Bernie Sanders’ supporters may very well have a right to be paranoid after the events of the last 24 hours.
In Iowa, the nation was set to receive their first glimpse at the true makeup of the Democratic primary election. This wasn’t a poll conducted by some biased news network, no; the Iowa caucuses are determined by actual voters casting actual votes.
Unfortunately, those votes were cast through a newly-created app that simply did not work as intended. Even as late as 4pm on Tuesday, there were no true results to report.
For Sanders and Co., this has led to the inevitable speculation that this is all a part of some large scheme to usurp him.
Bernie himself had only a few dour words for the occasion.
As U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders prepared to board a plane for New Hampshire, he told the Des Moines Register that he is “extremely disappointed” that the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses have not been released.
“Obviously, I suspect I speak for all of the candidates, I am extremely disappointed by the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to come up with the results in a timely manner. I don’t know why in 2020 it should take so much time,” Sanders said in a car at the Des Moines airport tarmac.
Sanders’ supporters were far more conspiratorial in their rantings.
The Dems are shocked that Bernie destroyed Biden in the Iowa Caucus.
And that’s why we have this long & unexplained delay.
They are frantically trying to figure out a way they can rig the nomination against Bernie for a 2nd time.
And they accuse Trump of cheating?
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) February 4, 2020
Democrats are in a State of Chaos. CNN talking heads in complete meltdown over Iowa mess. Voter turnout–& enthusiasm–way down. Biden & Bernie claiming system rigged–by fellow Dems (not Russians)! Tom Perez AWOL. And now some Dems may join Repubs in voting for Trump's acquittal
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 4, 2020
After the Iowa debacle, the Bernie Sanders campaign is raising alarms about the fact that the same app is reportedly set to be used in Nevada’s caucuses this month. “Given tonight, there is no doubt that Nevada should disregard this app,” said Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver.
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) February 4, 2020
The Democrats hope to announce a winner in Iowa by the early evening on Tuesday.
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