Published: Wed, February 05, 2020
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Iowa caucuses mark ‘beginning of the end’ for Trump, Sanders says


Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

"Democrat party meltdown", Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a stinging tweet.

Precinct leaders were instead calling in their results to the Democratic Party headquarters, and "they weren't answering the phones in Des Moines" because, Courtney speculated, they were mobbed with calls.

'If people didn't know where to look for the PIN numbers or the precinct numbers, that could slow them down, ' said Miller, who said he had no problem using the system to report his precinct's figures and it worked fine.

"It's a total meltdown", she added.

Voting on Monday began at 7 p.m. CST.

In a deeply embarrassing night for the local party, "inconsistencies" in reporting were blamed amid claims that a phone app used to report results did not work. POLITICO first reported Monday that precinct captains were having difficulties, with the app crashing.

A smartphone app tasked with reporting the results of the Iowa caucus has crashed, delaying the result of the first major count in nominating a Democratic candidate to run for the us presidency. "This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion".

Helen Grunewald, a precinct caucus chairwoman in Benton County, said she had been on hold with the party trying to report her results for a significant amount of time.

Other staff include alumni of Obama's presidential campaign, as well as Google, Apple and former DNC staffers. But Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator who was favourite to win, then released internal data suggesting he was in the lead. Whether the victor turns out to be Sanders or another candidate, that candidate was denied the chance to give an election night victory speech to a nationwide audience - a springboard heading into New Hampshire.

Held across almost 1,700 sites, the Iowa vote offers a critical early look at the viability of the 11 Democrats still in the race - even though just 41 delegates are up for grabs, a fraction of the 1,991 needed to secure the nomination in July.

"We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results", a spokesperson for the Iowa Democratic Party said. This year it's zero.

For Democrats, the moment was thick with promise for a party that has seized major gains in states since Trump won the White House in 2016.

There were also concerns that turnout appeared not to reach the record levels that some had predicted, a worrisome sign for Democrats in a presidential election year. But apparent technology issues delayed the results as the state party suggested turnout was on track to match 2016 numbers. "The whole system largely broke".

The billionaire former New York City mayor was campaigning in California on Monday as his rivals for the Democratic nomination prepared for the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. "By all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious", he said. Despite the delay in reporting, Sen.

"I just love Cory", said Kathy Ferguson, who turned down requests to join other candidates' campaigns that were struggling to meet the minimum viable 15 percent.

Sen. Amy Kloubuchar (D-Minn.) embraced her underdog status: "We know there's delays, but we know one thing: We are punching above our weight".

The first contest in the 2020 Democratic presidential race ended in a nightmare fashion for the party after Iowa Democrats bungled the reporting of the results - raising doubts over the accuracy of the pending counts and the impact the caucuses will have on the overall contest as it moves ahead.

"They can't even run a caucus and they want to run the government".

"I hope so", Bloomberg said.

Bagniewski said, as reported by POLITICO, that 20,000 new registration cards were printed in Polk county.

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