The results of the Iowa Democratic caucuses were delayed on Monday night. The Iowa Democratic Party said it was performing "quality control" on the results, stating that it wanted to be cautious. It's not unprecedented for the results of Iowa caucuses to be delayed, though they often came in by 8 to 10 pm EST in recent primary seasons. The delay was linked, in part, to issues with a new app being used by the Iowa Democratic party to report precinct results. "This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion," the Iowa Democratic Party said in a statement.
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The results of the Iowa caucuses were delayed far later than in past presidential primary seasons due to "quality control" issues, the Iowa Democratic Party said, per reports from multiple outlets. The party said it was doing "quality control" on the results before releasing them out of "an abundance of caution."
.@SteveKornacki reports that Iowa State Democratic Party says it is doing "quality control" on results "out of an abundance of caution." #IowaCaucuses pic.twitter.com/GHwIi4BSj4 — MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 4, 2020
In a statement, the party said that 25% of precincts have reported results, but they have not publicly announced any numbers. The delay was linked, in part, to issues with a new app being used by the Iowa Democratic Party to report precinct results, though the party denied that the app crashed. The Iowa Democratic Party in a statement said, "We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results." "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 statement added. In the past, some results came in some time between 8 and 10 pm EST. By 10:30 pm EST on Monday, there was still no final count, with zero percent of precincts reporting. But it's not entirely out of the ordinary for final results to be delayed. In 2016, for example, it took a day for the full results of the Democratic Iowa caucuses to come in, though the results of the Republican caucuses came in by 10 pm that year.
With that said, the reference to "quality control" raised chatter online, with people across the political spectrum questioning precisely what that meant. President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager in a tweet questioned whether the process was "rigged," though there's no evidence to support this at the time.
With that in mind, the Iowa Democratic Party saying "quality control" definitely raises my eyebrows. This year, they're getting all the results for the first time.And I wonder whether they're finding out that people just aren't doing this right a lot more often than they thought — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) February 4, 2020 What the heck is “quality control?” — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 4, 2020 Quality control = rigged? 🤔 https://t.co/rJY3gdRccE — Brad Parscale - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 4, 2020
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