One 2020 Democrat Is Taking a Victory Lap... Even Though the Iowa Results Aren't In

Posted: Feb 04, 2020 2:02 AM
One 2020 Democrat Is Taking a Victory Lap... Even Though the Iowa Results Aren't In

Source: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Things are strange in Iowa. We've waited hours for the results of the Iowa Caucuses but still, nothing. The Iowa Democratic Party is doing a "quality control" check on the results just as a precaution. Part of the issue is the state party is relying on a newly-developed app to transmit results, despite security concerns. Their backup plan was to have precincts – all 1,679 of them – call in their results, which was the old way of doing things. And guess where we're at? You got it. They're calling them in. One. By. One. 

Even though have absolutely zero confirmed results, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is taking a victory lap. Apparently no reported results somehow means he came out victorious.

"What a night, because tonight an improbable hope became an undeniable reality," Buttigieg told supporters. "So, we don't know all the results but we know by the time it's all said and done, Iowa you have shocked the nation because, by all indications, we are going onto New Hampshire victorious!"

Apparently "all indications" means their internal polling (and we all know how skewed those can be.)

Buttigieg and his team feel so confident in their polling that they're already fundraising off the "results."

Even members of the Democratic media complex are saying this is shady

And one progressive activist said what the rest of us are thinking:

Things are bound to take an interesting turn once the official results are released. Let's see if Buttigieg's internal polling is as accurate as he lets on.