The Democrat Presidential primary was supposed to take its first step toward choosing a nominee.
Polls showed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders gaining ground and frontrunner Joe Biden slipping.
Then the Democrats held the Iowa Caucus. The results left Americans stunned into silence.
Americans expected results to roll in from the Iowa caucus on Monday night.
But as the hours ticked away the Iowa State Democrat Party didn’t report any results.
After nearly three hours of waiting, the Iowa Democrat Party claimed the results were being held back due to party officials performing “quality control.”
Iowa Democrats hoped to avoid accusations of a rigged process in 2020 by announcing three sets of results – one for who won the initial vote total, another for the final vote total after the voters supporting candidates who didn’t reach the 15 percent viability threshold realigned and finally the state delegate equivalent – by using an app to report results from each individual precinct to the state party.
That system completely failed when the app collapsed as precinct organizers could not log in to the app and the phone system to call in vote totals broke down.
Iowa Democratic Party spokeswoman Mandy McClure tried to explain what happened.
“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report,” McClure said. “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.”
Few believed this official story.
Many Americans believed the Iowa Democrat party hid the results because they showed Bernie Sanders winning and Joe Biden plummeting to fourth or fifth.
Democrats know Sanders is a disaster as a General Election candidate so the establishment tried to deny him a race changing victory by suppressing the results for as long as possible.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.