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Democrats: Iowa Caucus Flunked

by Oui Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 07:30:15 AM EST

Campaign Workers Got Robbed : ZERO results!!

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY STARTS OFF IN CHAOS

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:11:09 AM EST

No results yet, but my sense is the candidates make the best of it to get a story line out. The Democrats missed the opportunity for Prime Time coverage and a political momentum. Bernie Sanders did well and likely Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg can both be satisfied. Question still out: were there any losers?

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:23:58 AM EST
Losers: Biden, Klobuchar and everyone else except Mayor Pete, Bernie and Warren.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 05:04:54 PM EST
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The other loser was the whole concept of caucuses. If Iowa retains caucuses I expect they will have to drop the State Delegate Equivalents. Having to report the initial preferences and the State Delegate Equivalents gives the basis for complaining about the discrepancy. A ranked choice voting system would be better.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 05:11:05 PM EST
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If they can't even add up normal votes, how on earth will they deal with ranked choice?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 05:42:10 PM EST
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Why are Dems stuck with Iowa as the first primaries state while it is so unpresentative for them and even conservative? Just that alone undermined progressive agendas since 2004 at least. GOP must have been laughing and salivating all that time. Make a bit of your own reality, Dems!
by das monde on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 07:15:41 PM EST
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Quite likely there will be five candidates in double digits as the result becomes available ... a broad group heading to NH primary and in a fortnight in Nevada. The "Winner" wiil score a very low percentage of the total vote in the Iowa caucus. Much of policy and many candidates to be liked. 😎

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:31:21 AM EST
Iowa caucuses: results in chaos, blamed delays on 'inconsistencies' | The Guardian |

One reporter described Iowa Democratic party chairman Troy Price's voice on the press call as "deflated", which is understandable considering the organization saw its worst nightmare unfold before its eyes tonight.



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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 11:10:18 AM EST
by generic on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 12:38:14 PM EST
Donald Trump 😡‼️



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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 03:02:20 PM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 04:11:20 PM EST
See my post above 😉

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 04:48:17 PM EST
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b-b-but RUSSIA! INTERFERENCE!!
by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 05:38:26 PM EST
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What a contest! Like Lancet v. iraqbodycount.com all over again, but not.

by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 07:13:20 PM EST
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b-b-but black voters!

by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 07:16:00 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:13:13 PM EST
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A voting app by Shadow Inc. takes center-stage at chaotic Iowa caucuses

Mysterious start-up Shadow under scrutiny after Iowa caucus meltdown

Shadow from the Veterans for Hillary campaign in 2016 ...

Tech firm started by Clinton campaign veterans is linked to Iowa caucus debacle

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 05:41:27 PM EST
by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 08:33:58 PM EST
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2020 Census online is going to be unprecedented. inconceivable. egregious. GREAT AGAIN!
by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 07:42:48 PM EST
USAToday, top-line results
by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:10:40 PM EST
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The dictator's dilemma: To win with 95 percent or 99?

Time to let Trump build his real estate empire and hotels in his favorite countries again! 😎 Fore! ⛳️ 🏌🏿‍♂️

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 09:26:27 PM EST
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co-incidentally, to be sure, Tara McGowan was already a controversial figure

by Cat on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 06:21:13 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 08:50:27 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 10:16:33 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 02:50:58 AM EST
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So the state delegate equivalents is what they show instead of the number of voters because it is the only number that shows Mayo Pete in first place? Also sitting on their ass for two days and then releasing 62% of the count is increedibly funny to me.
by generic on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 01:28:38 PM EST
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Partial ~live results

How to Embarrass Yourself and Fail in Elections, Vol 11

by das monde on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 04:27:54 PM EST
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What a relief it would be to some ppl to discover this poll is RUSSIA! disinformation.

by Cat on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 07:20:53 PM EST
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RUSSIA! summarizes decimal delegates, 5 Feb 2020

by Cat on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 04:41:03 PM EST
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But the company also tried to insist the app worked mostly as expected and squash conspiracy theories about its origin.

#Iowa Caucus Watch closed shop day before yesterday ...

Corrected results after 97%

Iowa caucusus: Buttigieg and Sanders nearly tied with virtually all results reported | CBS News |

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by Oui on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 05:31:30 PM EST
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GTGO

< wipes tears >

by Cat on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 05:55:53 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 08:42:52 PM EST
Just happen to be a major donor, a venture capitalist and moved from the Republican fold JIT to support HRC ahead of her defeat in 2016. Now linked to start-up Shadow Inc., an affiliate of ACRONYM, and the designer app for the Iowa Caucus tally.

Shadow Inc. is a team led by former Clinton and Obama IT gurus. Pete Buttigieg too has financial ties to the company and Seth Klarman as major funder.

"Jewish Billionaire Seth Klarman Joins Wealthy Republicans Supporting Clinton" | Haaretz - Aug. 2016 |

Wealthy Jewish GOP Donors Flee Trump's Sinking Ship | Tikun Olam - Aug. 2018 |

Even more troubling is the case of another GOP pro-Israel billionaire, Seth Klarman, who had been the largest GOP donor in New England.  He founded the Baupost Group and is a wealthy Boston hedge fund manager.  He also owns the Times of Israel and two major American Jewish papers, Jewish Week (in New York and Washington).  His Israel politics are Likudist and he's a major donor to Charles Jacobs' Islamophobic David Project, the Israel Project and other far-right Israel Lobby causes.

Unlike Wexner, Klarman hasn't left the GOP according to this profile written by NYT resident neocon, Bari Weiss.  He's just announced he's temporarily giving only to Democrats in order to give them a Congressional majority.

Klarman's Undisclosed Financial Transactions Aren't Limited To Puerto Rico | The Forward - Oct. 2017 |

Hillary, Barack, Pete and Seth Stand with Israel ... can't let a progressive labour supporter, old kibbutzer like Bernie Sanders become the presidential candidate for the Democrats in America Now, can we?

Iowa and Democratic Party Corporate Corruption | Institute for Public Accuracy |

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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 08:51:34 PM EST


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by Oui on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 02:29:19 AM EST
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Pacronym is the political action committee for Acronym, which invested in the app from Shadow Inc., that was used by Iowa Democrats.

Big donors from Hollywood and Silicon Valley | CNBC |

Some of the best-known Silicon Valley investors and top names in Hollywood are behind the nonprofit group that launched the app that broke down during the Iowa caucus Monday night.

To raise capital, Acronym established a political action committee called Pacronym, which the organization's web site says helped elect 65 "progressive candidates across the country" in 2018, a year before it invested in Shadow Inc. Pacronym has raised $7.8 million since the beginning of 2019, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.

That funding is going toward "advancing progressive causes through innovative communications, advertising and organizing programs," Acronym says on its site. In addition to Shadow, Acronym is an investor in a digital news organization called Courier Newsroom and digital strategy firm Lockwood Strategy Lab

From Silicon Valley, backers include Kenneth Duda, the chief technology officer of Arista Networks; Michael Moritz, the Sequoia Capital partner who made a fortune backing Google and Yahoo.

Pacronym's other million-dollar backers are hedge fund managers Seth Klarman and Donald Sussman, with big checks also coming from philanthropist Geoffrey Gund and John Fisher of the family that started Gap.

Pacronym's website features a campaign  called "Four is Enough," which is raising money to try and help defeat President Donald Trump's bid for a second term, focusing on "swing voters in key 2020 battleground states."

Contributors Pacronym 2020 cycle - OpenSecrets

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by Oui on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 01:18:12 PM EST
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by Oui on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 01:18:53 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 at 10:10:12 PM EST
This America? In a progressive Blue State ...

Trump's MAGA at the expense of minorities ... this is not what America is about. The "American Dream" should be about equal opportunity for all w/o discrimination and racism!

See my recent diary about the 60s and the hard fight at home during the Vietnam War ...

ON FREEDOM (1963)

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by Oui on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 at 05:22:05 AM EST
Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight downgrades Joe Biden from 43% odds of winning the presidential nomination to 17%.



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by Oui on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 06:01:01 PM EST
Hold your horses!!

DNC Chair Tom Perez calls for complete `recanvass' of Iowa tallies | NY Post |

Wow! Did Bernie Sanders finish ahead of Pete `Shadow' Buttigieg?



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by Oui on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 06:24:39 PM EST
USAToday
"'Requests must present credible evidence suggesting that results were misreported or erroneously counted,' the manual said.": Friday, 7 Feb deadline

Tuesday, 11 Feb NH primary "election"

by Cat on Thu Feb 6th, 2020 at 06:39:22 PM EST
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