‘Inconsistencies’ Found In Democrat Iowa Caucus

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On Monday night, the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses experienced numerous technical difficulties and found “inconsistencies in the reporting.”

“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results.” The Democratic National Committee said in a statement. “In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

The Biden campaign responded to the disaster in a letter to the Iowa Democrat Party, pointing out how the systems of the first caucus of the election possesses “considerable flaws.”

“I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed,” Biden campaign general counsel Dana Remus wrote. ”Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party. These acute failures are occurring statewide.”

“We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released,” Remus added.