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Fiasco at the Iowa Caucus


The Results

The Iowa Democratic Party announced the "majority" of the results will be made public by 5 pm EST.


What Happened:

The Iowa Democratic Party has placed the blame of the fiasco on a "coding issue" with the vote-reporting app developed by veteran Clinton campaign aides, per the Des Moines Register.

  • The app was issued by Shadow, Inc, and co-founded by Gerard Niemira and Krista Davis, who worked for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

  • The disastrous reporting app damaged the prime media coverage for the candidate who might have won the nation's first presidential electoral event.

  • According to the NYT, the app was only completed 2 months ago and was "not properly tested at a statewide scale,".

  • Per CENET, The vote-tabulating app frightened cybersecurity experts for weeks, due to concerns of the app's vulnerabilities hacking.

  • The IDP said there was no indication there was a hack or intrusion of the system.

Reaction:


Sen. Sanders reacts to Buttigieg declaring victory:

Former presidential candidate and Warren surrogate Julian Castro says "This Iowa Caucus is a total mess" :

The Nevada Democratic Party won't use the same app for its caucus on Feb 22nd:

President Trump says "The Democrat Party in Iowa really messed up,"


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