Feb 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

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Iowa Democrats rush "quality checks" after "inconsistencies"

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The conclusive results on the Iowa Democratic caucuses are coming in later than expected tonight, with the state party reporting the need to do "quality checks."

  • Des Moines County Democratic Chair Tom Courtney is blaming election technology for the delay and calling a new caucus reporting app "a mess," AP reports.
  • "The app is the issue and the hotline is smoked," volunteer Joe Galasso told NBC News.
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Top Democrats react to "quality checks" at Iowa caucuses

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Democratic candidates had to improvise to keep supporters entertained Monday, as they took the stage to address the "quality checks" that delayed results in the Iowa Democratic caucuses past 11 pm local time.

What's happening: "Looks like it's going to be a long night, but I'm feeling good," said former Vice President Joe Biden when he took the stage in Des Moines. Speaking just before him, Sen. Amy Klobuchar urged supporters to "stay up. Let's stay in good spirits."

Biden campaign demands answers from Iowa Democrats over "quality control"

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is demanding answers from the Iowa Democratic Party over technology "quality control" issues that have delayed caucus results.

What they're saying: "[W]e believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released."