The failed Iowa caucus voting app that caused all the trouble during Democratic Iowa caucus financed by gay mayor Pete Buttigieg and George Soros
The dust from the failed Democratic Iowa Caucus is still floating down, trying to settle, but recent revelations are rendering that impossible. Yesterday we learned that end times villain George Soros gave millions of dollars to Shadow Inc., the company that made the voter app used by the Democrats to control caucus voting. Well, it controlled it alright, so much so that the entire system imploded sending the Democratic caucus into paroxysms of chaos and confusion. Evidentially, George Soros got what he paid for. Give the Devil his due, good job, George.
Then, with the caucus sufficiently hindered, votes already cast started flipping from Communist Bernie Sanders to gay mayor Pete Buttigieg. Oh, at this point you should probably also be made aware of the fact that gay mayor Pete donated $42,500 to the failed voting app company that we told you was also financed by George Soros. Oh again, the man behind the failed voting app is the former tech guru for the failed Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. Have you checked the headlines lately? Pete Buttigieg is in the lead, it’s a Christmas miracle!!! (insert eye-rolling emoji here)
This is the current and proven state of the Democratic Party, busily hacking and rigging their own election process. Just as they did in 2016 when they rigged their nomination process to favor Hillary Clinton and stop Communist Bernie Sanders, they are now doing it by promoting gay mayor Pete and attempting to stop Communist Bernie Sanders.
The Democratic Party’s Crisis of Legitimacy May Be Just Beginning
FROM NY MAGAZINE: Complaints about “rigging” began with an agonizingly narrow Sanders defeat to Clinton in the Iowa caucus four years before. They continued throughout the contest, with every routine snafu — in Nevada, New York, and the possibility that party super-delegates would provide Hillary Clinton the winning margin — held up as more evidence of the conspiracy.
Bernie Sanders himself has toggled between cooperating with the party and stoking the paranoia of his supporters. He never fully abandoned the claim that — despite losing by a double-digit margin — the party robbed him. “Some people say that maybe if the system wasn’t rigged against me, I would’ve won the nomination,” he insisted last year.
And there it is. The single largest donor of Shadow Inc., the company behind the failed Iowa Caucus app, is George Soros. pic.twitter.com/qifQHVrTBt
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 5, 2020
The party instituted a number of changes intended to inoculate itself against accusations of rigging. In Iowa, the Democratic caucus instituted new rules, “mandated by the DNC as part of a package of changes sought by Bernie Sanders” and “designed to make the caucus system more transparent.” The new rules required reporting several different sets of numbers from every precinct. This reflected a long-standing proclivity in left-of-center politics to meet every demand for fairness with new layers of complexity.
This is how much each top-candidates donated to Shadow, Inc. — the app-developer for the Iowa Caucus.
Screenshots are for the only two who spent $ on this app. pic.twitter.com/S9eWNngc1x
— Ariän El-Tahry (@areltahry) February 4, 2020
Anybody who has witnessed or participated in a grassroots progressive organization has seen this intricate, rules-based method democracy in action. Monty Python lampooned the tendency in Holy Grail. (“We’re an anarcho-syndicalist commune,” a peasant explains to the impatient King Arthur. “We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week, but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special biweekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major …”)
The party attempted to introduce a new app to report precinct results, which its older precinct captains largely failed to master, and its phone-reporting system buckled under the weight of the elevated confusion. There is no evidence voting results themselves have been compromised (at least not beyond the normal levels of confusion produced by the chaotic process).
WHAT MAY TURN A ROUTINE BUREAUCRATIC FAILURE INTO A LARGER DEMOCRATIC CRISIS, THOUGH, IS THE BERNIE MOVEMENT’S PREEXISTING SUSPICION. SANDERS IS NOT ALONE IN THIS — THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SHAMEFULLY ISSUED A STATEMENT CALLING THE RESULTS INTO DOUBT, IN A TRANSPARENT EFFORT TO DISCREDIT A VOTE IT CLEARLY LOST. BUT THE BULK OF THE SUSPICIONS CAME FROM SANDERS SUPPORTERS, WHO QUICKLY REPRISED THEIR 2016 RIGGING CLAIMS.
In the end, the Iowa Democratic caucus will probably report accurate results. But the corrosive damage to the legitimacy of the system will remain. What ought to terrify Democrats is that the process is only beginning. It will be, by design, more elongated than 2016, and party leaders will have even less influence over its outcome. So far, the attempts the party has made to stave off challenges to its legitimacy have only exacerbated them. READ MORE