Democrats botch Iowa tally
It would be an understatement to say that the DNC is off to a rocky start in the nominating process, as a dozen hours after the Iowa Caucus vote there are still no results. People were left struggling to even log in or download the new app the DNC wanted used. Not only was there frustration with trying to use the new system but there was suspicion of the DNC. A few candidates even proclaimed victory without and supporting results to point to:
"Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders each declared triumph — and war on each other — after a technical meltdown prevented the release of results from the Iowa caucuses, plunging the Democratic field into chaos.
The former South Bend mayor was the most aggressive out of the gates, anointing himself "victorious" in a speech to supporters and releasing unverified internal counts that the campaign said showed it was "on our way to winning" the delegate count."
"Tonight, an improbable hope became an undeniable reality," Pete Buttigieg told a crowd in Des Moines. "So we don't know all the results, but we know by the time it's all said and done, Iowa, you have shocked the nation. Because by all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious."
"We recognize that this does not replace the full data from the Iowa Democratic Party, but we believe firmly that our supporters worked too hard for too long to have the results of that work delayed," Jeff Weaver, a Sanders senior adviser, said in a statement.
With the arrival of Tuesday morning we still haven't any results - not a single one. Joe Biden may actually benefit from all the confusion. It is believed that the results were dismal for him. Don't ask me how anyone could know. All the talk of the procedural disaster would most likely cloud a poor performance.
As for last night's disaster, I am sure of two things. Some will come forward to defend the DNC. They will call the facts contained here "gaslighting." The other thing I'm sure of is that rational people will regard it as another example of democrat incompetence and maybe even more chicanery.