Iowa Dems Release New Statement Trying to Explain What Went Wrong

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Posted: Feb 04, 2020 10:05 AM
Iowa Dems Release New Statement Trying to Explain What Went Wrong

Source: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

It's not a good morning for Iowa Democrats. They are trying to do damage control the morning after one of the most disastrous election nights in recent memory. Hours after the Hawkeye State voting ended, and there are still no results. The only thing we do know, is that the Democrats really bungled this process. 

In in their new statement Tuesday morning, the party tried to give some kind of an explanation as to what the bleep happened. It was not any kind of cyber intrusion, they admit. It was purely technical incompetence.

"As part of our investigation, we determined with certainty that the underlying data collected via the app was sound," the statement reads. "While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data. We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system. This issue was identified and fixed. The application's reporting issue did not impact the ability of precinct chairs to report data accurately."

The Democrats assure voters that they "have been able to verify that the data recorded in the app and used to calculate State Delegate Equivalents is valid and accurate."

However, at the end of the note they write that while their plan is to release results today, they leave some wiggle room in case that doesn't actually happen.

"While our plan is to release results as soon as possible today, our ultimate goal is to ensure that the integrity and accuracy of the process continues to be upheld."