Former Sen. Harry Reid (D) lines up to cast an early vote for the upcoming Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
The alarms are increasingly sounding over Nevada's Democratic caucus, which is just five days away.
Why it matters: Similar issues to the ones that plagued Iowa's caucus seem to be rearing their ugly heads, the WashPost reports.
- "Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work."
- "Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother."
- "And experts are raising serious questions about a tool the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa."
- “It feels like the [state party is] making it up as they go along,” said one Democratic presidential aide."
The other side: “We are confident that they are doing everything they can to implement lessons learned in Iowa," DNC spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa told the WashPost.
The bottom line: Campaigns will be made or broken over the next few weeks, and another electoral disaster like Iowa's could create headaches that affect the entire field.