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  • Iowa caucus madness could end today with recount results (still counting)

    02/27/2020 3:14:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KCCI ^ | 2/27/20
    The Iowa Caucus madness could be over as early as today. The Iowa Democratic Party spent the past two days recounting some results. Twenty-three precincts were recounted after the campaigns for Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg made the request. The party hasn't said when it'll release the final count.
  • With Iowa Election App Issues and Israeli Voter Record Exposure, Is Tech Making Upcoming Elections Less Secure?

    02/27/2020 6:52:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2020 | Julio Rivera
    Elections are the cornerstone of our republic. The accuracy of the tabulation of votes is critical to the maintenance of a government, “by the people and for the people.” Two recent events – the Iowa Caucus and the accidental exposure Israel's entire voter registry, including personal details such as addresses, ID numbers another other information that could be used for identity theft, spying and even voter intimidation – have forced a rethinking of the pace at which technology is implemented into one of the most basic societal institutions. A big story in the early portion of the Democratic Presidential Primary were the...
  • Focused Iowa Caucus Recount Begins This Week (still counting)

    02/24/2020 3:47:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/24/20 | Kelly Maricle
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Tuesday, the Iowa Democratic Party will begin recounting select results from the Iowa Caucus. The party has agreed to re-tally results from twenty-three different precincts. Fourteen of those precincts were requested by Pete Buttigieg’s campaign and another 10 were requested from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Administrators will conduct the recount and it will be overseen by the IDP’s recanvass and recount committee, with both campaigns able to have representatives present. It is expected to take two days to complete.
  • Iowa Democratic Party to recount caucus results from 23 precincts (18 days later)

    02/21/2020 2:53:28 PM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) announced Friday it will recount the caucus results of 23 precincts after the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg raised concerns over the tallies. The move came after Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) and Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., requested recounts of 10 precincts and 54 precincts, respectively. The IDP said it will review the results from all 10 of Sanders’ precincts and 14 of Buttigieg’s precincts, for a total of 23 precincts after an overlap. The IDP said the recount, which will be conducted by appointed recount administrators under the supervision...
  • Iowa Democratic Party says it plans to begin recanvass of caucus results on Sunday

    02/12/2020 10:50:46 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2020 | Max Greenwood
    The Iowa Democratic Party will begin a recanvass of the state’s caucus results on Sunday after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg asked the party to reexamine its tallies. The state party said that it accepted the two campaigns’ requests for a limited-scope recanvass of the caucus results. The candidates had raised concerns about reporting errors and inconsistencies in the data. 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...
  • Trump: "The Democrat Party Wants To Run Your Health Care, But They Can't Even Run A Caucus In Iowa"

    02/11/2020 7:45:31 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 10. 2020 | Ian Schwartz
    President Donald Trump bashed the Democratic presidential field after the disastrous Iowa caucus at a campaign rally Monday night. Trump argued how can people trust Democrats to handle healthcare if they can't handle a caucus. The president also took aim at his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for promising you can keep your doctor under Obamacare. "We should impeach President Obama," Trump joked. "Democrats are now the party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortions, socialism, and blatant corruption. The Republican party, is the party of the American worker, the American family, the American dream, and the late...
  • A Progressive commentator says the Iowa caucuses spell the end for Democrats

    02/10/2020 9:18:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the astounding things after the 2016 election was the Democrats’ failure to engage in self-reflection to understand what they did wrong and figure out how to improve. Instead, they’ve indulged in a three-and-a-half-year orgy of blaming everything (mostly the Russians) and everybody (mostly Trump), for their election failure. Matt Taibbi, who writes for the Progressive Rolling Stone magazine, is one of the few Progressives who has managed to resist this impulse. Taibbi consistently looks at the Democrat party with the eye of a man who wishes he could fix it, rather than someone who is looking for...
  • How the Iowa Caucuses Became an Epic Fiasco for Democrats. The problems that beset the Democratic Party’s first state caucus of the presidential race ran far deeper and wider than one bad app.

    02/10/2020 7:28:22 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2020 | Reid J. Epstein, Sydney Ember, Trip Gabriel and Mike Baker
    DES MOINES — The first signs of trouble came early. As the smartphone app for reporting the results of the Iowa Democratic caucuses began failing last Monday night, party officials instructed precinct leaders to move to Plan B: calling the results into caucus headquarters, where dozens of volunteers would enter the figures into a secure system. But when many of those volunteers tried to log on to their computers, they made an unsettling discovery. They needed smartphones to retrieve a code, but they had been told not to bring their phones into the “boiler room” in Des Moines. As a...
  • Iowa Democrats Give Buttigieg the Most Delegates as Sanders Team Seeks Recanvass

    02/10/2020 4:46:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 9, 2020 | Trip Gabriel
    DES MOINES — Nearly a full week after the Iowa caucuses, the state Democratic Party on Sunday released results indicating that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., was the winner after it updated data from 55 precincts. But errors in the result tabulations have led several news organizations, including The New York Times, to refrain from calling the race.... The Associated Press, which historically verifies election results and makes calls on the outcome of races, has not allotted the final delegate to Mr. Buttigieg because of the errors in the caucus results-counting, nor has The A.P. declared...
  • Iowa Democrats Won’t Correct Errors on Caucus Tally Sheets, Emails Show. The worksheets could not be changed even if they contained mistakes, according to the lawyer for the state party, because they were a legal record and altering them would be a crime.

    02/09/2020 12:47:48 PM PST · by karpov · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2020 | Trip Gabriel
    DES MOINES — With the results of the Iowa caucuses still unclear after nearly a week, the state Democratic Party this weekend was furiously re-examining results from 95 precincts, about 5 percent of the total. But when the party delivers its updated results, which it has promised to do on Monday, they may hardly reassure candidates and voters. Internal emails from Saturday night reveal that the party will not correct even blatant errors in the official handwritten tally sheets from individual precincts. Those records, known as “caucus math worksheets,” could not be changed even if they contained mistakes, according to...
  • THEN AND NOW-——THE IOWA CAUCUS DEBACLE: Harvard techs signed off on caucus app

    02/09/2020 8:48:41 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies
    THEN AND NOW-——THE IOWA CAUCUS DEBACLE UP-CLOSE: LAST FALL, Iowa’s Republican and Democratic Parties, and web development vendors, examined the app the Iowa Democratic Party commissioned to tabulate and report caucus results, partnering with (cough) Harvard’s “Defending Digital Democracy Project” to develop strategies and systems to protect results and deal with misinformation. The Harvard group included "party campaign experts” Robby Mook and Matt Rhodes, and experts in (A) cybersecurity, (B) national security, (C) technology and (D) election administration.Fortuitously, the group simulated different ways “things could go wrong” on caucus night. (cue maniacal laugh machine here). Mook is 2016 campaign manager...
  • Donald Trump's Huge, Incredible, Amazing, Very Good Week

    02/08/2020 10:10:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    Make no mistake about: President Trump has had a great week, and the Democrats had a lousy one. Not even the liberal media denies it. "Donald Trump is having a week that's frustrating a lot of Democrats," CNN's Jake Tapper conceded as early as Tuesday. And he wasn't the only one who noticed. "Democrats are reduced to hoping the president's luck finally runs out," wrote The Week' s Damon Linker. "It’s been a pretty good week for Donald Trump," wrote David Graham of The Atlantic. "In fact, it’s hard to think of a better week in the Trump administration." "Republicans...
  • Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are in tight race for first in Iowa (still counting)

    02/06/2020 1:40:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | Eric Bradner, Jeff Zeleny
    Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are in a tight race for first place as Iowa continued reporting the last of its Democratic presidential caucus results early Thursday morning. With 97% of Iowa's precincts reporting, the former mayor remained the leader of the race, with 26.2% of state delegates. He's closely trailed by Sanders , with 26.1%. They're followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18.2%, former Vice President Joe Biden at 15.8% and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 12.2%. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price told state party officials...
  • Trump supporters flood hotline for Iowa precinct chairs, adding to the confusion: report

    02/06/2020 4:40:44 AM PST · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-6-2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    It's Trump's fault! Red-faced Iowa Democrats have zeroed in on a new culprit for the botched caucuses that may cost the Hawkeye State its time-honored role as the kickoff to presidential races. After first blaming an app for the inability to declare Monday night, a problem that still lingers even as frustrated candidates have packed up and moved on to New Hampshire for the nation's first primary, the state party is blaming the president's supporters. Workers manning the phones in Iowa after the state's disastrous caucus on Monday reportedly claim that President Trump backers flooded the hotline number for precinct...
  • HOW DEEPLY IOWA CAUCUS APP DEVELOPER WAS EMBEDDED IN DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT

    02/05/2020 2:50:14 PM PST · by spintreebob · 29 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2-4-20 | Lee Fang
    Democratic operative Tara McGowan is denying that her high-profile liberal firm ACRONYM played a role in the Monday evening caucus debacle, claiming that her firm was merely an investor in the company Shadow Inc., which developed the app at the center of the controversy. But internal company documents, a source close to the firms, and public records show a close and intertwined relationship between Acronym and Shadow. In addition, ahead of the caucuses, questions swirled inside Shadow over the company’s ability to deliver a quality product, and there was concern from at least one staff member that senior leaders of...
  • Bernie Sanders Says He Won Iowa Based On The Raw Votes

    02/06/2020 7:12:55 PM PST · by xxqqzz · 29 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | February 6, 2020 | Katherine Miller
    Bernie Sanders thanked Iowa for a resounding victory on Monday at a press conference in New Hampshire. The Vermont senator, whose campaign has essentially claimed victory this week, said on Thursday that the raw votes in Iowa meant he's won the state. Asked why he was claiming victory when Pete Buttigieg has also claimed victory, Sanders said, "Because I got 6,000 more votes."
  • Iowa is now 100% in

    02/06/2020 6:26:15 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 196 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2020 | AP
    Pete Buttigieg: 564 (26.2%) Bernie Sanders: 562 (26.1%) Elizabeth Warren: 387 (18.0%) Joe Biden: 341 (15.8%) Amy Klobuchar: 264 (12.3%) Andrew Yang: 22 (1.0%) Tom Steyer: 7 (0.3%) Michael Bloomberg: 0 (0.0%) Tulsi Gabbard: 0 (0.0%)
  • Trump supporters flooded Iowa hotline, increasing delays: report

    02/06/2020 6:56:11 AM PST · by karpov · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2020 | Marty Johnson
    A hotline that was used by Iowa precinct chairs to report Democratic caucus results was reportedly flooded with calls on Monday from President Trump supporters after the number was posted online, elongating the delays in the vote tallying process, sources told Bloomberg. Sources told the news outlet that Ken Sagar, a state Democratic central committee member, told other party officials on a Wednesday conference call that a high volume of people called in and expressed support for the president. The hotline number was posted online after an app used by the party to count precinct votes, largely malfunctioned, forcing the...
  • Biden: 'We took a gut punch in Iowa'

    02/05/2020 10:34:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 05 2020 | Max Greenwood
    Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged on Wednesday that he “took a gut punch” in the Iowa caucuses this week, after partial results showed him placing fourth. “I’m not going to sugar coat it: We took a gut punch in Iowa,” Biden said at a rally in New Hampshire. “The whole process took a gut punch. But look, this isn’t the first time in my life I’ve been knocked down.” The final outcome from the Iowa caucuses on Monday is still unknown after technical difficulties with an app used to report tallies forced results to be delayed. So far, totals...
  • DNC ‘taking over’ accounting results in Iowa after botched caucus: report

    02/05/2020 10:53:42 AM PST · by karpov · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Fed up with the dithering of Iowa party officials, the Democratic National Committee is “taking over” the accounting of results from Monday’s botched caucus count as state party operatives remain unable to provide a timeline for releasing the remainder of the tally, according to a report. The DNC has been “actively engaging in calling the leaders of each [caucus] precinct in order to verify the results,” ABC News reported. Polk County Democratic chairman Sean Bagniewski told the network that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results, while Des Moines precinct chairman Carl Voss confirmed that the...