Reports: Iowa’s Democrat Party knew of problems with election app one week before caucus date

Reports: Iowa’s Democrat Party knew of problems with election app one week before caucus date


Caucus goers check in at a caucus at Roosevelt Hight School, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 6:59 AM PT — Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Officials in Iowa reportedly knew there were problems with the mobile app used to tally the results in Monday’s caucus. The state’s Democrat Party released a statement late Monday to announce its decision to delay the release of the official results. They cited “inconsistencies” in the results as the reason for the postponement.

The Democrats went on to specify the delay was not because of a hack in an apparent effort to quell possible theories of election interference. On top of the supposed “inconsistencies,” however, many county chairs in Iowa have said they reported problems with the new app in the week before the caucus date. One chair from Polk County said not only were there unresolved problems with the app, but local Democrat officials weren’t provided any training on how to use it.

There were also reports of the phone lines being backed up for counties to report their results, with some reports suggesting county officials were on-hold for over an hour. Many counties were forced to switch to recording the votes on paper. Despite all this, the state’s Democrat Party has assured voters the underlying reporting was sound, but it would take time to tally the votes.

During the so-called “quality checks,” multiple candidates addressed their supporters with all of them claiming to be doing well in the state.

“Thank you, thank you and let me begin by stating that I imagine, have a strong feeling that at some point, the results will be announced,” said Bernie Sanders. “And when those results are announced, I have a good feeling, we’re going to be doing very well here in Iowa.”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Elizabeth Warren also expressed hopefulness in Iowa. “This is the moment we have been called to, our moment to make history, our moment to dream big,” she told her supporters. “Fight hard and win.”

Besides being the first state to kick-off the presidential primaries, Iowa’s caucus has also historically been a good predictor of who will go on to win the Democrat primary. Seven of the past 10 Democrat presidential nominees won in Iowa.

Most Democrat contenders headed over to New Hampshire Monday night in anticipation of the state’s primaries, which are scheduled for February 11, 2020.

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  1. First Obama Care, now Iowa, the Dem’s just cannot roll-out an Application. And People are ok with them taking over their lives?

  2. I believe the “American Voter” are again prepared to see another “Sham Presidential Election” ! ! ! With all the same “Tricks” the Dem’s have used in the past! ! ! ie: Mysterious “Trucks Loads” of so called “Unexplained”, “Uncounted” Votes that will somehow show the Popular Vote is in “Their” favor! ! !
    We, “The People”, are all to “Aware” of their “Tactics” to “Win” any Election! ! !

  3. So Bernie won huh? I’m guessing that’s the technical problem. The DNC want what the DNC wants and the people aren’t electing who the tell them to elect. That’s the whole point of the Shame impeachment. They’re playing a tune but the people won’t dance.

  4. It’s NOT a bug, it is a FEATURE built into the app. If the results are trending away from their “desired” result they simply disable the app, then fudge the results. One “caucus counter” even said they were HOME trying to tabulate results, with paperwork “scattered everywhere”. How does THAT look for integrity of the vote and “quality control”? Less than stellar, for certain.

  5. Lies corruption voting fraud just plain evil
    0 Trust in the democrats we’ll have to ask
    the Russians For the real results I would
    Like to see the emails on this one must be
    Tied to a Clinton server


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