Iowa caucus results for Democrats delayed from 'inconsistencies' and 'poor quality control'
The Iowa presidential caucuses are in disarray, and therefore delayed due to "inconsistencies" and "poor quality control." Early Tuesday, the Iowa Democratic Party said they'd release the results of the caucuses after "manually verifying all precinct results."
Party chair Troy Price stated that the party is "validating every piece of data we have against our paper trail. That system is taking longer than expected, but it's in place to ensure we are eventually able to report results with full confidence."
The state party's communications director Mandy McClure was the one who said that they found inconsistencies on the three sets of results. She said
"In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue. The app did not go down, and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results."
The State party's conference call with the campaigns ended up in questionable terms as the party leaders hung up after being asked for more information on the various reporting issues and when they would receive both the data and results.
Now, the state party is trying to sift through the three sets of numbers, election workers are now struggling to use a new smartphone app created for the organizers as they try to calculate and report the results sooner.