The Republican National Committee had a field day watching the Iowa Caucus become "the DNC's Fyre Fest," in reference to the disastrous music festival in the Bahamas in 2017 that left guests stranded and confused. Fyre Fest organizer Billy McFarland is currently behind bars for fraud and the event has been described as the world's biggest festival flop. And now the 2020 Iowa Caucus can accept the title for "the world's biggest election flop."
What happened? Long story short, the Democrats decided to put all their chips in a new mobile phone app to tally the votes. They didn't anticipate the "inconsistencies" that would plague the entire process.
MORE: The Iowa Democratic Party said that the delays in reporting were not the result of a "hack or an intrusion." The party said that it found "inconsistencies" in reporting of results, but said that the "underlying data and paper trail is sound." https://t.co/B2hhpf4dbz— The Associated Press (@AP) February 4, 2020
Now, hours after the voting ended, and we still have no concrete numbers. And their new statement on Tuesday morning suggested they may not be coming anytime soon. A. Disaster.
The RNC couldn't help but note the irony of the moment.
Ever since Donald Trump became president, Democrats have cried about election fraud. They've insisted the most important issue is election integrity, and they've accused Trump of colluding with Russia in 2016, and now trying to sabotage 2020. Three years of investigations did not prove them right, but still they hang on to the narrative. And so, with Monday night's election massacre, the RNC took the opportunity to pounce.
Democrats and DNC spent the last 3 years feeding reporters bad-faith stories on “election security.”— Michael Ahrens (@michaelahrens) February 4, 2020
They pushed a false narrative about Republicans for not agreeing to their gimmicks.
Bad outcome for confidence in voting, but Dems deserve every last bit of bad press they get.
President Trump added for emphasis:
When will the Democrats start blaming RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, instead of their own incompetence for the voting disaster that just happened in the Great State of Iowa?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2020