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Is It Time To End The Iowa Caucus After Last Night's Disaster?

Feb 3, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss what happened at last night's Iowa Caucus. The results never came in and there are reports of caucus chairs being on hold for up to two hours after calling to report problems with Iowa's new vote-reporting app. What happened?

The Iowa Democratic Party blamed last night's disaster on a coding issue with the new app. The Party said the glitch did not "impact the ability of precinct chairs to report data accurately," and will announce results as soon as possible. Many are now calling on the DNC to end the Iowa Caucus. Later in the show, we'll follow the money funding the campaigns. 

Guest:

Dave Levinthal, Editor at Large for the Center for Public Integrity 

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation

Web Resources: 

Slate: What happened in Iowa

 

The Wall Street Journal: Iowa's Tally-by-App Experiment Fails

 

NBC News: Iowa caucuses live updates: 2020 Democrats make their final pitches

The Center for Public Integrity: Democratic Presidential Dollars: Still Plenty From Wealthier, Whiter Places