a dishonest election? A between state comparison based on the used voting procedures of the 2016 Democratic Party Primary for the Presidency of the United States of America

(June 7, 2016)

Given the stakes in the outcome of the American presidential elections, ensuring the integrity of the electoral process is of the utmost importance. Are the results we are witnessing in the 2016 primary elections trustworthy? While Donald Trump enjoyed a clear and early edge over his Republican rivals, the Democratic contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernard Sanders has been far more competitive. At present, Secretary Clinton enjoys an apparent advantage over Sanders. Is this claimed advantage legitimate? We contend that it is not, and suggest an explanation for the advantage: States that are at risk for election fraud in 2016 systematically and overwhelmingly favor Secretary Clinton. We provide converging evidence for this claim.

First, we show that it is possible to detect irregularities in the 2016 Democratic Primaries by comparing the states that have hard paper evidence of all the placed votes to states that do
not have this hard paper evidence. Second, we compare the final results in 2016 to the
discrepant exit polls. Furthermore, we show that no such irregularities occurred in the 2008
competitive election cycle involving Secretary Clinton against President Obama. As such, we
find that in states wherein voting fraud has the highest potential to occur, systematic efforts may
have taken place to provide Secretary Clinton with an exaggerated margin of support.

06.11.2020 - 11:33 [ Snopes.com ]

Stanford Study Proves Election Fraud through Exit Poll Discrepancies

(June 15, 2016)

What’s True

Two researchers (presumably graduate students) from Stanford University and Tilburg University co-authored a paper asserting they uncovered information suggesting widespread primary election fraud favoring Hillary Clinton had occurred across multiple states.

What’s False

The paper was not a „Stanford Study,“ and its authors acknowledged their claims and research methodology had not been subject to any form of peer review or academic scrutiny.

06.11.2020 - 10:31 [ Salon.com ]

10 ways the Democratic primary has been rigged from the start

(30.03.2016)

Concerned Sanders would win Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader and most powerful elected official in Nevada, as it later emerged, arranged a plan with owners of Las Vegas casinos, where many caucuses were being held, and other employers, to ensure Clinton would win. The Nevada caucuses were then rigged with massive voting irregularities such as casino owners orchestrating which workers would be allowed to vote and, in clear intimidation, openly monitoring how they voted.

Vote tampering also occurred in other states, most recently in Arizona where on election day, polling locations were sharply cut forcing many voters to stand in line for up to five hours in the heat, with some leaving before casting a vote.

19.10.2020 - 03:17 [ Washington Post ]

Biden leads Trump. So did Hillary Clinton. For Democrats, it’s a worrisome campaign deja vu

Democrats went to the polls last time certain they would elect the first woman ever to become president, and were punched in the face with a Trump upset. This time they feel the punch coming from a thousand miles away. The worry is visceral and widespread, unassuaged by Biden’s lead in the polls.

03.09.2020 - 12:03 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Democratic insiders are worried about what the plan is for Joe Biden now

‚If I were running the campaign, there’s no way Joe wouldn’t have been in Kenosha,‘ said one. Another added that Biden’s campaign were ’not allowing‘ people in who hadn’t worked for Hillary

23.08.2020 - 07:10 [ Truthout ]

DNC Featured Most Native Speakers Ever, But Native Issues Remain Under-Addressed

Harris has a record of going against the sovereign interests of California tribal nations. Many Native people haven’t forgotten the broken promises made by the Obama-Biden administration. Not only did the administration advance the Keystone XL Pipeline, but it also sat silently for months as Native people, accomplices and media were arrested, brutalized, and physically and sexually assaulted while trying to defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). There are still Native people, such as Red Fawn Fallis, who are serving time for resisting DAPL.
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However, in the past, Biden has supported fracking and the use of gas as a clean-burning fuel, a fact that scientists and environmental organizers have repeatedly disputed. The Democratic Party also dropped from its platform the proposal to end tax incentives for fossil fuels.

19.08.2020 - 23:31 [ The Hill ]

DNC removes measure calling for end of fossil fuel subsidies from platform

However, that language does not appear in the final version of the party’s platform.

A DNC spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement that the amendment was “incorrectly included” and removed “after the error was discovered.”

18.08.2020 - 17:02 [ theCut.com ]

Sixty Seconds to Self-Sabotage

The DNC’s choice of who to feature speaks volumes about the party’s inability to see its own future.

14.08.2020 - 06:08 [ CNN ]

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Bloomberg jumped into the Democratic presidential primary long after much of the field, arguing that he did so to stop the rise of more liberal candidates like Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The former mayor and businessman, who has been a Republican, a Democrat and an independent in his career, ended up spending more than $1 billion on his campaign, an astonishing number that dwarfed every other candidate in the race.

14.08.2020 - 06:02 [ Ken Klippenstein / Twitter ]

A literal Republican, John Kasich, is going to get more speaking time at the DNC than every member of the squad combined

14.08.2020 - 05:57 [ Businessinsider.com ]

Andrew Yang added to DNC convention speaker lineup after tweeting about being left off it

„I’ve got to be honest I kind of expected to speak,“ Yang, who has 1.6 million Twitter followers, tweeted on Tuesday after the initial DNC speaker lineup was unveiled. He later joked, „maybe I endorsed against one too many incumbents.“

The convention, which will be held almost entirely remotely, will begin Monday, August 17, and conclude on Thursday, August 20.

14.08.2020 - 05:52 [ jsonline.com ]

2020 Democratic National Convention: No delegates, no Biden and not many national TV news crews

(12.08.2020)

Four years ago, more than 15,000 journalists covered the DNC in Philadelphia. At this year’s DNC? Think double digits.

None of the major TV news operations plans to send a news anchor team to Milwaukee for the convention.

05.08.2020 - 20:09 [ Breaking911 / Twitter ]

REPORTER: “Have you taken a cognitive test?” BIDEN: “Why the hell would I take a test?! C’mon man. That’s like saying, ‘You — before you got on this program you took a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?!’”

05.08.2020 - 19:46 [ Yahoo.com ]

Biden rules out in-person appearance at Democratic convention

Biden „will no longer travel to Milwaukee and will instead address the nation and accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware,“ the party said in a statement, announcing that no speakers would physically attend the August 17-20 convention, which will be entirely virtual.

05.08.2020 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

Biden clarifies he has not taken cognitive test

„Come on, man. That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?“ Biden said, becoming testy with the reporter, CBS’s Errol Barnett, who asked whether he had taken a cognitive test.

17.07.2020 - 09:22 [ New York Times ]

Democratic Officials Tell Members of Congress to Skip the Convention

Democratic officials have instructed senators, members of Congress and party delegates not to physically attend their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States.

The directive, issued Thursday, ensures that little will happen at the convention site in Milwaukee beyond speeches from former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top party leaders.

17.07.2020 - 08:18 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats instructing lawmakers, delegates to skip national convention

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic Party officials have instructed members of Congress and delegates to skip in-person attendance at their national convention, The New York Times reported Thursday.

03.07.2020 - 12:00 [ Katie Henson Scott / Twitter ]

In all fairness, I was a mail-in voter this year. I had completed and sent in my ballot way before I ever saw any Booker ads. Had I seen the Booker ads before, I would have voted for Booker.

(01.07.2020)

I still support McGrath no matter what though.

03.07.2020 - 11:26 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Saagar and Ryan Grim: How Schumer RIGGED Kentucky, Colorado primary against progressives

(01.07.2020)

Saagar Enjeti and Ryan Grim evaluate Amy McGrath’s victory in the neck and neck Kentucky primary race against progressive challenger Charles Booker.

03.07.2020 - 11:13 [ Daniel Schoel / Twitter ]

Just FYI: There’s a 6,000 vote discrepancy between the exit polls and final results in Booker vs McGrath. This is over the 4% which the UN identifies as possible election fraud. Just something to think about.

(01.07.2020)

03.07.2020 - 11:11 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Amy McGrath Defeats Charles Booker in Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary

(30.06.2020)

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath won a Democratic primary to become the nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, fending off a strong late challenge from a state legislator whose rise to prominence reflected the renewed energy of the progressive movement.

Ms. McGrath, who had the backing of the Democratic establishment, defeated state House lawmaker Charles Booker, according to Associated Press projections.

29.06.2020 - 16:44 [ @RantsByDesign / Twitter ]

At this point: @Booker4KY won the Kentucky primary. The DNC is just trying to do for Amy McGrath what they did for Pete Buttigieg in Iowa.

Regardless of the official „outcome“, Booker fucking won. They’ve spent the past 6 days just trying to fudge the numbers.

16.05.2020 - 09:23 [ JustTheNews.com ]

Making of a myth: Timeline of media’s role in selling ‚Trump-Russia collusion‘ tale

Nov. 18, 2016:

Trump announces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his choice for National Security Adviser. Over the next few weeks, Flynn communicates with numerous international leaders.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 28, 2016:

Two dozen Obama administration officials make requests to unmask the name of National Security Adviser designee Flynn, who was „incidentally“ captured by intel surveillance. The officials include: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan.

Jan. 5, 2017:

Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough requests Flynn unmasking.

Intelligence Community leadership, including FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, CIA Director Brennan and Director of National Intelligence Clapper, provides classified briefing to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice on alleged Russia hacking during 2016 campaign, according to notes later written by Rice.

After briefing, according to Rice’s notes, President Obama convenes Oval Office meeting with her, Comey, Biden, and Yates. The „Steele dossier“ is reportedly discussed. Also reportedly discussed: Flynn’s intercepted talks with Russia’s ambassador.

13.05.2020 - 21:04 [ wgme.com ]

Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention

Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August, with a top party committee voting Tuesday to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design an event that won’t require delegates to attend in person amid the coronavirus pandemic.

10.05.2020 - 04:09 [ the Hill ]

FBI director in ‚hot seat‘ as GOP demands reforms

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Judiciary Committee with oversight of the FBI, noted that “we’ve got a problem at the FBI.”

“Clearly, we had some people, and maybe still have some people, that don’t understand the rule of law, and nothing’s been done,“ Kennedy said.

13.04.2020 - 12:58 [ Chuck Grassley, US Senator ]

FBI Ignored Early Warnings that Debunked Anti-Trump Dossier was Russian Disinformation

WASHINGTON – The “central and essential” evidence used to justify invasive surveillance of an American citizen in the FBI’s probe into Russian interference was, itself, an example of Russian interference, according to once-secret footnotes declassified at the urging of two U.S. Senators. The footnotes, part of the Justice Department Inspector General’s postmortem of the FBI’s flawed operation to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page, were released just hours after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) renewed their push for transparency. The senators expect a fuller declassification in the coming days.

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“It’s ironic that the Russian collusion narrative was fatally flawed because of Russian disinformation. These footnotes confirm that there was a direct Russian disinformation campaign in 2016, and there were ties between Russian intelligence and a presidential campaign – the Clinton campaign, not Trump’s.”

The IG report detailed how the FBI’s application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Page relied heavily on an unverified dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele on behalf of Fusion GPS, which was conducting opposition research for the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. According to Footnote 302, in October 2016, FBI investigators learned that one of Steele’s main sources was linked to the Russian Intelligence Service (RIS), and was rumored to be a former KGB/SVR officer. However, the FBI neglected to include this information in its application, which the FISA court approved that same month. Two months later, investigators learned that Glenn Simpson, the head of Fusion GPS, told a Justice Department attorney that he assessed the same source “was a RIS officer who was central in connecting Trump to Russia.” In January, the FISA warrant was renewed.

13.04.2020 - 12:12 [ Ron Johnson, US Senator / Wall Street Journal ]

Russian Disinformation Fed the FBI’s Trump Investigation

(10.04.2020)

Declassified footnotes to a Justice Department inspector general report show that the Federal Bureau of Investigation team investigating members of the Trump campaign received classified reports in 2017 identifying key pieces of the Steele dossier as products of a Russian disinformation campaign. This might be only the tip of the iceberg because other recently declassified information demonstrates that even more disinformation may have been planted in Christopher Steele’s reporting.

13.04.2020 - 11:54 [ Radio Utopie ]

Es sind natürlich die U.S.-Geheimdienste, die Trump erpressen (wollen)

(11. Januar 2017)

So etwas ist noch nie passiert. Die gesamte Situation ist präzedenzlos.

Das angeblich belastende Material, wie beschrieben angeblich von irgendeinem britischen Agenten, etc, ist bereits gestern auf Buzzfeed veröffentlicht worden. Es ist dermaßen ekelhaft, dass es einem die Schuhe auszieht. Und es wird mir schlecht, wenn ich sehe wie die Leute auf Twitter darauf reagieren. Offensichtlich wurde diese Fälschung, die als solche u.a. von Gateway Pundit und Wikileaks identifiziert wurde, nur mit einem Ziel entworfen: Trump anzuschießen und zwar so, dass er nie wieder aufsteht.

Trumps Reaktion ist, nun ja, fast etwas verwirrt. Im Laufe des heutigen Tages hielt er seine Pressekonferenz als gewählter Präsident ab. Allen Anwesenden war, nach meinem Eindruck, eine Art Schock über die Situation ins Gesicht geschrieben. Selbst der bemühte, ab und an aufbrandende Beifall änderte nichts an der gespenstischen Situation.

Während der Pressekonferenz übernahm Trump einerseits zum ersten Mal die Position der C.I.A. und äußerte hastig zwischen zwei Sätzen zur Frage, wer verantwortlich sei für den angeblichen Hack gegen die Parteizentrale der „Demokraten“ („Democratic National Committee“, D.N.C.),

„Ich glaube, es war Russland“ („I believe, it was Russia“)

Gegen Mittag hatte Trump andererseits zu dem veröffentlichten „belastenden Material“ getwittert:

„(Die) Geheimdienste hätten niemals erlauben sollen, dass diese Fake News an die Öffentlichkeit ´geleaked´ werden. Ein letzter Schuss gegen mich. Leben wir in Nazi-Deutschland?“

13.04.2020 - 11:41 [ Daily Caller ]

Oleg Deripaska Says He Hired Christopher Steele To Work On Research Project

(July 2, 2019)

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska said he previously employed Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump dossier.
Deripaska said he hired Steele through his attorneys in London to work on an unspecific legal proceeding.
Steele investigated the Trump campaign on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.

12.04.2020 - 13:24 [ DemExit.us ]

Dear DNC: This is our Declaration of Independence from your Corporate Party

Now we find ourselves in a moment where it’s far too late to talk reform. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has rigged two presidential primary elections against Bernie Sanders and millions of voters. A global pandemic and unprecedented economic meltdown have lifted the veil, revealing the greed, rot, and corporate beholdenness that has driven another giant transfer of wealth to Wall Street — just like the Great Recession — while the many suffering are thrown a few scraps to keep us from revolting.

We believe that it’s time for a party that fights alongside our movements for economic, racial, social and environmental justice instead of fighting against them. We are ready to build a dynamic movement-party — a party that centers direct action and mutual aid with electoral politics — a party that understands that civil disobedience is critical in this moment if we are to wrest our power from these craven, insatiable elites.

05.04.2020 - 19:12 [ theHill.com ]

Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual

Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention may need to be held virtually.

The former vice president and 2020 Democratic frontrunner told ABC’s “This Week” that his party’s convention is “necessary,” but added it may not be possible to bring thousands of people to one location safely amid the pandemic.

05.04.2020 - 11:19 [ RealClearPolitics.com ]

Trump Opposes Mail-In Voting In November: „I Think A Lot Of People Cheat“

President Donald Trump said during Friday’s coronavirus task force press conference that he would oppose the idea of using mail-in ballots in the November 2020 election, saying it would allow people to „cheat.“ He also added that Voter ID is „the real deal.“

„I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,“ Trump said. „I think people should vote with Voter ID. I think Voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want Voter ID is because they tend to cheat.“

02.04.2020 - 19:44 [ ORF.at ]

Demokraten verschieben Nominierungsparteitag

Der Parteitag in Milwaukee im Bundesstaat Wisconsin solle nun in der Woche vom 17. August stattfinden, teilte die Oppositionspartei heute mit. Bei der Konferenz soll der Herausforderer von US-Präsident Donald Trump bei der Wahl im November gekürt werden.

02.04.2020 - 19:34 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats to delay convention until August

The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be delayed for a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, the host committee announced on Thursday.

02.04.2020 - 12:35 [ New York Times ]

Biden Calls for Democratic Convention to Be Delayed Because of Virus

“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Mr. Biden told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”

Mr. Fallon had not asked Mr. Biden about the convention’s timing. The former vice president was responding to a question about how the virus would affect the election.

12.03.2020 - 00:03 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Cenk Uygur suggests establishment will replace failing Biden at convention

The host and founder of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur explains how the establishment and mainstream media has rigged the election for Joe Biden.

11.03.2020 - 22:01 [ Political Polls / Twitter ]

DNC announces that there will be no live audience and also no spin room at the Arizona debate on Sunday

10.03.2020 - 14:20 [ Jordan / Twitter ]

SCANDALOUS journalists are ignoring @JoeBiden : 1) Being limited to 7-15 minute speeches 2) Having INVITE ONLY public events 3) Campaign stops NOT OPEN 2 PUBLIC (Grand Rapids 2moro) 4) No live feed of events 5) No TV interviews 6) Pushing 4 seated town hall vs @BernieSanders

10.03.2020 - 07:12 [ quora.com ]

Why can Republicans vote in the Democratic Party primary?

Because you can register as a member of any party you like. Republicans can register as Democrats and then vote in the primary, even though they have no intention of voting Democratic in the election.

10.03.2020 - 02:16 [ The Guardian ]

Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: ‚Every point he makes is what I believe in‘

“The DNC will spread their talking point that ‘Bernie is divisive’ … That’s because Bernie is not with the DNC. Bernie is with you … I believe Bernie Sanders. I believe Bernie is the Real Deal.”

08.03.2020 - 17:49 [ Dawn Papple / Medium.com ]

If Joe Biden Wins The Nomination But Suffers Cognitive Decline, The DNC Could Get Their Coronation Afterall

Consider how the Democrats fill vacancies on their tickets:

“Filling a Vacancy on the National Ticket: In the event of death, resignation or disability of a nominee of the Party for President or Vice President after the adjournment of the National Convention, the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee shall confer with the Democratic leadership of the United States Congress and the Democratic Governors Association and shall report to the Democratic National Committee, which is authorized to fill the vacancy or vacancies.”

So, to be clear, the vacancy would be decided by Tom Perez (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Steny Hoyer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Jim Clyburn (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Chuck Schumer (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), Dick Durbin (a 2016 Clinton superdelegate), and the DGA will decide on their own who will be our Democratic nominee.

08.03.2020 - 15:27 [ Des Moines Register ]

‚We don’t have time to correct every error‘: Iowa Democrats vote 26-14 to certify caucus results

(29.02.2020)

But the certification wasn’t unanimous. Several members of the Iowa Democratic Party’s state central committee, which acts as a governing board, argued that too many questions remain about the accuracy of the results.

The Associated Press has declined to call a winner in the race, citing „remaining concerns about whether the results as reported by the party are fully accurate.“

08.03.2020 - 14:29 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@JoeBiden @BernieSanders I’m sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will stand up for what is right. So I ask that you have the courage to do that now in the face of the DNC’s effort to keep me from participating in the debates. #LetTulsiDebate

08.03.2020 - 14:21 [ Eoin Higgins / Twitter ]

The DNC has changed the format for the next debate, where Joe Biden would have had to stand at a lectern for two hours and answer questions from professional moderators, to one where both men will be seated and answer questions from the audience.

07.03.2020 - 21:53 [ theHill.com ]

New standards eliminate Tulsi Gabbard from next Democratic debate

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday announced new qualifying standards for the upcoming Arizona debate that will leave only the top two contenders on stage.

06.03.2020 - 23:26 [ Plain Ol' Johnny Graz / Twitter ]

Pay attention to the narrative they’re building. The Bernie delegates will not be awarded until they’ve stolen Michigan for Biden.

Then the only thing you’ll hear is calls for Bernie to drop out.

This has been the plan from the beginning. #RiggedPrimary

06.03.2020 - 23:00 [ Aaron Eisenberg / Twitter ]

So Biden is up 76 delegates (627-551) right now but for some reason there are 162 outstanding delegates not allocated yet and 153 of those are in Colorado, Utah, and California three states Bernie won. When are they going to update the delegates? It has been 3 full days now.

(1 hour ago)

05.03.2020 - 15:59 [ Adam H. Johnson / Twitter ]

We have an entire legal and regulatory apparatus designed to fine and sue airlines for tarmac delays but when poor people take 7 hours to vote we shrug and insist that’s The Way It Is

(04.03.2020)

05.03.2020 - 15:55 [ Christof Spieler / Twitter ]

The line at TSU, Houston, for the Texas Democratic primary, 30 min after the polls closed. The line continues inside the building. From the front doors to the voting booth took me over 2 hours in line — and nobody in this picture has made it that far yet.

05.03.2020 - 15:53 [ Ben Norton / Twitter ]

The best „democracy“ money can buy: Billionaire oligarch Bloomberg has bought—sorry I mean hired the vice chairs of the Democratic Party in California and Texas, Super Tuesday states with two of the top three-highest number of pledged delegates.

(02.03.2020)

02.03.2020 - 10:52 [ Zeit.de ]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Parteichefin der US-Demokraten tritt zurück

(25.07.2016)

Andere E-Mails legen den Schluss nahe, die Parteiführung habe Sanders in schlechtem Licht erscheinen lassen wollen. So finden sich Anspielungen auf den angeblichen Atheismus des Kandidaten, der Wählerstimmen kosten könne.

28.02.2020 - 14:28 [ JRE Clips / Youtube ]

Jimmy Dore: Bernie Has to Over-Win Or They’ll Cheat Him

(16.01.2020)

Taken from JRE #1412 w/Jimmy Dore: https://youtu.be/amx14K9N5CY

28.02.2020 - 13:55 [ Wikipedia ]

List of 2020 Democratic Party automatic delegates

This list tracks the presumed support (based on endorsements) for given candidates among the 775 unpledged delegates (commonly known as superdelegates, and referred to in the 2020 election cycle as ‚automatic delegates‚[1]) who will be eligible to cast a vote at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which is to be held on July 13–16, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

28.02.2020 - 12:44 [ @Weusedtoknowst1 / Twitter ]

The results are still unofficial: The state party must certify the results by Saturday, the day of the South Carolina primary. And the Sanders campaign says it has already asked the Democratic National Committee to step in and review the recount process in Iowa.

26.02.2020 - 07:39 [ live5news.com ]

Want a guaranteed seat at the Democratic debate in Charleston? It’ll cost a lot of cash.

(06.02.2020)

Condon also added that the ticket system is not unique to the Charleston debate.

“It’s completely usual,” Condon said. „This is exactly what’s happening in New Hampshire for their debate, Nevada’s debate and Iowa’s debate and so on.

26.02.2020 - 07:28 [ Evan Brown / Twitter ]

I live in Charleston. The easiest way to get in the debate was to donate a minimum of $1750.

22.02.2020 - 11:20 [ Salon.com ]

10 ways the Democratic primary has been rigged from the start

(30.03.2016)

It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee, its Wall Street and corporate backers and the major media—most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations—have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton.

22.02.2020 - 11:13 [ Donna Brazile / Politico.com ]

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(02.11.2017)

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

19.02.2020 - 13:24 [ APnews.com ]

Bernie Sanders’ campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie.

Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the campaign has had a representative in contact with the Iowa Democratic Party throughout the recanvass process.

19.02.2020 - 12:52 [ Jonathan Basile ‏/ Twitter ]

If these results stand Buttigieg would still get 14 national delegates (the ones that actually matter) to Bernie’s 12. Totally democratic system we have!

Bernie is still fighting that decision

19.02.2020 - 12:46 [ Nate Cohn ‏/ Twitter ]

Buttigieg lead in Iowa appears to fall to a mere 0.08 SDEs after recanvass Buttigieg 563.207 Sanders 563.127

19.02.2020 - 12:43 [ Politico.com ]

Buttigieg, Sanders separated by thousandths of a point after Iowa recanvass

Buttigieg now leads Sanders by .08 state delegate equivalents, according to results posted by the state party — 26.186 percent for Buttigieg to 26.182 percent for Sanders. The initial results were marred by apparent reporting or mathematical errors.

19.02.2020 - 12:41 [ kwwl.com ]

Iowa Democratic Party Announces Results of Official Recanvass Request

The recanvass results still have Pete Buttigieg at the top, getting 14 national delegates. He is closely followed by Bernie Sanders who will get 12.

16.02.2020 - 14:14 [ John Panzer, Silicon Valley & California native / Twitter ]

“The DNC ordered and paid for a security audit of the software, which was completed by NCC Group, a Britain-based cybersecurity firm.

Out of the review, which also involved threat assessment conducted with the national party as well as officials in Iowa… … and Nevada, came directions to guard the name of the vendor, and to take the software live as late as possible to prevent it from getting into the hands of hackers, according to multiple people who participated or had knowledge of the exercises.”

16.02.2020 - 14:09 [ Washington Post ]

How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC

The DNC ordered and paid for a security audit of the software, which was completed by NCC Group, a Britain-based cybersecurity firm. Out of the review, which also involved threat assessment conducted with the national party as well as officials in Iowa and Nevada, came directions to guard the name of the vendor, and to take the software live as late as possible to prevent it from getting into the hands of hackers, according to multiple people who participated or had knowledge of the exercises.

15.02.2020 - 19:24 [ CNN ]

Volunteers and campaigns worry about results reporting ahead of Nevada caucuses

„The DNC is working with the Nevada Democratic Party and we are confident that they are doing everything they can to implement the lessons that have been learned from this process,“ David Bergstein, DNC spokesman, told CNN. „We have already deployed staff and will continue to work with them in the coming days.“

The state party told CNN last week that they had „eliminated the use of any apps“ in the caucus process following the problems in Iowa.

14.02.2020 - 12:40 [ Yahoo News ]

Documents reveal DNC was ‚intimately involved‘ in development of troubled Iowa caucus app

The copies of Atwater’s email and Shadow’s contract with the IDP obtained by Yahoo News contained some redactions. Sources familiar with the original documents confirmed the authenticity of the copies. Atwater’s email was redacted to omit the name of the IDP official she communicated with. The Shadow contract was redacted to omit signatures and details about how much the company was paid by the IDP.

12.02.2020 - 13:27 [ Cybertalk.org ]

Tele-voting gets a veto

(03.09.2019)

“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” says Tom Perez, Lorraine Miller, and Jim Roosevelt, of the DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee, in a joint statement.

11.02.2020 - 11:19 [ Fox News ]

Krystal Ball: Democratic establishment would rather have four more years of Trump than see Bernie elected

„These are all people whose power comes from their access to the establishment world — consultants whose grift is based on a certain deal flow from the DNC, et cetera — and they know what you said about they prefer Trump to Bernie — that’s exactly right because they know under a Sanders administration, all of that access and all of that deal flow, all of that is gone and it truly is over for them,“ she said.

11.02.2020 - 11:10 [ theHill.com ]

Iowa Democratic Party chairman ‚disappointed‘ by Perez’s caucus criticism

“Obviously I was very disappointed by the chairman’s comments,” Price told reporters at a press conference after he was asked whether Perez had thrown him and the Iowa Democratic Party “under the bus.” “You know this has been a full partnership with the DNC this entire time.”

“What I will say is we’ve got a job to do and that is to finish up this process,” he continued. “There’s going to be a time to assign blame, but I will tell you the DNC has been a partner in this process up to, including and after caucus night.”

11.02.2020 - 11:03 [ Real Clear Politics ]

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Blames Iowa Democratic Party For Caucus Disaster: „What Happened Was Unacceptable“

(07.02.2020)

During an interview on CNN Friday morning, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez sidestepped blaming the national party for the mess that happened during Monday’s Iowa caucus, saying: „Well, again, the Iowa Democratic Party runs the caucus. Okay? And they — what happened was unacceptable.“

08.02.2020 - 12:35 [ Chris Bastian / Twitter ]

Isn’t that the approach that got Al Gore into trouble?

08.02.2020 - 11:54 [ The Hill / Twitter ]

Question: „The DNC now has said they should recanvass. Do you want, are you going to call on them?“ Sen. Bernie Sanders: „We got enough of Iowa.“

08.02.2020 - 11:44 [ CNN ]

Iowa Democratic Party extends deadline for campaigns to ask for recanvass or recount

The deadline had been noon CT/1 p.m. ET on Friday, but the party said it was moving the deadline to the same time on Monday, giving campaigns three additional days to review the results and decide whether they want to challenge them.

The state party added that campaigns have until Saturday at noon CT/1 p.m. ET to „submit documentary evidence of inconsistencies between the data reported and the records of result for correction.“

08.02.2020 - 11:25 [ Des Moines Register ]

Iowa caucus results are in, but not final, as state Democratic Party asks campaigns to air their issues

Party officials on Friday invited presidential campaigns to report errors in the delegate count and gave them until noon Saturday to do so. The campaigns also have until noon Monday to ask for a recanvass of results from all 1,700-plus precincts — a deadline the party announced it had extended about 30 minutes before the initial deadline of noon Friday expired.

08.02.2020 - 11:21 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Iowa Democratic Party chair holds a press conference

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price holds a press conference on the Iowa Caucus process.

08.02.2020 - 11:19 [ WQAD.com ]

Watch: Iowa Democratic party chair holds press conference on caucus status

Friday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m., Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price started speaking at the Northwestern Hotel to discuss updates in the 2020 Iowa Caucus process.

08.02.2020 - 11:07 [ Vice.com ]

Bernie Got Robbed in Iowa, And It Could Throw Fuel on His War With the Democrats

(04.02.2020)

Polling averages suggested that Sanders was running away with it in Iowa. And that would have likely propelled a multimillion-dollar surge in donations and positive media coverage, particularly since it appears as though the presumptive frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, severely underperformed.

Instead, the delay in results created an information vacuum that quickly turned into a circular firing squad of recriminations on the left.

08.02.2020 - 11:01 [ FiveThirtyEight.com ]

Iowa Might Have Screwed Up The Whole Nomination Process

(04.02.2020)

Actually, we had to do more than that. Since the nomination process is sequential — states vote one at a time rather than all at once — we had to determine, empirically, how much the results of one state can affect the rest.

The answer in the case of Iowa is that it matters a lot.

08.02.2020 - 10:27 [ WSWS:org ]

Democrats seek to suppress Sanders victory in Iowa

Iowa state Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price said that he was prepared to order a recanvass, but only if requested by one of the campaigns, not by Perez, who has no actual authority to order the review. None of the campaigns has yet requested a recanvass, and it is not clear that any of them will, since those candidates who finished below the top two, including Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Amy Klobuchar, want the public to forget about Iowa as quickly as possible.

08.02.2020 - 10:15 [ WSWS.org ]

Demokraten wollen Sanders Sieg in Iowa totschweigen

Der Vorsitzende der Demokraten von Iowa, Troy Price, erklärte sich bereit, eine Überprüfung anzuordnen. Diese müsste allerdings von einem der Wahlkampfteams beantragt werden, da Perez keine Befugnis dazu hat. Bisher hat keines der Wahlkampfteams eine Überprüfung beantragt. Es ist unklar, ob es dazu kommen wird, denn die Kandidaten, die auf die zwei Bestplatzierten folgen, (darunter Warren, der ehemalige Vizepräsiden Joe Biden und Senatorin Amy Klobuchar) wollen die Vorwahl in Iowa so schnell wie möglich aus dem Gedächtnis der Öffentlichkeit verbannen.

06.02.2020 - 21:38 [ Jennifer Winn (Precinct Caucus Chair for Hawarden) / Twitter ]

Hawarden & Reading Precincts caucused in the same room. I ran the event for both precincts, though they aligned and counted delegates separately. Reading was reported on Tuesday- Hawarden is not reflecting. Only difference? #BernieWon my precinct. @TomPerez LET OUR VOTES REFLECT!

06.02.2020 - 21:00 [ ABC News ]

DNC Chairman Tom Perez calls on the Iowa Democratic Party to ‚immediately‘ begin a recanvass

Polk County Democrats Chairman Sean Bagniewski later confirmed to ABC News that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results — meaning the national party committee is actively engaging in calling the leaders of each precinct in order to verify the results.

And one Democratic official was told that the DNC was „taking over“ the accounting. The official said that to their knowledge, this has never happened before.

06.02.2020 - 20:52 [ Tom Perez (Chairman of the DNC) / Twitter ]

Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.

06.02.2020 - 18:51 [ Terri C / Twitter ]

Why aren’t any of the Dem candidates speaking out about the situation in Iowa? It’s been FOUR DAYS and they still don’t have a final count? And they’re stealing the election right out from under Bernie and he remains silent. What is going on in this party?

They are SO inept.

06.02.2020 - 18:46 [ Bloomberg ]

Buttigieg Faces Tough Battle to Repeat Iowa Feat in Later States

The once-improbable path for Pete Buttigieg to in the Democratic presidential nomination hinged on a strong performance in the Iowa caucuses.

06.02.2020 - 18:45 [ CNN ]

This is why Pete Buttigieg did well in Iowa

(05.02.2020)

CNN’s John King explains why 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads more experienced politicians in the Iowa caucuses.

06.02.2020 - 18:44 [ CNN ]

Pete Buttigieg claimed victory in Iowa before any results were reported

(04.02.2020)

„So we don’t know all the results, but we know by the time, it’s all said and done, Iowa you have shocked the nation. Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious,“ Buttigieg told the crowd in comments that drew criticism online.

06.02.2020 - 18:04 [ Jennifer Winn (Precinct Caucus Chair for Hawarden) / Twitter ]

This is insane, still no reporting on my precinct here in NW Iowa. We are not a satellite location, we are a precinct of less than 100 people! #BernieWonIA #WTFIDP

06.02.2020 - 17:36 [ New York Times ]

Iowa Caucus Results Riddled With Errors and Inconsistencies

The results released by the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday were riddled with inconsistencies and other flaws. According to a New York Times analysis, more than 100 precincts reported results that were internally inconsistent, that were missing data or that were not possible under the complex rules of the Iowa caucuses.

06.02.2020 - 14:59 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Nothing that I can remember has damaged faith and credibility in US democracy like what happened in the Iowa Democratic Party caucus.

06.02.2020 - 13:30 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

The Myth Of Incompetence: DNC Scandals Are A Feature, Not A Bug

The Iowa caucus scandal has continued to get more egregious by the hour, with new revelations routinely pouring in about extremely suspicious manipulations taking place which all just so happen to disadvantage the campaign of Bernie Sanders in the first Democratic electoral contest of 2020. By the time you read this article, there will likely have been more.

06.02.2020 - 13:12 [ Jordan / Twitter ]

THERE YOU HAVE IT….@cnn just reported the @DNC is “running the show” on the release and handling of the #IowaCaucus results. It now makes perfect sense why results have been released this way…which just so happened to make @PeteButtigieg look like the winner for 2 days

06.02.2020 - 12:08 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

I’ve been resisting the idea that the Iowa debacle was driven by malice, result-manipulation and corruption rather than ineptitude and stupidity — I just hadn’t seen convincing evidence of deliberate fraud — but I’m starting to change my mind:

https://twitter.com/bagniewski/status/1224884476213387265

06.02.2020 - 11:45 [ Sean Bagniewski, Chair of the @polkdems in Iowa / Twitter ]

Still correct that all 177 precincts in Polk were provided to the state party at 2:30 CST. Not sure why they’re not reporting all of them. We’ve received no questions or comments on anything since they left at that time. #iacaucus

(05.02.2020)

06.02.2020 - 11:43 [ Paige Godden / Twitter ]

With just 54 precincts left to report, we still seem to be missing 5-10 precincts from Polk County.

06.02.2020 - 11:28 [ Sean Bagniewski, Chair of the @polkdems in Iowa / Twitter ]

Just to be clear – the Polk numbers were correct, but the state party reported them incorrectly.

06.02.2020 - 11:20 [ Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County (Iowa) Supervisor / Twitter ]

I’ll be on @democracynow in the morning to discuss the @BernieSanders and @DevalPatrick results mix-up and slow pace of returns in the #IACaucas #NotMeUs

06.02.2020 - 11:14 [ Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County (Iowa) Supervisor / Twitter ]

The state party is now being forced to walk back their error of giving @BernieSanders delegates to @DevalPatrick who received zero votes in Black Hawk County. Press can dm me.

06.02.2020 - 10:54 [ Kevan McDougall, McMaster University Alumnus / Twitter ]

@nytimes Hey there, spotted a very likely mistake in your data presentation for Polk – Des Moines 14. S.D.E. for Sanders and Warren appears to be switched, based on final alignment numbers. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Also confused by this result in Clinton – Eden Camanche Twp. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Also interesting data shown for Kossuth GW-SN. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

And in Warren – Liberty Twp. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

And in Johnson – Cedar Township #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

And Clinton – Liberty Toronto. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Also Muscatine – Orono City. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

And Scott – (BF) City of Buffalo. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

And Polk – Des Moines 72. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Woodbury – 43 Oto/Oto Township. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Dubuque – Dubuque 44 #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

Jefferson – Penn-Pleasant Plain. #IowaCaucuses #IowaCaucuses2020

06.02.2020 - 10:15 [ Jennifer Winn / Twitter ]

I AM THE PRECINCT CAUCUS CHAIR FOR HAWARDEN INSIDE THE STATE (NOT A SATELLITE LOCATION) AND WE ARE STILL NOT REPORTED. HELLO??

#BernieWonIowa #iowacaucus2020

06.02.2020 - 10:10 [ Jennifer Winn / Twitter ]

I hope people like @shaunking @MeetMichael_ @KillerMike @ninaturner are able to see these posts. 13 of 16 precincts in my county are showing on the #IDP website, even though all were reported to the state by @SiouxCountyDems yesterday morning. Where is Hawarden? Bernie won here.

06.02.2020 - 09:51 [ James Payne / Twitter ]

EVERYONE WHO WORKED A PRECINCT FOR BERNIE SHOULD DOUBLECHECK THE @iowademocrats AND @nytimes NUMBERS AND REPORT DISCREPANCIES. They misreported Polk DM 14, stole one of our two delegates.

06.02.2020 - 09:40 [ James Payne / Twitter ]

Here is the raw misreporting on the failing @iowademocrats ’s website. That .27 should be a .52 SDE. Instead, they gave it to Warren. They’re trying to steal this. #IowaCaucuses #iowa #IowaCaucusDisaster

06.02.2020 - 09:39 [ James Payne / Twitter ]

They fucking misreported my precinct. Bernie won 2 delegates in Polk County – Des Moines Precinct 14 in Merle Hay and we fought like hell for them. And @iowademocrats put one of our SDEs in Warren’s column but correctly reported vote. #IowaCaucusDisaster #iowacaucus #iowa

06.02.2020 - 09:26 [ phil / Twitter ]

people are asking me where to report discrepancies. i don’t really know. i’m an entertainer and i found a glaringly obvious data error and sent them an @ reply. i can’t imagine that’s protocol but it worked! and yes, i do find that distressing!

06.02.2020 - 09:11 [ phil / Twitter ]

Replying to @iowademocrats: hey, looks like you accidentally swapped deval patrick’s (left) and bernie’s (right) columns in the rows between WL 3-4 and WL 4-2. you also switched tom steyer and elizabeth warren’s results for the same rows.

06.02.2020 - 08:59 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The Democratic Party doesn’t do accountability. They just blame everything and everyone else they can find. They still think they did nothing wrong in 2016 and were just the victims of wrongdoing by the cast of villains they decided to blame for their own failures.

06.02.2020 - 08:41 [ Gungurl / Twitter ]

48 hours after the Iowa caucus and still no clear „winner“. Yet, we can a national election and have a winner in 2 hours. What are they hiding?

06.02.2020 - 08:30 [ BA / Twitter ]

I just heard there is STILL no winner in Iowa for the Democratic caucus. Thanks to Trump and the people leading the Democratic Party today this party is like a massive dumpster fire.

06.02.2020 - 08:28 [ MeAhh / Twitter ]

Let’s talk about that shit show of a caucus in Iowa… 3rd caucus in a row that they have screwed something up. Time to demand a change, they can’t handle caucuses. Time for a state change. No excuses for what happened 3 days later and still no results! WTF

05.02.2020 - 20:04 [ Secular Talk / Twitter ]

It’s very likely the Iowa dem party does it again by the way. Releases more info, like 86% or some shit, and *still* has Pete leading (albeit by a tinier amount). It’ll give him ANOTHER round of fake ‚victory‘ press.

05.02.2020 - 20:00 [ MSNBC.com ]

Dan Rather: Iowa results issues undercuts confidence in electoral system

On the Iowa Democratic Party’s issues reporting results in the Caucuses, Dan Rather says “This undercuts peoples‘ confidence in our whole electoral system.“

05.02.2020 - 19:51 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Medium.com ]

DNC Completely Loses Public Trust In Its Primary Process On Very First Day

After a 2016 presidential primary race riddled with scandals, all of which worked against Bernie Sanders to the advantage of anointed establishment favorite Hillary Clinton, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary elections officially began with a massive scandal working against Bernie Sanders to the advantage of an establishment favorite.

The 2020 Iowa caucuses turned out to have been designed to depend on the use of a new, untested app with extensive ties to establishment insiders and to the Pete Buttigeig campaign, and because of problems using this app as of this writing we are still waiting on the full results of the election.

05.02.2020 - 19:18 [ Adam Brewster, 2020 Campaign Reporter for @CBSNews covering Iowa / Twitter ]

„More results“ are expected to be released in Iowa this afternoon, sources tell me, @edokeefe and @caitlinconant

05.02.2020 - 19:04 [ MSNBC ]

‚Coding issue‘ blamed for Iowa caucus chaos as nation awaits results

As part of our investigation, we determined with certainty that the underlying data collected via the app was sound,“ Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price said in a statement. „While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data. We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system. This issue was identified and fixed.“

05.02.2020 - 18:51 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Twitter ]

The problem with the app was that it was changing the results upon submission. It’s very possible this was not a bug but a feature and the only thing that went „wrong“ was mucking up the permissions flow of who got to see which version of the „results.“

05.02.2020 - 18:49 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

I know this isn’t adding much but you can fucking believe they still haven’t posted the full vote totals, still haven’t explained anything about what happened, still haven’t explained how they selected the results they did release, and still won’t say when it will be finished?

05.02.2020 - 18:37 [ Salon.com ]

DNC chair Tom Perez under fire for Iowa disaster, favoritism for billionaire oligarch Bloomberg

Calls for Tom Perez to step down as the head of the Democratic National Committee grew louder Tuesday in the aftermath of the Iowa caucus fiasco in which party mismanagement of the process delayed the results from Monday night’s contest and left the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in disarray.

05.02.2020 - 18:18 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Hey why not pretend you’re a psycho & grin like an idiot without speaking while reporters ask you about your “victory” ?

05.02.2020 - 18:15 [ Michelle Wolf / Twitter ]

I said it at the correspondents dinner but it feels worth repeating, “Democrats can’t do anything. You’ll probably lose to a guy named Jeff Pedophile Nazi Doctor.” #IowaCaucas

05.02.2020 - 17:51 [ Peter Daou / Twitter ]

The fiasco in #Iowa is already being swept under the rug. It’s days later and we don’t even have final results. What a farce and an insult to the volunteers, voters, and activists who worked tirelessly. Let’s overhaul this broken party already.

05.02.2020 - 17:29 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Krystal Ball: Iowa was rigged, here’s the proof

Krystal Ball criticizes the behavior of the Iowa Democratic party in releasing partial results.

05.02.2020 - 17:12 [ @S4ltPrincess / Twitter ]

Two days after the Iowa caucus full results have still not been published, no matter how shitty your organization is it doesn’t take this long.

05.02.2020 - 11:35 [ theIntercept.com ]

New Details Show How Deeply Iowa Caucus App Developer Was Embedded in Democratic Establishment

Acronym, which includes a hybrid model of a 501(c)4 entity that does not disclose donors and a Super PAC that does, has been a favorite for deep-pocketed Democratic donors. Donald Sussman, the founder of Paloma Partners, and Michael Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, each donated $1 million to Acronym last year. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg gave $500,000. Investor Seth Klarman, once a major donor to Republican causes, gave $1.5 million to Acronym.

05.02.2020 - 10:33 [ Startribune.com ]

Maker of glitchy Iowa caucus app has Democratic Party ties

But business and tax records show ACRONYM and Shadow are registered at the same Washington, D.C., street address, which belongs to a WeWork co-working location. Shadow CEO Gerard Niemira previously served as the chief operating officer and chief technology officer at ACRONYM, according to an online resume.

And on Sunday, McGowan tweeted pictures from a birthday celebration that included her husband and Troy Price, the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party.

05.02.2020 - 10:23 [ PJmedia.com ]

Hoo Boy: Hillary’s Campaign Manager Was Involved With That Disastrous Iowa Caucus App

As everyone knows by now, the Iowa caucuses on Monday were an unmitigated disaster, thanks to an app that malfunctioned, as the Iowa Democratic Party tells it. As it turns out, Robby Mook, Hillary’s 2016 campaign manager, was tasked with vetting the app that resulted in… well… no results on Monday night. You can’t make this stuff up.

04.02.2020 - 22:00 [ The Guardian / Twitter ]

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

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

(03.02.2020)

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

(14.01.2020)

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

01.02.2020 - 02:50 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Is Impeachment Officially OVER?; Bernie Leads; DNC Bends the Knee To Bloomberg

(video)

30.01.2020 - 17:55 [ Telegraph ]

WikiLeaks offers $20,000 reward over murder of Democrat staffer Seth Rich

(10.8.2016)

Seth Rich, 27, was shot twice in the head in what appeared to be an attempted robbery near his home in a suburb of the US capital on July 10, but his belongings were not taken.

Two weeks later WikiLeaks, the website, published thousands of embarrassing internal emails which showed Democratic Party officials favouring Hillary Clinton over her rival Bernie Sanders.

The scandal led to the resignation of the party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

30.01.2020 - 17:51 [ ConsortiumNews.com ]

The FBI Has Been Lying About Seth Rich

The opening email, at the bottom, dated 10 August 2016 at 10.32 a.m., precisely, just one month after the murder of Seth Rich, is from the media handling department of the Washington Field Office. It references WikiLeaks’ offer of a reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich, and that Assange seemed to imply Rich was the source of the DNC leaks.

29.01.2020 - 12:23 [ theHill.com ]

Sanders allies in new uproar over DNC convention appointments

The Sanders campaign unsuccessfully sought to have Frank removed from the rules committee in 2016, describing him as an “aggressive attack surrogate for the Clinton campaign.”

And Podesta, a longtime Washington political consultant and Clinton confidant, is viewed with contempt by some on the left. One of Podesta’s hacked emails from 2016 showed him asking a Democratic strategist where to “stick the knife in” Sanders, who lost the nomination to Clinton that year after a divisive primary contest.

27.01.2020 - 08:31 [ theGrayzone.com ]

DNC’s Tom Perez nominates regime-change agents, Israel lobbyists, and Wall Street consultants to rig the game against Bernie

With Sen. Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, DNC chair Tom Perez has put forward a cartoonishly neoliberal cast of foreign policy hacks and corporate lobbyists to sabotage his nomination.

22.01.2020 - 21:01 [ Newsweek ]

AOC Says Democratic Party Is ‚Center-Conservative Party,‘ Adds ‚We Don’t Have a Left Party‘ in The U.S.

She noted that there are some „true believers“ within the Democratic Party who think capitalism can end poverty. „If anything, that’s probably the majority,“ she said, adding that she disagrees.

„That’s an area in which I agree with Dr. King, that that assessment is flawed,“ Ocasio-Cortez said as the audience erupted into loud applause.

Newsweek has reached out to the Democratic National Committee for comment but did not hear back before publication.

18.01.2020 - 12:36 [ theHill.com ]

DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate

The option notably also gives an opportunity to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make the debate stage.

Since Bloomberg is self-funding his campaign, he failed to meet the DNC’s donor threshold for previous debates. If he wins at least one delegate in Iowa, he would have an opportunity to debate in New Hampshire.

14.01.2020 - 03:35 [ Des Moines Register ]

Everything you need to know about the latest Iowa Poll results and what they mean

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leads his rivals with 20% of likely Democratic caucusgoers naming him as their first choice. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is close behind with 17%.

14.01.2020 - 03:31 [ Time.com ]

6 Democratic Candidates Will Face Off in the Last Debate Before the Iowa Caucuses. Here’s What to Know

The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) seventh Democratic debate of this cycle — and the first of the election year — will take place on Jan. 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN will co-host the debate with The Des Moines Register and broadcast the event live from 9 to 11 p.m. EST.

28.12.2019 - 17:05 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

DNC’s Billionaire Bonanza

The ultra-wealthy are pouring money into the 2020 Democratic Primary. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and John Fugelsang, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

25.12.2019 - 14:33 [ New York Magazine ]

Tulsi Gabbard and the Return of the Anti-Anti-Trump Left

What they share, in addition to enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders, is a deep skepticism of the Democratic Party’s mobilization against the president. The left’s struggle against the center-left is the axis around which their politics revolves. From that perspective, the Russia scandal and impeachment are unnecessary and even reactionary.

While incomprehensible to liberals, centrists, and even many leftists who work within two-party politics, left-wing anti-anti-Trumpism has a coherent logic. It takes as its starting point a familiar critique that Trump won because liberalism failed. Trump, while bad, is merely a meta-phenomenon of the larger failure of the Democratic Party and the political and economic Establishment.

23.12.2019 - 15:36 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

It’s Very Hard Being Tom Perez

Tom Perez a little trooper. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

28.11.2019 - 18:16 [ theHill.com ]

Krystal Ball rips report saying Obama would intervene to stop Sanders

Bernie is an existential threat to business as usual and both parties ability to cash in as perpetual winners in the oligarchy-and they’ll use every means, fair and unfair, to protect their position. So, to those of you dedicated to upending business as usual, in case you had any illusions, Obama’s comments prove that you better be prepared for the fight of your life.

23.11.2019 - 11:04 [ Shane Goldmacher, New York Times national political reporter / Twitter ]

NEW: Bloomberg has reserved more than $30 million TV ads beginning on Monday. A huge show of financial force. Story:

23.11.2019 - 10:59 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy elections. If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president.

03.11.2019 - 12:09 [ Consortium News ]

More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative

(20.09.2017)

How can we be so confident? Because NSA alumni now active in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) are intimately familiar with NSA’s capabilities and practice with respect to bulk capture and storage of fiber-optic communications. Two of us actually devised the systems still in use, and Edward Snowden’s revelations filled in remaining gaps. Today’s NSA is in position to clear up any and all questions about intrusions into the DNC.

(…)

The FBI could still redeem itself by doing what it should have done as soon as the DNC claimed to have been “hacked.” For reasons best known to former FBI Director James Comey, the Bureau failed to get whatever warrant was needed to confiscate the DNC servers and computers to properly examine them.

03.11.2019 - 11:25 [ Ray McGovern / Consortium News ]

RAY McGOVERN: A Non-Hack That Raised Hillary’s Hackles

(22.07.2019)

Independent forensic investigations demonstrated two years ago that the DNC emails were not hacked over the Internet, but had been copied onto an external storage device — probably a thumb drive. Additional work over recent months has yielded more evidence that the intrusion into the DNC computers was a copy, not a hack, and that it took place on May 23 and 25, 2016.

The DNC almost certainly knew what had happened — not only that someone with physical access to DNC computers had copied thousands of emails, but also which ones they had copied, and thus how prejudicial to the Clinton campaign they would be when they saw the light of day.

And so, candidate Clinton, the DNC, and the mainstream media (forever quoting anonymous “current and former intelligence officials”) appear to have colluded, deciding the best defense would be a good offense.

25.10.2019 - 16:28 [ Nate's Liver - Commentary ‏ / Twitter ]

I don’t get it. Why is Bernie even a Dem if he isn’t going to be a puppet for a handful of donors?

20.10.2019 - 16:27 [ Robbie Jaeger / Medium.com ]

Tulsi Gabbard Has Enemies In High Places

The morning of February 28, 2016, Tulsi Gabbard was in a pretty good spot. She was the rising-star Congresswoman from Hawaii, the darling of the Democratic party, whose anti-regime change platform was breathing fresh life into a stagnating institution. She was their future. But the revelations — revealed by Wikileaks through troves of leaked internal emails — that the Democratic National Committee was actively conspiring against Bernie Sanders in order to ensure Hillary Clinton won the nomination at that years convention changed everything. That day, Tulsi Gabbard took a stand…

19.10.2019 - 11:55 [ Spiegel.de ]

Tulsi Gabbard: Hillary Clinton warnt vor russischer Unterstützung für Kandidatin bei US-Wahl

(heute)

„Sie ist die Favoritin der Russen“, sagte die Ex-US-Außenministerin, die 2016 bei der Präsidentschaftswahl gegen den heutigen Staatschef Donald Trump unterlag. Die verdächtigte Politikerin erhalte im Internet massive Unterstützung. Ziel sei es, dem Kandidaten der Demokraten bei der Präsidentschaftswahl im kommenden Jahr entscheidende Stimmen abzujagen und so Trump eine zweite Amtszeit zu ermöglichen.

19.10.2019 - 11:47 [ Spiegel.de ]

Donna Brazile: Demokratische Vorwahlen waren laut Ex-Parteichefin zugunsten Clintons manipuliert

(3.11.2017)

In einem Buch, das Brazile bald veröffentlicht, beschreibt sie zudem eine aus ihrer Sicht „unethische“ Vereinbarung zwischen Clinton und der Demokratischen Partei. Die Vorwahlphase sei zugunsten Hillary Clintons und gegen deren parteiinternen Widersacher Bernie Sanders manipuliert worden, schrieb die Ex-Parteichefin.

Die Vereinbarungen zwischen der Parteiführung und dem Clinton-Lager habe es bereits seit August 2015 gegeben, lange bevor der interne Auswahlprozess überhaupt gestartet worden sei.

19.10.2019 - 11:39 [ Donna Brazile / Politico.com ]

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(02.11.2017)

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

13.10.2019 - 13:43 [ Tulsi2020.com ]

The DNC and corporate media are trying to hijack the entire election process

The 2016 Democratic Primary election was rigged by the DNC and their partners in the corporate media against Bernie Sanders.

In this 2020 election, the DNC and corporate media are rigging the election again, but this time against the American people in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

They are attempting to replace the roles of voters in the early states, using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic, and holding so-called debates which are not debates at all but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, not inform or enlighten.

15.09.2019 - 20:22 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Stand with Tulsi at this critical moment when the powerful, corrupt, political elite are trying to silence the voice of one of the most courageous leaders our country has known in decades. Donate now –> Tulsi.to/donate-now #TULSI2020

15.09.2019 - 20:11 [ The Rubin Report / Youtube ]

A Crazy Question From Media & DNC Losing Voter Trust | Tulsi Gabbard | POLITICS | Rubin Report

(12.09.2019)

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Tulsi Gabbard (Presidential Candidate) about ridiculous questions from the media, why she is anti war, and if the Democrats are rigging the debates and losing the trust of Democratic Voters.

30.08.2019 - 10:54 [ Susan Sarandon / Twitter ]

.@TulsiGabbard deserves to be on that debate stage. We need her voice.

30.08.2019 - 10:10 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

No transparency = no trust. With your help, we will carry our message forward until we finally have a government that stands for the people, for our planet, and for peace. Stand with me –>

30.08.2019 - 06:58 [ theHill.com ]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: „There’s no explanation or transparency around why certain polls are qualifying while other very credible, recognized polls are somehow not qualifying… Frankly the DNC has not provided any transparency to voters about how they’re making these decisions.“

30.08.2019 - 06:13 [ Jake Mercier / Medium ]

NH Pollster: ‘Our Polling Schedule is Determined by CNN’

In an exclusive comment to CitizenSource, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center — one of the only DNC-approved pollsters in New Hampshire (due to the fact that they are “partners” with CNN) — explained why they wouldn’t be conducting a poll this month in the battleground state before the crucial September debate. Director Andrew E. Smith responded:

“The UNH Survey Center is funded by grants and contracts. We have contracted with CNN during this primary cycle as we have since 2000. Our polling schedule is determined by CNN and their polling budget.”

Mr. Smith, just a few days before, told a Tulsi Gabbard supporter that they would be happy to conduct a poll “if someone was willing to pay the $50,000 cost,” a cost that CNN usually covers. (Of course, even if a third party provided the funding, the poll wouldn’t count — even if it had the same methodology — simply because it wasn’t funded by CNN or another DNC-approved media organization).

30.08.2019 - 05:53 [ CNN Politics / Twitter ]

Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t run as an independent if she doesn’t secure the Democratic nomination: “I’ve ruled that out. I’m going to continue to focus on moving our campaign forward, continuing this grassroots campaign, continuing to deliver our message to the American people”

30.08.2019 - 05:51 [ amgreatness.com ]

The DNC Would Rather Lose Than Nominate Tulsi Gabbard

Having served in the U.S. Army National Guard in a medical unit during the darkest days of pre-surge Iraq, Gabbard was forced to question all of her pre-war assumptions. From that point, she entered politics and quickly rose to prominence as one of the few voices of restraint and reason among Democrats now infected by the warmongering ruling class.

Since then, the four-term congresswoman has been lampooned by the leaders of her own party for her troubles.

30.08.2019 - 05:44 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

Reminder: if the DNC simply accepted polls conducted by the two largest newspapers in two critical early primary states (NH and SC) — Tulsi would have qualified for the next debate. Their „rules“ make no sense and that’s why people are rightly cynical about this absurd exclusion

30.08.2019 - 05:36 [ Elizabeth Lea Vos ‏/ Twitter ]

We all know that @TulsiGabbard has been excluded from the third @DNC primary debate because she so thoroughly embarrassed neoliberal favorite Kamala-the-corrupt-prosecutor-Harris. This is a small preview of 2020: another shamelessly rigged primary & loss to Trump.

30.08.2019 - 05:33 [ CBS News ]

DNC announces criteria for fall debates – and ups the ante

(29.05.2019)

Candidates will need to score at least 2 percent in at least four national or statewide polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The polls must be sponsored by a DNC-approved news organization: The Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Des Moines Register, Fox News, Monmouth University, NBC News, New York Times, NPR, Quinnipiac University, University of New Hampshire, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, or Winthrop University.

24.08.2019 - 13:58 [ Tulsi2020.com ]

Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Calls On the DNC to Ensure Transparency in Debate Requirements

The DNC set a threshold that candidates must meet 2% in four DNC-certified polls in order to qualify for the third and fourth Democratic primary debates. However, the DNC has not released their criteria for selecting the sixteen polling organizations they deem “certified.”

Rep. Gabbard has exceeded 2% support in 26 national and early state polls, but only two of them are on the DNC’s “certified” list.

24.08.2019 - 13:49 [ John Iadarola, award-winning progressive host of @thedamagereport, @theyoungturks / Twitter ]

Not sure why the Boston Globe or Economist wouldn’t qualify as reputable polls.

24.08.2019 - 13:45 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates

The campaign noted that Gabbard has exceeded 2 percent support in 26 national and early state polls but said only two of those are on DNC’s “certified” list, even as „many of the uncertified polls, including those conducted by highly reputable organizations such as The Economist and the Boston Globe, are ranked by Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight as more accurate than some DNC ‚certified‘ polls.“

24.08.2019 - 13:35 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Gabbard Victimized by DNC’s Dubious Debate Criteria

Take, for instance, her poll standing in New Hampshire, which currently places Gabbard at 3.3% support, according to the RealClearPolitics average as of Aug. 20. One might suspect that such a figure would merit inclusion in the upcoming debates — especially considering she’s ahead of several candidates who have already been granted entry, including Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang. But the Democratic National Committee has decreed that the polls constituting this average are not sufficiently “qualifying.”

24.08.2019 - 13:21 [ New York Times ]

The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)

If one more candidate qualifies for the September debate in Houston, it will be spread across two nights. Tom Steyer and Tulsi Gabbard are close.

12.08.2019 - 23:42 [ theHill.com ]

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears

So far, nine candidates have made the September debate: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Two other candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, are at least halfway there, having met the 130,000-donor benchmark but not the polling requirement of at least 2 percent support in four DNC-recognized polls.

10.08.2019 - 10:29 [ WSWS.org ]

Deutsche Medien und Julian Assange: Schweigen und Verunglimpfung

Als Assange im April von der britischen Polizei aus der ecuadorianischen Botschaft gezerrt und illegal in das Hochsicherheitsgefängnis Belmarsh verschleppt wurde, hatten ihn führende Zeitungen – darunter die Bild-Zeitung, die taz und die Süddeutsche Zeitung – denunziert oder seine Festnahme sogar enthusiastisch begrüßt. Nun, da ihre falschen Anschuldigungen gegen Assange von höchstrichterlicher Stelle widerlegt wurden, bringt es kaum eine deutschsprachige Zeitung fertig, über dieses wichtige politische Ereignis auch nur zu berichten.

Der einzige Artikel, der neben der Berichterstattung der WSWS bei einer Google-Suche auftaucht, erschien am 31. Juli, also einen Tag nach Zurückweisung der Klage, unter der Überschrift „US-Urteil: WikiLeaks durfte Mails aus Demokraten-Hack veröffentlichen“ auf Spiegel Online. Der Artikel ist ein Hohn auf eine objektive Berichterstattung. Er steht beispielhaft für die Selbstgleichschaltung der bürgerlichen Medien und ihre Rolle als Propagandawerkzeug der Geheimdienste und der Bundesregierung.