They feed their results into a busted software? …..
The results are still being worked on 12 hours after something that isn’t a primary, but IS a embarrassing horse trading exercise ….
Done in a state that has little to do with makeup of the Democratic Party across the country…
This IS embracing and messed up….
It starts the process off as a warning to the party that they DO have issues….
A peaking Independent Socialist seems to be trying to emulate the success of the Republican parties leader by noisy stiring the political pot with promises he can’t keep…
Democrats do NOT have their act together ….
It WILL cost then if they don’t get things straighten out…
Hours after voters at more than 1,600 caucus sites declared their presidential preferences, Democratic officials were scrambling to explain why no results had been released and when they might materialize. As midnight neared, state party leaders met hastily with the campaigns — a phone call that ended abruptly, according to someone familiar with it — and sought to reassure the public about the reliability of a caucus system that has long been criticized as quirky and byzantine.
“The integrity of the results is paramount,” Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Mandy McClure said as candidates, voters and activists waited in frustration and reports circulated about problems with the app that caucus officials used to transmit the results. McClure added: “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”….
The disarray dealt a huge black eye to Iowa, which was already struggling to defend its coveted first position on the primary calendar. Democratic campaigns grew more furious as the night wore on with no word.
During the first call between officials from the campaigns and the state party, the party “hung up on campaigns” when pressed for a release time, an aide to one of the candidates said.
“They are matching the paper worksheets by hand,” an adviser to one of the top tier campaigns said. The party said only 35 percent of the results were in and none of it was yet verified. “They literally have no verified results right now so we won’t know anything until sometime Tuesday.
“We have no sense when results might come in,” said Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to Biden. “We are, as other campaigns are, very concerned with what they might release: the alignment numbers are not adding up.”
“It’s a total meltdown,” she added.
Tempers also flared during a second call between Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price and the campaigns early Tuesday morning….