Archiv: Iowa Democratic Party


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.

17.02.2020 - 14:03 [ whotv.com ]

Iowa Democratic Party Begins Recanvass of Caucus Precincts

The party is expected to finish the recanvass by Wednesday. After that, candidates can request a recount.

17.02.2020 - 12:56 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

We’re about to be two weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, & the IDP has still not released real results from likely 2 precincts; & only one of them is on the recanvass list, which makes it an open question whether some voters in Des Moines Co. will ever have their votes included.

(Official reason the Des Moines precinct not on list is that no campaign put it on theirs; based on what co-chair of Des Moines Co Dems told @CoatsandLinen
, real results wouldn’t change Sanders/Buttigieg’s gap. But issue is also IDP putting burden of corrections on campaigns.)

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.

16.02.2020 - 14:07 [ Des Moines Register ]

State Rep. Mark Smith to lead Iowa Democratic Party after Troy Price stepped down Saturday

On Wednesday, the state party announced it would honor recanvass requests from both Sanders and Buttigieg.

The recanvass, which begins Sunday and is expected to take two days, involves the party comparing and correcting inconsistencies between the official results reported from 143 precincts and satellite caucuses and what the party reported in its tabulations.

15.02.2020 - 14:12 [ Fiorella Isabel / Twitter ]

Do not stop pushing. Continue talking about Iowa and demand the campaign continue with their recanvass. When you’re going up against the establishment. Every delegate matters.

15.02.2020 - 14:04 [ Des Moines Register ]

Amid bickering over transparency, Iowa Democrats retain prominent attorneys to review caucus chaos

The party’s State Central Committee, which acts as a governing board, approved up to $50,000 to retain attorneys Nick Klinefeldt, who was a federal attorney appointed by President Barack Obama, and former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell to conduct the investigation. Both are Democrats in Des Moines. Party officials hope the review will take 45 days or less.

15.02.2020 - 13:41 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

Marvelous NYT explanation of the myriad Iowa errors (with a beautiful lay-out). But the biggest & most simple error is missing: 2 precincts (in Decatur Co. & Des Moines Co.) still lack any real results, & are likely showing results of another precinct.

15.02.2020 - 13:25 [ New York Times ]

We Checked the Iowa Caucus Math. Here’s Where It Didn’t Add Up.

There has often been some fuzziness in the way the results of the Iowa caucuses were calculated and reported. But this is the first year that Iowa Democrats released raw vote counts. The transparency provided the public with its first opportunity to check the complex math that determines which candidates get the delegates they need to win the Democratic nomination.

And in many cases, the math did not check out. In such a close race — Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., is leading Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont by a tenth of a percentage point — even small mistakes can add up.

14.02.2020 - 12:55 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

..even with all that attention, the IDP still hasn’t felt like it has to so much as acknowledge that it has yet to report the results of likely 2 precincts, which is absolutely bonkers,.or to fix their results we know don’t conform to sheets.

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.

13.02.2020 - 18:56 [ LA Times ]

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucuses chaos

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.

13.02.2020 - 18:55 [ CBS News ]

Troy Price resigns as head of Iowa Democratic Party after bungled caucuses

Troy Price has resigned as the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, CBS News has confirmed, after a bungled Iowa caucuses saga that has yet to yield any certified final results. Price made the announcement in a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee.

13.02.2020 - 01:28 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

IDP count still likely lacks results of 2 precincts (but says „100%“). It has dozens of errors, at least one of which is *not* what math sheet shows. And yet: 1) It’s CHARGING campaigns for a recanvass… 2) … that won’t even cover all errors, incl. a likely missing precinct!

12.02.2020 - 20:35 [ Anne M. #NotMeUs / Twitter ]

Wait. Candidates have to pay for the recanvass because the Iowa Democratic Party screwed up the process and the results? That seems unfair, to say the least.

12.02.2020 - 20:24 [ theHill.com ]

Iowa Democratic Party says it plans to begin recanvass of caucus results on Sunday

The party is expected to provide the campaigns with details related to the timeline of the recanvass and the costs for which campaigns will be responsible. After that, the campaigns will have 24 hours to decide whether they want to proceed with the recanvass.

Once the process begins Sunday, the party said, it is expected to last for two days.

12.02.2020 - 13:54 [ Taniel / Twitter ]

The IDP results are still riddled with errors. They are mathematically incoherent. In some cases they don’t conform to what local precincts are reporting. They can claim what they want. Thankfully, the press isn’t bound to just account. That’s where we come in. Let’s dig in.

(10.02.2020)

12.02.2020 - 13:50 [ New York Times ]

Faulty Iowa App Was Part of Push to Restore Democrats’ Digital Edge

(04.02.2020)

Still, when Iowa Democrats, on the advice of the national party, abandoned plans to have caucus results called in by phone because of security concerns and instead build an app, they chose Shadow from multiple bidders, according to a state party official.

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 - 11:10 [ 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.“

11.02.2020 - 10:27 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Election Expert Warns Media: Don’t trust Iowa caucuses results

Editor of The Appeal: Political Report expands on the latest results in Iowa following a recanvass.

10.02.2020 - 18:35 [ Reid J. Epstein / Twitter ]

And the results @iowademocrats finally posted online? A @UpshotNYT review found at least 10% had improperly allocated delegates – mistakes in all 99 counties. But signed precinct worksheets are final documents — they can’t be fixed in a recanvass.

10.02.2020 - 18:30 [ Reid J. Epstein / Twitter ]

It took three days for Iowa Democratic Party volunteers to check all the caucus results worksheets that arrived by email. One results page didn’t reach Des Moines until Thursday — it had been sent through the Postal Service.

10.02.2020 - 18:27 [ Bleeding Heartland ]

Iowa Democrats need new state chair–and new attorney

A February 6 written statement from Price acknowledged that the reporting problems on caucus night “were unacceptable.” What he went on to say raised red flags (emphasis added):

“Should any presidential campaign in compliance with the Iowa Delegate Selection Plan request a recanvass, the IDP is prepared. In such a circumstance, the IDP will audit the paper records of report, as provided by the precinct chairs and signed by representatives of presidential campaigns. This is the official record of the Iowa Democratic caucus, and we are committed to ensuring the results accurately reflect the preference of Iowans.”

What about those dozens of precincts where the official record submitted by the precinct chair did not accurately reflect the preference of caucus-goers in the room, because one candidate received too many or not enough delegates?

IDP leaders decided to stick with the flawed official record.

10.02.2020 - 11:51 [ CNN ]

Buttigieg gets the most delegates and Sanders comes in second, Iowa Democratic Party says

With these updates in place, Pete Buttigieg holds a 0.1% lead over Bernie Sanders in the state delegate equivalent count, which determines the winner of the Iowa caucuses. That margin is unchanged from the previously announced results.

If there are no requests to recanvass or recount, Buttigieg would be the winner of the Iowa caucuses. According to the Iowa Democratic Party, he will claim 14 delegates. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive 12,

09.02.2020 - 12:01 [ CBS News ]

Iowa Democratic Party reviewing reported inconsistencies in 95 precincts

The party received reports from the campaigns of Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.

Following a chaotic delay, due in part to a new app used to report the results of the Iowa caucuses, results from 100% of precincts finally came in late Thursday, three days after the caucuses. No national delegates have been awarded yet, however, pending review of the results.

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 - 11:34 [ Steph / Twitter ]

Is anybody gonna ask Iowa Dem Party Chair Troy Price WHAT THE ENTIRE FUCK he is doing partying w/Buttigieg folks and the CEO of the shitty app company *literally the day before* this all went down or nah?

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.