Multiple Democratic presidential campaigns are warning supporters of a potential disaster during the Nevada Caucuses later this month; saying few have been trained in new voting and reporting procedures.
“With the Nevada caucuses days away, campaign officials and Democratic activists are increasingly alarmed that they might prove a debacle as damaging as the vote in Iowa, further setting the party back in its urgent effort to coalesce around a nominee to take on President Donald Trump,” reports the Washington Post.
“Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about an app the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa,” adds the newspaper.
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Source: Washington Post
"SNL" tears apart Iowa caucus at Democratic debate in New Hampshire
The cast of SNL parodied the Democratic candidates in their opening skit over the weekend. While the show typically goes easy on Democrats, they went for the jugular this time. As the old saying goes, “there is a grain of truth in every joke.” The truths that this skit points out highlight many of the major weaknesses in the Democratic field of candidates.
The parody kicked off with an announcer stating, “Let’s meet our future MSNBC contributors.” Jason Sudeikis, playing the role of Biden, said, “Joe Biden is going to do what Joe Biden does the best, creep up from behind. Just when you think your lead is safe, my numbers are going to come up and surprise you with a nice, sweet kiss on the neck.”
The live audience erupted when the Saturday Night Live cast members pointed out that Bernie Sanders has spent over one million dollars flying on private jets. Larry David, portraying Sanders, said he likes to fly privately to avoid annoying the flying public with his loud chewing and frequent trips to the bathroom.
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36 HOURS LATER: Iowa Chaos Continues, Results Still Unclear, 71% Reporting, Buttigieg Slightly Ahead of Bernie
Roughly 36 hours after the completion of the Iowa Caucus, just 71% of the results have been released by the Democratic Party; showing South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg slightly ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders.
With less than three quarters of the vote tallied, Pete Buttigieg leads with 26.8% of the state’s delegates, followed by Bernie Sanders with 25.2%, Elizabeth Warren with 18.4%, Joe Biden at 15.4%, and Amy Klobuchar at 12.6%.
As the finger-pointing between Democratic voters, local party officials, and the DNC over the disastrous Iowa Caucus continues, far-left magazine ‘Mother Jones’ found a unique target for the debacle: Mitch McConnell.
With barely any information and zero results released from the Democratic Party, Mother Jones was quick to name the Senate Majority Leader as the true culprit.
“Let’s not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power,” posted the progressive magazine on social media.
Let's not forget: Mitch McConnell has steadfastly refused to allow meaningful election security legislation to reach the Senate floor while stymieing most related funding, arguing new laws or mandates would be an overstep of federal power. https://t.co/SX71FGIMjW
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 4, 2020
So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell's fault. https://t.co/cC4Qqjst3c
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 4, 2020
Ah yes, the main culprit behind the Democratic party’s Iowa caucus disaster is *checks notes* Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. https://t.co/97VRj0DYtK
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) February 4, 2020
“So the fiasco in Iowa is… McConnell’s fault,” posted The Hill’s Joe Concha on Twitter.