The Iowa Democratic Party is under fire for a long delay in reporting results from the state’s presidential caucus on Monday.
This year was set to be the first that the party used a new app to report results.
But at midnight Eastern Time, roughly two hours after most caucus sites had closed, the vast majority of the results had not been released.
“The app just straight up wasn’t working,” Shawn Sebastian, the caucus secretary for Story County Precinct 1-1.
The same guy embarrassed himself on CNN.
He was on hold for an hour trying to report the results of his local caucus, then he got on the phone on another line with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for a live interview. While speaking with Blitzer, the precinct captain was taken off of hold. But he wouldn’t stop talking to Blitzer and the operator hung up on him when he finally went to speak to her.
A video posted by the Trump campaign: “YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS UP. The Iowa Democrat party just hung up on a caucus secretary attempting to report results. He was on hold for over an hour.”
YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS UP.
The Iowa Democrat party just hung up on a caucus secretary attempting to report results.
He was on hold for over an hour. pic.twitter.com/QVuIihy56A
— Abigail Marone (Text WOKE to 88022) (@abigailmarone) February 4, 2020
As people continue to wait for results from tonight’s Iowa caucuses, some people are bringing attention to results from the caucus that were decided by a coin flip.
The “Democrats” idea of democracy…
“Let’s flip a coin to determine the winner!” 🤦♂️
These people are insane 😂
— Mr. Jones™️🇺🇸 (@MrJones_tm) February 4, 2020
However, for Iowa caucuses, a coin flip decision is nothing new.
Breaking delegate ties has always been done this way, and getting upset about it is just as important a tradition.
In at least one instance on Monday night, a coin flip decided the count between Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who were tied in the number of people caucusing for them.
Ultimately, Buttigieg won the coin flip.
Similar coin flips happened with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden and between Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
This isn’t the first time a coin toss and caucus-goers are familiar with this when in 2016 candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton used coin flips to decide 13 caucuses.
In that race, the two almost tied with Clinton barely edging out Sanders by less than one percentage point.
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