TELLING STORIES, CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

A ‘hot ass mess’ for Iowa Democratic caucus looks like it will turn into a comfortable lead for Bernie Sanders

in Politics & Social Justice by

Bernie Sanders campaign releases 60 percent of Iowa Caucus results showing him in the lead after a frantic day of verifying final results.

According to the Sanders campaign, he leads Iowa, but Joe Biden, once seen as the one of the most promising candidates to beat Donald Trump, shows low numbers. Although, Biden served as vice-president to the highly popular, Barack Obama, Iowa results imply that he has a lot of work to do if he wants to still be considered a viable candidate:

Iowa Caucus 60 percent of primary votes in
Candidate Percentage
Bernie Sanders 29.4
Pete Buttigieg 24.87
Elizabeth Warren 20.65
Joe Biden 12.92
Amy Klouchar 11.18

After a long night of confusion, Democratic candidates travel to New Hampshire for the second primary. “We can’t lose focus,” said Sanders before he left the cluster-fuck in Iowa.

As of 2 p.m. EST, the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to fully release its caucus results from Monday. Earlier, the IDF chair, Tony Price, released as statement about the gaffe in the process.

“As precinct caucus results started coming in, the IDP ran them through an accuracy and quality check. It became clear that there were inconsistencies with the reports. The underlying cause of these inconsistencies was not immediately clear, and required investigation, which took time,” he said.

According to their account of the night, there were inconsistencies in the data. The app used in the process “was recording data accurately,” however, “it was repeating only partial data.” To align the data, voting officials used paper documentation “to verify that the data recorded in the app and used to calculate State Delegate Equivalents is valid and accurate.”

Political analyst, Tezlyn Figaro, told Ark Republic News on Sunday, that she predicted Bernie Sanders “will more than likely win Iowa.” She added, “they should have taken him more seriously in 2016.”

Figaro described the caucus as a “hot ass mess.” Earlier today, she posted:

I said that the media against @SenSanders would start saying they do not trust the results.

Figaro suggests that the results were leaning towards Sanders when they decided to change the method in counting.

IDP says expect the full results out by 4 p.m. CST time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

Latest from Politics & Social Justice

Go to Top