Is it really that hard to find out who won? Grab a stool as Jim and Greg unload on the Iowa Democratic Party for insisting on a maddeningly convoluted process and failing to ensure that the technology used to transmit results was actually working. As a result, by midday Tuesday, no one knew who won or what the delegate totals look like. After hammering the Democrats for the lousy process and general incompetence, they explain how the Republican caucuses look clear and simple by comparison while noting that President Trump’s GOP challengers are barely even noticeable. Finally, with conspiracy theories already flying about how Democrats are out to deny Bernie or protect Biden or that the failed app may have artificially boosted Pete Buttigieg, Jim and Greg fear Iowa’s debacle will further erode confidence that election results can be taken at face value.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    Nate Silver of 538.com calculates that screwing up the Iowa caucus results is a substantial benefit for Joe Biden.

    Note that this is even aside from the possibility that his vote collapsed and one of the other candidates won.

    Along with the strange timing of the impeachment, with its month-long delay for no reason, it’s difficult to rule out that these are all efforts by the Democratic Party establishment to carry Joe Biden over the finish line.

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    • February 4, 2020, at 10:59 AM PST
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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    I’ve not been involved in the Iowa caucuses, but I have been involved in setting up similar elections. In designing the system, you need to assume the person using it is a well meaning, lightly trained 70 year old with fading eyesight, and with just a flip phone in case the car breaks down.

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    • February 4, 2020, at 11:00 AM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    There is no doubt that the Republicans won the Iowa Caucuses.

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    • February 4, 2020, at 1:49 PM PST
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