Politics Iowa Democratic caucus results are plunged into crisis as party says it has found 'INCONSISTENCIES'

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  1. SlyPokerDog

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    BREAKING NEWS: Iowa Democratic caucus results are plunged into crisis as party says it has found 'INCONSISTENCIES' and will have to use paper ballots in panicked statement saying it has NOT been hacked
    • The Iowa caucuses began at 7pm Central - 8pm Eastern - with Bernie Sanders ahead in polls but by a tiny margin
    • But by 11pm with no results released by the Democratic party, it became clear that the caucus was in crisis
    • Iowa Democratic Party issued a panicked statement denying it had been hacked but saying there were 'inconsistencies' in how results were reported
    • An app which was supposed to be the system for reporting was a 'mess' and results had to be phoned in
    • Party said it was carrying out 'quality checks' on results and offered no timescale for when there would be actual results
    • Party was for the first time releasing both the final number of delegates each candidate gets and the underlying data behind it - but that appears to be where the 'inconsistencies' lie
    • There was strong interest in the caucuses, with Polk County, the largest area and home to Des Moines, printing extra voter registration paperwork
    • Because of the complicated system it is possible for the person with the most delegates to not have the largest share of vote - so more than one campaign could declare itself winner
    • Entrance poll results showed that defeating Donald Trump is top of the list of concerns for caucus-goers
    • Health care is the most important single issue with six in 10 backing single-payer public healthcare, and nine in ten Medicare for all - the poll allowed them to express support for both
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...n-real-Democrats-caucus-choose-candidate.html
     
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  3. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Typical centralization!
     
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    I don't understand why caucuses are still a thing.
     
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    Uhh where the inconsistencies is that Sanders won?
    Asking for a friend.
     
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    That would make it a cuckuses.

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    Republican Caucus held without controversy or secrecy.

    Trump won against Joe Walsh and Bill Weld with 97% of the vote. :cheers:
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    TRUMPS FAULT! :NOTMARIS:
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    The American political system is a "charming" blend of normal process and silly ancient customs.

    We should just make the Presidential general election a nationwide show of hands.
     
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    I hope there is a paper trail to fix this mess.
     
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    The fix begins
     
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    I participated in one in Missouri. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. It took all afternoon and most of the night. I think we went home after 10 PM. No one wound up agreeing on any candidate. We all went home exhausted with many of us feeling cheated.
    Nope, give me a paper ballot and let me make up my own damn mind.
     
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    The party claims there is. In addition to that how else could they claim that there was no outside interference?
     
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    Is it any wonder that with all the political hate even within the same parties that there is zero trust and a spirit of cooperation?
    To caucus means people face to face must come up with a consensus but now days it’s more like the Gong Show!
     
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    It’s like when my granddaughter spends to much time on social media and gets all hyped up and defensive and suspicious.

    I’m with Lanny just do machines to process individual votes!
     
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