Dems say Iowa caucus chaos caused by ‘coding issue,’ will release just over HALF of results first
Price said the delay in Iowa's caucus results, for which several Democrats seem to have already claimed victory, is because IDP was required to "enter data manually," as well as conduct an "investigation" into the coding area supposedly causing all of the issues.
With many taking to social media to criticize Shadow Inc., the group behind the seemingly disastrous app meant to record results in the caucus, Price insisted the app is "sound" and gave accurate, if only "partial," results.
Price claims results will be released sometime Tuesday, but the "required paper documentation" has slowed the process down.
With several Democrats already claiming victory in Iowa, Price's statement has done little to give voters hope in the disastrous app system being used to report results.
"These mooks didn't even try a stress test before the caucus. "Partial data reporting due to a coding error" is the sort of thing THAT WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP IN A PRACTICE RUN," commentator Esoteric Jeff pointed out.
These mooks didn't even try a stress test before the caucus. "Partial data reporting due to a coding error" is the sort of thing THAT WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP IN A PRACTICE RUN. https://t.co/XDCsYtl3k8— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) February 4, 2020
"Iowa State Dem Party statement. I'll just say it. When we get the results I 100% don't believe them," leftist YouTuber Kyle Kulinski tweeted.
Iowa State Dem Party statement. I’ll just say it. When we get the results I 100% don’t believe them. pic.twitter.com/Rh4jE4aqLz— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 4, 2020
Others have pointed to a possibility the Democratic Party is trying to cover up a Bernie Sanders win to shine a better light on more establishment candidates like Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.
Coding issue my ass. You liberals didn’t like that Joe Biden didn’t get the win. At least the DNC tried rigging it for him— Rick Mansfeild (@MansfeildRick) February 4, 2020
LISTEN.The true answer to the Iowa debacle is @BernieSanders. When we win the Democratic nomination, and win the presidency, we will transform the DNC/Democratic Party from the inside out. We will clean house and make it so much better. We are HIGHLY ORGANIZED.— Shaun King (@shaunking) February 4, 2020
FURIOUSA whole new generation of voters is energized and excited by #Bernie and #NotMeUs. They are the future of our democracy. And this pathetic display by the Democratic Party risks demoralizing and alienating them. Absolutely shameful.#IowaCaucuses#Iowa#IACaucus— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 4, 2020
However, it's not just Sanders' supporters, but also those of Pete Buttigieg have been celebrating win somewhat prematurely. Buttigieg himself appeared to be confident he was "victorious."
Iowa Caucus Debacle robbed @PeteButtigieg and Americans of the historical moment of seeing 1st openly gay candidate deliver an inspiring, poignant speech in prime time. If you didn’t stay up til the wee hours, you can watch it here. WATCH IT!: https://t.co/aQFPEy61DU via @YouTube— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) February 4, 2020
Buttigieg doubled down on his claim of victory while at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Though he admitted the "math" was not done, Buttigieg told a crowd he was arriving "victorious" and with "momentum." The Sanders campaign has meanwhile claimed their candidate is in the lead, according to their own data which they say they have gathered from "precinct captains around the state." The campaign claims Sanders is holding a strong lead based on 60 percent of the vote.
The Iowa Democratic Party has promised to release a majority of the final caucus results by 4 p.m. CST (5 p.m. EST) on Tuesday. While more than 50 percent of the final results are being put out, there is no timeline for when the full results will be ready for the public.
President Donald Trump has meanwhile been using the Iowa debacle to his advantage and trolling Democrats on Twitter endlessly.
After claiming he was the only person who could declare victory in Iowa, the president questioned how long it would be before his critics started conspiracy theories blaming Russia for the delayed results.
When will the Democrats start blaming RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, instead of their own incompetence for the voting disaster that just happened in the Great State of Iowa?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2020
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