IOWA PRIMARY
SCANDAL 2020

This primary was a complete disaster. Dangerous incompetence mixed with blatant sabotage. See the timeline below with source links 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

SUMMARY:

01/17/19: Tara McGowan announces they will launch new tech company called "Shadow"

04/16/19: Pete attends multiple dinners with establishment elites on how to stop Sanders

04/25/19: Shadow is founded by veterans of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful 2016 campaign

07/23/19: Pete Buttigieg pays the app company more than $42,000 

07/29/19: Pete hires Michael Halle, who is married to McGowan, owner of the app 

12/01/19: App is created 2 months before the primary election

01/30/20: App is not tested & precinct captains don't see it until 3 days before election 

02/02/20: Des Moines scraps it's anticipated poll after Pete's campaign complaints

02/03/20: The app changes totals entered, issues downloading, multiple glitches etc.

02/03/20: Several caucuses end in a coin toss, which shows people cheating on video

02/03/20: IDP announces delay in reporting due to "inconsistencies" in reporting

02/03/20: Pete declares victory with ZERO% of the Iowa count in

02/04/20: IDP releases partial data, freezing the results at 62% , showing Pete leading

02/05/20: Questions about the reported results, as multiple calculation errors exposed

02/06/20: IDP releases 74% results, intentionally excluding districts Bernie dominated

02/06/20: Media focuses on SDE's, ignoring that Sanders got thousands more votes

02/06/20: 2nd round of partial results showed multiple data errors, all hurting Sanders

02/06/20: Several precinct captains and volunteers said the results were NOT CORRECT

02/06/20: People start posting their pictures, videos, & copies of worksheets online

02/06/20: IDP retracts the results, stating they will push an update shortly 

02/06/20: IDP releases 98% of the vote count, holding back districts that favor Sanders

02/06/20: The new results show Bernie clearly winning with thousands more votes

02/06/20: The new results show now Bernie tied for national delegates at 11 each

02/06/20: Media cite state delegates instead of national delegates, declare Pete victorious

02/06/20: CNN falsely declares Pete the winner just in time for his CNN town hall event

02/06/20: Sanders declares victory after getting thousands more votes than the others

02/06/20: Tom Perez orders recanvass of the votes...just now, as Sanders is about to win

02/10/20: IDP won't change incorrect math to ensure "integrity of the process" 

 

 

BREAKDOWN OF SUMMARY:

  • January, 2019: Tara McGowan announced they will launch a new tech company called "Shadow" on Twitter. McGowan tweeted “so excited to announce @anotheracronym has acquired Groundbase, their incredible team led by [Gerard Niemira] + are launching Shadow, a new tech company to build smarter infrastructure for campaigns. With Shadow, we’re building a new model incentivized by adoption over growth.” 

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  • April, 2019: Pete Buttigieg attends several dinners with establishment elites on how to stop Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination. 

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  • April, 2019: Shadow is founded by veterans of Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential bid, Gerard Niemira, Krista Davis, Ahna Rao, and James Hickey. The project is fully funded by Acronym, Tara McGowan's company. 

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  • July, 2019: Pete Buttigieg's campaign pays the app company more than $42,000 

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  • July, 2019: Pete Buttigieg hires Michael Halle as a senior strategist on his campaign. Halle is married to Tara McGowan, co-founder of Acronym and Shadow app company

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  • December, 2019: The app company that tallied the Iowa caucus is called Shadow Inc. Shadow Inc. was founded by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign. The app was created less than two months out from the primary which it would be used, and the IDP requested that the app's name be kept a secret. Precinct captains in Iowa were not given acess to the app until 3 days prior to the election. The app had never been tested at a statewide level.

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  • February 1, 2020: Des Moines Register refused to publish the results of their highly anticipated final poll​​ before the primary vote. The scraped the results after complaints from Pete Buttigieg's campaign.

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  • February 3, 2020: The Iowa primary is riddled with issues. The app is not downloading correctly, it is changing the numbers that are entered. There are reports of some districts having no one to volunteer to head the caucus in that district. Several Iowa caucuses ended in a coin toss. Videos of the coin tosses show that there was blatant incompetence at the very least. 

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  • February 3, 2020: The Iowa Democratic Party announced that the reporting of caucus results was delayed because of "inconsistencies" in the reporting. At 1 a.m. Central Time, the state party told reporters it expected to announce the results later Tuesday, saying “We want to emphasize that this is a reporting issue, not a hack or an intrusion,” Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price said.

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  • February 3, 2020: Pete Buttigieg declared victory even though ZERO % of the Iowa votes had been tallied. There had been widespread issues with the app and reporting, so people started pushing back on his declaration.

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  • February 4, 2020: More than 20 hours later, and still no results from the Democratic Party about the results of the Iowa caucus. People are now questioning the legitimacy of the process. Multiple people calling for Tom Perez to resign.

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  • February 5, 2020: The Iowa Democratic Party released partial results, leaving out the districts in which Bernie is winning in an effort to stop Bernie from getting the positive press coverage that should come from a win like this. They froze the results at 62% with Buttigeig leading on purpose for hours so that they could run a couple of media cycles pretending Pete was leading. They then updated the results to 74% for another several hours, again giving Pete a false push. This was to stop Bernie’s momentum going into NH. Isn't it interesting that the very last results released are the districts where Bernie leads by the largest margin?

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  • February 6, 2020: After several days with no results, the supervisor of elections for Black Hawk County tweeted the results out on his own. He revealed that the IDP have had the results of their district for days, and the numbers they have now finally released are not correct. The first image you'll see are the results they had released to CNN for Black Hawk County. The Second is after the correction. You can clearly see that the first version they tried to release was skewed heavily towards Pete compared to the second with Bernie winning heavily. We only know this because the  supervisor of elections for Black Hawk County tweeted the results out on his own because they were taking so long, and someone caught the discrepancy.

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  • February 6, 2020: The IDP misreported results from Des Moines' 55th precinct, which was held in the lobby of Capital Square. The party's Wednesday afternoon results, before the correction, showed Patrick earning the support of 191 people in the first alignment and 218 in the final alignment. Those numbers actually belonged to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Isn't it convenient that these "errors" consistently hurt Bernie Sanders? When these "technical problems" only target one person, one has to wonder if they are unintentional.

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  • February 6, 2020: The Iowa Democratic Party release 98% of their caucus results showing Bernie Sanders almost completely wiping out Pete Buttigieg's narrow lead in state delegate equivalents and extending his popular vote lead by thousands of votes. It is no coincidence that they hold back the 2% of the precincts that Bernie won in overwhelming number. These satellite caucuses would put Bernie in the lead with state delegate counts as well, making him the winner of the Iowa primary....even without the corrections to the data that overwhelmingly cut into Bernie's numbers.

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  • February 6, 2020: CNN falsely declared Buttigeig the winner right before his scheduled town hall. Focusing on STATE delegates instead of national delegates, they used the state delegate count to declare Pete the winner right before Pete’s appearance. This was done to manipulate people into believing Pete had won. Errors in the result tabulations led several news organizations such as the Associated Press, which historically verifies election results, and The New York Times to refuse to name a winner.

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  • February 6, 2020: After 98% of the results are in which show a clear lead, Bernie Sanders declares victory. Sanders won the popular vote by thousands, and tied with Buttigieg for national state delegates at 11 each.

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  • February 6, 2020: Tom Perez has been getting slammed for not stepping in and demanding a recount. He has ignored the overwhelming evidence of legitimacy issues. Only now with 2% left to report and Bernie clearly leading in those unreported districts, Tom Perez suddenly demands a recanvass. Here is his direct tweet "Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass."

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  • February 6, 2020: Mayor Pete "self declared" his victory on Monday night with ZERO % of the Iowa count in. USA Today had nothing negative to say about it, yet they have NO PROBLEM sarcastically calling out Bernie on his announcement today 4 days later, that he won with 98% of the count. The vote count clearly shows Bernie Sanders beating Buttigieg by thousands of votes. Look at the slanted BS headline from USA Today! "BEHOLD, THE SELF-DESCRIBED WINNER OF IOWA" with the worst photo of Bernie they could possibly find, followed by, "Bernie Sanders takes an Iowa caucus victory lap a little early." So Bernie, now the factual winner by thousands of votes, makes the same announcement that Pete Buttigieg made on Monday - with no votes tallied 

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  • February 6, 2020: Pete Buttigieg has now got his lawyers to request a partial re-canvass of all in-state satellite caucus locations. The satellite caucuses is where Bernie Sanders dominated, and was about to overtake Buttigeig's lead once they were counted. By contesting these specific ones, he is ensuring that the media gets another few weeks of false headlines saying Pete is the winner. The satellites are what will sink him, this is a desperate ploy to stop the final results from coming out.

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  • February 7, 2020: Here is a graph to show the total amount of State Delegate Equivalent errors for all precincts in Iowa. The ones to the right were precincts that were reported correctly with no errors. The ones to the left show the amount of errors for each candidate. Pete's results show a STAGGERING amount of errors in his favor, while Bernie Sanders results show overwhelming majority of the errors working against him. This is no accident.

  • February 7, 2020: Chris Matthews goes on an unhinged rant about Bernie Sanders live on air. He asserted that Bernie would be like Castro and start assassinating his rivals if elected. Castro was not a socialist, he was a communist. What kind of "news network: allows this kind of garbage on their programming without even so much as an apology or correction for the spread of obviously FALSE propaganda. Socialist economic policies have no relationship to how a ruler enforces their authority.

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  • February 10, 2020: Democratic Party won't change blatant miscalculations on the worksheets because "they are legal records and altering them would be a crime" said IDP lawyer Shayla McCormally. The email went on to say “The incorrect math on the Caucus Math Worksheets must not be changed to ensure the integrity of the process”. This lawyer is actually asserting that correcting the math would introduce "personal opinion" into the official record of results.

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See Slideshow Below For The Documented Errors That Have not Been Fixed

 

LINKS:

 

 

 

Video: DNC & Iowa Dem Party Not Even Hiding Their Contempt For Democracy

Secular Talk On Youtube - February 10, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sn2-P2aUbs&feature=youtu.be

Democratic Party Won't Change Iowa Caucus Results Even If It Finds Errors

International Business Times - February 10, 2020

https://www.ibtimes.com/democratic-party-wont-change-iowa-caucus-results-even-if-it-finds-errors-2919011

Sanders Requests Iowa Recount As Error-Ridden Results Are Released

Bernie Post - February 9, 2020

https://berniepost.com/2020/02/sanders-requests-iowa-recount-as-error-ridden-results-are-released/

'Robbed': Top Bernie Sanders Campaign Aide Rips DNC For 'Intentional' Iowa Disaster

Washington Examiner - February 8, 2020

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/robbed-top-bernie-sanders-campaign-aide-rips-dnc-for-intentional-iowa-disaster

 

Pete Buttigieg Campaign Funded By Russian-Linked Oligarch Who Supports Trump And McConnell

Reader Supported News - February 8, 2020

https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/61244-pete-buttigieg-campaign-funded-by-russian-linked-oligarch-who-supports-trump-and-mcconnell

"We're Not Going To Let It Go." Sanders Supporters Are Still Mad About Iowa

Time - February 8, 2020

https://time.com/5780410/bernie-sanders-supporters-debate-reactions/

Video: Krystal Ball: Pete, DNC Collusion Is Class Warfare

The Hill On Youtube - February 7, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=5GFneySIGVg&app=desktop

Video: Krystal And Saagar: Even The Establishment Wants Tom Perez To Resign

The Hill (Rising) On Youtube - February 7, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g72rEMWjtY&feature=youtu.be

Popular Vote Proponent Pete Buttigieg Claims Victory In State Where Another Guy Got More Votes

Rolling Stone - February 7, 2020

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/iowa-caucus-pete-buttigieg-claims-victory-bernie-sanders-949544/

Iowa Caucus: Here’s A Map Of Precincts Where The Data Appear To Be Irregular

CNBC News - February 7, 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/iowa-caucus-map-of-precincts-where-the-data-appear-to-be-irregular.html

While Sanders Declares Victory In Iowa Popular Vote, Buttigieg Chided For Claiming He 'Officially Won' Based On Error-Filled Delegate Count

Common Dreams - February 7, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/07/while-sanders-declares-victory-iowa-popular-vote-buttigieg-chided-claiming-he

Buttigieg Skirts Anti-Corruption Laws By Campaigning With ‘Dark Money’ Group

Sludge - February 7, 2020

https://readsludge.com/2020/02/07/buttigieg-pushes-anti-corruption-laws-to-their-limits-at-dark-money-linked-event/

Andrew Yang — That 2020 Hopeful With The 'Math' Pin — On Iowa Results: 'Looks Like Bernie Won'

Common Dreams - February 7, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/07/andrew-yang-2020-hopeful-math-pin-iowa-results-looks-bernie-won

How Corporate Media Make Pete Look Like He’s Winning

Common Dreams - February 6, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/06/how-corporate-media-make-pete-look-hes-winning

‘Looks Like Bernie Won’: Yang Crowns Rival In Iowa

Washington Examiner - February 6, 2020

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/looks-like-bernie-won-yang-crowns-rival-in-iowa

Mayor Pete Challenges Iowa Results Now That Bernie Is Leading

GQ Magazine - February 6, 2020

https://www.gq.com/story/mayor-pete-calls-iowas-manager?fbclid=IwAR0NMADcd6Gi4DmeXVblKReqUyoX9-HsYRFdEvKKBlzXQWHcPtn9SXdOcvQ

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Calls Out Pete Buttigieg's Campaign For Potentially Coordinating With Super PAC

Paste Magazine - February 6, 2020

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2020/02/buttigieg-campaign-super-pac-violations.html

Bernie’s Supporters Should Be Thanking Mayor Pete

Slate - February 6, 2020

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/pete-buttigieg-bernie-sanders-iowa-new-hampshire.html

Buttigieg Falsely Accuses Sanders Of Accepting Dark Money

Bernie Post - February 6, 2020

https://berniepost.com/2020/02/buttigieg-falsely-accuses-sanders-of-accepting-dark-money/

After Claiming Victory in Iowa, Buttigieg Takes Heat For Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

Free Beacon - February 6, 2020

https://freebeacon.com/politics/after-claiming-victory-in-iowa-buttigieg-takes-heat-for-alleged-campaign-finance-violations/

Don’t Let Corporate Media Or DNC Fool You — Sanders Scored A Big Win In Iowa

Truth Out - February 6, 2020

https://truthout.org/articles/dont-let-corporate-media-or-dnc-fool-you-sanders-scored-a-big-win-in-iowa/?utm_source=sharebuttons

 

Iowa Democratic Party Releases 85% Of Caucus Results But An Error Forces Correction

MSN - February 6, 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/iowa-democratic-party-releases-85percent-of-caucus-results-but-an-error-forces-correction/ar-BBZHc5S

Democrats Mistakenly Award Iowa Delegates For Bernie Sanders To Deval Patrick

Truth Out - February 6, 2020

https://truthout.org/video/democrats-mistakenly-award-iowa-delegates-for-bernie-sanders-to-deval-patrick/

 

 After Bernie’s Win in Iowa, The Democratic Party Is Shitting Its Pants

Jacobin - February 6, 2020 

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/2/bernie-sanders-dnc-tom-perez

Video: Krystal Ball: Iowa Was Rigged, Here's The Proof

The Hill (Rising) On Youtube - February 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDO2kHGEoY0&feature=youtu.be

ERROR: Iowa Democratic Party Issues “Minor Correction,” Possibly To Black Hawk County Results

KWWL News - February 5, 2020

https://kwwl.com/2020/02/05/error-iowa-democratic-party-issues-minor-correction-possibly-to-black-hawk-county-results/

Video: Iowa Caucus Debacle: Pete's Questionable Ties; Bernie Leads Popular Vote

The Rational National On Youtube - February 5, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5p6fFlT3Iw&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

 

96% Of Iowa Precincts Are Reported, But There's Still No Caucus Winner; Buttigieg, Sanders Neck And Neck 

USA Today - February 5, 2020

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/04/iowa-caucus-pete-buttigieg-bernie-sanders-democratic-party/4664305002/

Iowa Democrats Screw Up Latest Batch Of Caucus Results

Iowa Starting Line - February 5, 2020

https://iowastartingline.com/2020/02/05/iowa-democrats-screw-up-latest-batch-of-caucus-results/

 

Iowa Democratic Party Releases 85% Of Caucus Results But An Error Forces Correction

Demoines Register - February 5, 2020

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2020/02/05/iowa-democratic-party-reports-iowa-caucus-results-with-errors/4672474002/

Iowa Releases Partial Caucus Results, Confuses People Even More

Rolling Stone - February 4, 2020

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/iowa-caucus-result-sanders-warren-biden-buttigieg-democratic-party-947794/

#TomPerezResign: DNC Chair Under Fire For Iowa Disaster, Favoritism For Billionaire Oligarch Bloomberg

Common Dreams - February 4, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/04/tomperezresign-dnc-chair-under-fire-iowa-disaster-favoritism-billionaire-oligarch

 

After Epic 'Nightmare' In Iowa, Democratic App Built By Secretive Firm Shadow Inc. Comes Under Scrutiny

Common Dreams - February 4, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/02/04/after-epic-nightmare-iowa-democratic-app-built-secretive-firm-shadow-inc-comes-under

Maker of Glitchy Iowa Caucus App Has Democratic Party Ties

New York Times - February 4, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/04/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-app.html

Shadow Inc: The Mysterious Clinton-Linked Company Counting Iowa's Caucus Votes

National Interest - February 4, 2020

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/shadow-inc-mysterious-clinton-linked-company-counting-iowas-caucus-votes-120136

What We Know About Shadow, Acronym And The Iowa Caucuses

Politifact - February 4, 2020

https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/feb/04/what-we-know-about-shadow-acronym-and-iowa-caucuse/

This Is The Buzzy Democratic Firm That Botched The Iowa Caucuses

Huffpost - February 4, 2020

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/iowa-caucus-app-shadow_n_5e390191c5b687dacc722824?ri18n=true

The Company That Botched The Iowa Caucus Was Formed Only Months Ago

The Atlantic - February 4, 2020

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/02/iowa-caucus-app-tech/606094/

New Details Show How Deeply Iowa Caucus App Developer Was Embedded In Democratic Establishment

Intercept - February 4, 2020

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/04/iowa-caucus-app-shadow-acronym/

App Made By Clinton Campaign Veterans’ Firm Is Behind Iowa Caucuses Debacle

Los Angeles Times - February 4, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-02-04/clinton-campaign-vets-behind-2020-iowa-caucus-app-snafu

The Nonprofit That Initially Took Credit For 'Launching' The Iowa Caucus App Developer Quietly Changed Its Website To Distance Itself From The Controversial Tech

Business Insider - February 4, 2020

https://www.businessinsider.com/iowa-caucus-app-shadow-acronym-investment-2020-2

Buttigieg Backer Top Funder Of Group Behind Iowa’s Disastrous Voting App

Consortium News - February 4, 2020

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/02/04/buttigieg-backer-top-funder-of-group-behind-iowas-disastrous-voting-app/

Pete Buttigeig Disbursements

Federal Elections Commission (FEC) - February 4, 2020

https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?data_type=processed&committee_id=C00697441&recipient_name=Shadow&two_year_transaction_period=2020&fbclid=IwAR1RckmsVqIZpuGxD5jsKHbRFo8jwH5sfra0kx4i9ahSc1X4WoDHRTMSxuw

DNC Completely Loses Public Trust In Its Primary Process On Very First Day

Caitlin Johnstone On Medium - Febraury 4, 2020

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/dnc-completely-loses-public-trust-in-its-primary-process-on-very-first-day-8939d5d91561

Iowa Up In The Air With Results Delayed, Shifting Focus To The Caucus System

KPBS - February 3, 2020

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/feb/03/iowa-dem-party-says-delay-due-to-reporting-issue/

Here Are The Billionaires Backing Pete Buttigieg’s Presidential Campaign

Forbes - December 31, 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2019/12/21/here-are-the-billionaires-backing-pete-buttigiegs-presidential-campaign/#556391d75fc6

‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum

New York Times - April 16, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democratic-party.html

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