Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Winner Finally Declared in Iowa … Kinda

 

Four days after caucus results were due, the Iowa Democratic Party finally completed their initial vote count. According to these numbers, Mayor Pete Buttigieg eked out a win over Sen. Bernie Sanders, even though both candidates claimed the victory days ago. The margin was less than one-tenth of one percent.

Here’s the final tally of State Delegate Equivalents (SDE):

CandidateSDE
Buttigieg564.012
Sanders562.497
Warren387.069
Biden341.172
Klobuchar264.204
Yang22.223
Steyer6.739
Bloomberg0.21
Gabbard0.114
Other0.693
Uncommitted3.957

Thursday morning, DNC head Tom Perez demanded a recanvassing of the numbers as candidates and various media outlets complained about irregular reporting, math errors, and other flaws in the data.

From the SDEs, the state party will assign delegates to each candidate.

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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    SDE sounds like STD.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/johnstone-myth-incompetence-dnc-scandals-are-feature-not-bug

     

     

    • #1
    • February 6, 2020, at 6:28 PM PST
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  2. Arahant Member

    Yeah, we totally believe those numbers.

    • #2
    • February 6, 2020, at 6:28 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  3. James Gawron Thatcher
    James GawronJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #3
    • February 6, 2020, at 6:30 PM PST
    • 7 likes
  4. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    it’s basically broward or dade county in Florida.

     

    • #4
    • February 6, 2020, at 6:33 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  5. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    So how much did Bloomberg spend in Iowa? Whatever it was, it obviously wasn’t enough.

    • #5
    • February 6, 2020, at 6:56 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  6. drlorentz Member
    drlorentzJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Buttigieg won the Electoral College delegate vote but Bernie won the popular vote. 

    • #6
    • February 6, 2020, at 8:49 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  7. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    So how much did Bloomberg spend in Iowa? Whatever it was, it obviously wasn’t enough.

    are you kidding?

    he was smart for staying out of iowa

     

    • #7
    • February 6, 2020, at 8:57 PM PST
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  8. Jon1979 Lincoln

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    The difference here is being a primary instead of a general election, the claims by Bernie and and other Democratic candidates of voter fraud will get a hearing from the media. The Times did another story Thursday on the vote count problems, and the Associated Press refuses to declare Buttigieg the winner based on its questions on the vote totals’ accuracy.

    • #8
    • February 6, 2020, at 10:04 PM PST
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  9. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Tulsi is behind Bloomberg, who was not on the ballot. Steyer, who outspends all the non-billionaire candidates combined, had a poor showing. 

    I would expect the Dems in 2024 to want to move another state ahead of Iowa, which is too white. But, the small swing states most mostly white. The best options are Arkansas and Missouri, which are not that swingy.

    • #9
    • February 6, 2020, at 10:28 PM PST
    • 1 like
  10. Skyler Coolidge

    Delegitimize the election process. It’s just another step in the progressive plans. If the debacle in Iowa is repeated in one or two states, then the election is thrown into a confusion that would make counting chads seem quaint. How would our republic respond?

    • #10
    • February 6, 2020, at 11:01 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  11. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    The difference here is being a primary instead of a general election, the claims by Bernie and and other Democratic candidates of voter fraud will get a hearing from the media. The Times did another story Thursday on the vote count problems, and the Associated Press refuses to declare Buttigieg the winner based on its questions on the vote totals’ accuracy.

    not a ‘primary’, iowa is a caucus

     

    • #11
    • February 6, 2020, at 11:16 PM PST
    • 1 like
  12. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    many of the caucus supervisors don’t have smart phones – they use flip phones from 2005

     

    • #12
    • February 6, 2020, at 11:17 PM PST
    • 1 like
  13. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    I read in WSJ or Fox news that the ‘shadow’ app was not tested before Monday.

    Nevada caucus which was supposed to use them have said they are not lol.

     

    • #13
    • February 6, 2020, at 11:20 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  14. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    also, Mayor Pete donated $42k to Shadow for ‘software rights and subscriptions’ in July 2019.

    Huh?

    WTF?

    • #14
    • February 6, 2020, at 11:23 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  15. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    many of the caucus supervisors don’t have smart phones – they use flip phones from 2005

     

    I doubt that they use flip phones from 2005 – it would be hard to find a phone carrier that would offer service for a phone that old. (Of course you might be kidding.)

    Rachel Maddow is now letting it be known that the reason for the whole snafu regarding how the precinct captains not being able to phone in their voting totals was because some Republican operatives had found out the central reporting phone number and then deliberately tied up the phone lines, thereby destroying the caucus.

    I guess this is a step up: the the Dems now blame Republicans directly, without mentioning Russia.

    • #15
    • February 7, 2020, at 1:17 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  16. E. Kent Golding Member

    Hopefully, New Hampshire , Nevada, & South Carolina will be just as interesting. Whoever wins a democratic primary, or gets the nomination, needs to immediately put out a public statement that they are definitely not suicidal. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if an authentic, fill in the blank or circle your choice, suicide note was found anyway.

    • #16
    • February 7, 2020, at 1:45 AM PST
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  17. Arahant Member

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):
    not a ‘primary’, iowa is a caucus

    It is part of the primary season. The parties are selecting their own, not the final office holder. I suppose we could call it party candidate selection vehicle season to be more accurate, but who is going to do that?

    • #17
    • February 7, 2020, at 2:17 AM PST
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  18. Arahant Member

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    also, Mayor Pete donated $42k to Shadow for ‘software rights and subscriptions’ in July 2019.

    Huh?

    WTF?

    Democrats.

    • #18
    • February 7, 2020, at 2:18 AM PST
    • 1 like
  19. Arahant Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):
    I doubt that they use flip phones from 2005 – it would be hard to find a phone carrier that would offer service for a phone that old. (Of course you might be kidding.)

    My current software (on my flipphone) is from 2012.

    • #19
    • February 7, 2020, at 2:20 AM PST
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  20. Arahant Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):
    I guess this is a step up: the the Dems now blame Republicans directly, without mentioning Russia.

    They both start with R.

    • #20
    • February 7, 2020, at 2:21 AM PST
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  21. Arahant Member

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Hopefully, New Hampshire , Nevada, & South Carolina will be just as interesting. Whoever wins a democratic primary, or gets the nomination, needs to immediately put out a public statement that they are definitely not suicidal. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if an authentic, fill in the blank or circle your choice, suicide note was found anyway.

    Now, there you go again, being all paranoid. Are you to stage three, yet?

    • #21
    • February 7, 2020, at 2:22 AM PST
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  22. Skyler Coolidge

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    many of the caucus supervisors don’t have smart phones – they use flip phones from 2005

     

    I doubt that they use flip phones from 2005 – it would be hard to find a phone carrier that would offer service for a phone that old. (Of course you might be kidding.)

    Rachel Maddow is now letting it be known that the reason for the whole snafu regarding how the precinct captains not being able to phone in their voting totals was because some Republican operatives had found out the central reporting phone number and then deliberately tied up the phone lines, thereby destroying the caucus.

    I guess this is a step up: the the Dems now blame Republicans directly, without mentioning Russia.

    I heard it was Goldstein. And Snowball. 

    • #22
    • February 7, 2020, at 3:49 AM PST
    • 1 like
  23. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    Jon,

    Forgive me but I grew up with the Democrat machine. This smells to high heaven just like old times. How many signs were given that Bernie had to be stopped? This is a classic play by Dem machine politicians. You need time to stuff ballot boxes so you announce that the ballot boxes have been misplaced. A few hours later they are found again. This always happens in districts controlled by machine Dems.

    The phone app that the DNC controlled was the perfect excuse. It gave them two whole days to fix this thing. I don’t believe for one minute that Buttiboy beat Bernie. The Dems never change their stripes they just talk and talk and talk.

    Regards,

    Jim

    many of the caucus supervisors don’t have smart phones – they use flip phones from 2005

    I doubt that they use flip phones from 2005 – it would be hard to find a phone carrier that would offer service for a phone that old. (Of course you might be kidding.)

    Rachel Maddow is now letting it be known that the reason for the whole snafu regarding how the precinct captains not being able to phone in their voting totals was because some Republican operatives had found out the central reporting phone number and then deliberately tied up the phone lines, thereby destroying the caucus.

    I guess this is a step up: the the Dems now blame Republicans directly, without mentioning Russia.

    Guess again…

    Democratic Congresswoman Blames Russians for Iowa Caucus Disaster

    And it’s this genius Sheila Jackson Lee

    • #23
    • February 7, 2020, at 5:00 AM PST
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  24. Stad Thatcher

    The real winner of the Iowa caucuses?

    Trump . . .

    • #24
    • February 7, 2020, at 5:36 AM PST
    • 1 like
  25. Full Size Tabby Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Yeah, we totally believe those numbers.

    True. At this point, Is there any reason to believe any numbers they publish? 

    • #25
    • February 7, 2020, at 8:27 AM PST
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Yeah, we totally believe those numbers.

    True. At this point, Is there any reason to believe any numbers they publish?

    I can’t wait to hear the cries of “Fake news!” from supporters of the losing candidates.

    • #26
    • February 7, 2020, at 8:34 AM PST
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  27. RightAngles Member

    Now THERE’s a guy who’ll strike terror into the hearts of despots everywhere:

    • #27
    • February 7, 2020, at 11:07 AM PST
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  28. Chris Gregerson Member
    Chris GregersonJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The primary elections are party elections, caucuses, whatever. I don’t think they should be government funded nor do I care how the state parties decide to choose their candidates. 

    • #28
    • February 9, 2020, at 5:03 PM PST
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  29. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):
    not a ‘primary’, iowa is a caucus

    It is part of the primary season. The parties are selecting their own, not the final office holder. I suppose we could call it party candidate selection vehicle season to be more accurate, but who is going to do that?

    If Ricky Gervais was an American, he’d do it.

    • #29
    • February 10, 2020, at 1:58 PM PST
    • 1 like