While Democrats Whine About Election Fraud, They Can’t Count Votes in Iowa
Here’s a question most people couldn’t answer about the Iowa Caucus: How do precincts resolve a tie vote?
No, they don’t record the number of votes and add it to the stack. What they actually do is flip a coin. And that was how at least four precincts broke ties in the Monday, February 3rd chaos in Iowa.
Still, at the end of the evening and into Tuesday, the dopey menagerie of Democrat presidential hopefuls had no results. Red-faced Iowa Democrat Party officials were scrambling. What went wrong was simple as it was stark:
“The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed. Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party. These acute failures are occurring statewide.”
Notice the repetition of the word “fail.” It rather describes how the Democrats perform when it comes to governing.
If elections, like our banking system, are based on confidence in the process, the Iowa Caucus may be the equivalent of the bank failures of 1929.
President Trump, as usual, was spot on. He tweeted, “The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is ‘Trump.’”
By the way, President Trump won 97.1 percent of the Iowa Caucus vote, and there were no coin flips.
Another indicator that probably won’t encourage Democrats was the over 30 percent drop in turnout from 2016 when the turnout for Hillary Clinton was about 240,000. The Democrats may have sought to churn up some enthusiasm in 2020, but the debacle in Iowa has taken a lot of oxygen out of the air.
There is also the whiff of suspicion that another fix is in. That would be because Democrats who actually want to win the next election want no part of that crazy geezer Bernie Sanders. Reports were that in one precinct Sanders won by 20 points, but received only one delegate. The rest were divided among the other four candidates.
Sanders supporters, who even in calmer times are on the verge of armed insurrection, were livid. Bernie seems to have a Charles Manson-like hold over a group of young neo-Communists. They stormed out complaining, “This is a joke…waste of time.”
To be fair, the Caucus system for selecting candidates is rather convoluted and somewhat goofy. It is so complicated that officials probably spend most of their time explaining the rules. Then there’s the spectacle of participants moving from one side of the room to the other and trying to entice their neighbors to join them.
At Drake University, for example, caucus-goers voted with their feet for “I am Spartacus” Senator Corey Booker, who isn’t even in the race.
So, when deranged Democrats accuse President Trump of trying to rig the next election, pay no attention to what they say. Watch what they do. When the smoke-and-mirrors primary season morphs into Democrat National Convention, bigwig super delegates will sweep Bernie aside.
I’m still putting money on Slick Willie’s serial sex offender enabler, Hillary Clinton, swooping in at the last minute.