Results for Iowa caucuses delayed as state Democratic Party finds 'inconsistencies'.
After 11 p.m. ET, no data had yet been made public in the first-in-the-nation voting state.
RocketMan » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:24 am wrote:Yep...
"THE SHADOW KNOWS."
I REALLY did not expect this kind of blatant shit IN THE VERY FIRST PRIMARY. I know, right. I'm a sap.
They are reaaaaally rubbing it in our faces aren't they. Jesus Fucking Christ. BUTTIGIEG'S CAMPAIGN APPARENTLY DIRECTLY FUNDED SHADOW INC.
I mean whattaaaaa fuck is going on.
Shadow, a Democratic tech firm, created the app that was supposed to deliver quicker caucus results.
A tech company affiliated with, and funded by, ACRONYM, a Democratic digital nonprofit group that has rapidly expanded in recent years, was responsible for building the Iowa caucus app that contributed to delays in reporting Monday night’s results in the first vote in the party’s presidential race. Multiple Democratic sources, including one of the presidential campaigns, confirmed the app’s creator.
State campaign finance records indicate the Iowa Democratic Party paid Shadow, a tech company that joined with ACRONYM last year, more than $60,000 for “website development” over two installments in November and December of last year. A Democratic source with knowledge of the process said those payments were for the app that caucus site leaders were supposed to use to upload the results at their locales.
Gerard Niemira, a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is the head of Shadow. He previously served as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of ACRONYM, according to his LinkedIn page. In 2019, David Plouffe, one of the chief architects of President Barack Obama’s wins, joined the board of advisers for ACRONYM
Wombaticus Rex » 04 Feb 2020 07:21 wrote:Sure as shit looks like Mayo Pete was working with a contractor called Shadow Inc to fix Iowa. It also looks like his team was too arrogant and incompetent to pull that off, didn't realize their ass was hanging out, and let him go ahead with the "upset victory" script. He delivered his speech and had the interns put out the "aw, shucks" celebration tweets. Walking all of this back will be extremely difficult and absolutely nobody on his staff is going to get any sleep tonight.
I have to admit, the DNC primary is shaping up to be far more entertaining than I had expected. This is good news for Democrats because if you want to beat Trump, you better be entertaining.
Speaking of which, Biden is looking pretty washed already -- looks like the DNC is happy to rig the game, but wary of doing it for a man with obvious dementia and no idea how the fuck to behave in public -- which means we won't get to see Biden vs. Trump debates, which would have been an apex moment for our great American Decline. Pour out a beer for a brighter day that will never come.
And, ah, Bernie. The poor, dear man, he must be flustered to see all the knives coming out at once. He also knew it was coming, though. Just like Amy Goodman at Democracy Now! or Alex Jones at Infowars, his role in the system is to function as a release valve for a certain specific demographic of populist rage.
His role is not to win a Presidential election; and furthermore, he's shown very little interest in campaigning like a winner, either in 2016 or 2020. Maybe I'm inferring too much, maybe it's just the entitled laziness of a man who's had his past dozen elections handed to him by the Democrats in exchange for not supporting third parties. Maybe he really is just another useful idiot. But I've always believed him to be witting, and that's why I've always had such contempt for his act.
Anyways, Trump 2020, huh?
Buttigieg campaign paid firm that developed voting app blamed for Iowa caucus delays
by Spencer Neale
| February 04, 2020 02:17 AM
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's campaign contributed money to the technological firm whose voting app that contributed to reporting delays in the Iowa caucuses.
Federal Election Commission filings reveal that Buttigieg's campaign gave tens of thousands of dollars to Shadow on July 23, 2019 for "software rights and subscriptions."
Shadow, a technology company that has an investor in the Democratic digital nonprofit organization ACRONYM, was also paid $60,000 over two installments by the Iowa Democratic Party to build an app to help make caucus voting easier and faster for precinct volunteers. Filings also reveal that the Nevada Democratic Party paid Shadow $58,000 for "website development."
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The Iowa Democratic Party scrambled Monday night after precincts experienced trouble downloading and uploading results to the voting app. By 1 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, no results had been released as volunteers attempted to call in the numbers by phone.
Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, claimed victory before any numbers had been released, publishing a tweet that said he was "going on to New Hampshire victorious."https://twitter.com/PeteButtigieg/statu ... 3040625665
Iowa, you have shocked the nation.
By all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious. #IowaCaucuses
12:24 AM · Feb 4, 2020·Twitter Web App
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Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's 2016 team, denied involvement in the voting app after Twitter users suggested he was behind the app's development. Mook, who reportedly did have a role in preparing a video to alert campaigns of misinformation or hacking, instructed people to contact Iowa Democrats for more information on the botched results.https://twitter.com/RobbyMook/status/12 ... 8790395904
Sorry, folks. I did NOT have anythjng to do with building the Iowa caucus app. I dont know anything about it, had no role in it, and dont own a company that makes mobile appa. Please contact
with questions about it.
11:49 PM · Feb 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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The Iowa Democratic Party said it expects to release the caucus results sometime Tuesday.
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