Iowa autopsy report: DNC meddling led to caucus debacle
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Democratic National Committee meddling, combined with missteps by the state Democratic Party, were the primary drivers of the chaos that torpedoed the Iowa caucuses earlier this year, according to a new audit commissioned by the state party.
The report, which was distributed to the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee at a meeting Saturday morning and obtained by POLITICO, identified a series of errors made by the DNC, IDP and the technology company contracted by the state party to build a reporting app to collect caucus results.
The February caucuses were overrun by foul-ups: The state party was unable to report a winner on caucus night, the mobile app to report results failed to work for many precinct chairs, the back-up telephone systems were jammed and some precincts had initial reporting errors. The state party chair, Troy Price, resigned in the wake of the debacle, which put Iowa’s status as the first in the nation nominating contest in serious jeopardy.
But the report pins the blame squarely on the DNC for the heart of the problem on caucus night — the delay in the reporting of the results. According to the report, the DNC demanded the technology company, Shadow, build a conversion tool just weeks before the caucuses to allow the DNC to have real-time access to the raw numbers because the national party feared the app would miscalculate results. The DNC’s data system used a different database format than Shadow’s reporting app, which caused multiple problems.
No notes on Buttigieg’s involvement with Shadow. Makes me wonder what they’re not willing to disclose —
December 12, 2020 at 10:44 PM #385135
December 12, 2020 at 10:52 PM #385136Passionate ProgressiveParticipant
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surprise………………………………………………….I’m certain that this was accidental……….
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December 13, 2020 at 12:02 AM #385160djean111Participant
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a fix for Biden. Guess it is because I am not a Democrat, but why even care about this shit, especially since the party itself says there is no democracy involved or even necessary in their selection process.
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December 13, 2020 at 8:33 AM #385236Babel 17Participant
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The articles of impeachment sat quietly in Pelosi’s valise for days and days, and then of their own volition leapt out just in time to get Sanders out of Iowa just before he could finish locking up a clear victory.
The polling coming out of New Hampshire and California made it essential that Bernie couldn’t be allowed to win Iowa.
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